What is Marijuana Induced Psychosis?

Marijuana is a depressant, stimulant & hallucinogen drug that induces psychosis. Marijuana has 400 chemical compounds including over 60 cannabinoids, contributing to its psychopharmacological effects, which lead to psychosis. People using cannabis can contract psychosis more easily as compared to those who don’t use/abuse it. The compound called THC (tetrahydro cannabinoid) found in marijuana interferes with the brain’s ability to differentiate right from wrong and can worsen psychotic symptoms in people who are already experiencing psychosis. Long term use of cannabis may increase the risk of schizophrenia. However, the debate continues on whether or not marijuana can trigger psychosis.


Common marijuana psychosis symptoms are

  • Paranoid delusions
  • Suspiciousness
  • A sense of grandiosity
  • Hallucinations
  • Dissociation or a feeling of detachment
  • Unreality
  • Disorganized and disturbed thoughts
  • Inappropriate emotional responses
  • Odd changes in behavior

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