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Update on marijuana.
J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2009 Oct; 47(10):19-22.JP

Abstract

Marijuana, the illicit drug most widely used by adolescents, is not a benign substance. Inhalation of marijuana smoke is more harmful than tobacco smoke; cannabis smoke delivers 50% to 70% more carcinogens. Other physiological effects include decreased immune function, higher rates of cardiac arrhythmias, and documented cases of cerebellar infarction. Mood and cognitive effects of marijuana include exacerbation of depression and anxiety (including panic attacks), as well as memory problems that may persist for a month after last use. Cannabis abuse is a risk factor for psychosis in genetically predisposed people and may lead to a worse outcome of schizophrenia. The cumulative respiratory, cardiovascular, metabolic, and mental health risks of marijuana are significant and should be emphasized by nurses who work with adolescents.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing, NB 205, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1210, USA. tmcg@uab.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19835316

Citation

McGuinness, Teena M.. "Update On Marijuana." Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, vol. 47, no. 10, 2009, pp. 19-22.
McGuinness TM. Update on marijuana. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2009;47(10):19-22.
McGuinness, T. M. (2009). Update on marijuana. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 47(10), 19-22. https://doi.org/10.3928/02793695-20090902-03
McGuinness TM. Update On Marijuana. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2009;47(10):19-22. PubMed PMID: 19835316.
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