Researchers Identify Specific Genes Associated With Marijuana Addiction

TIME (3/30, Szalavitz) reports that “specific genes associated with marijuana addiction have been identified – and some of them are also linked to increased risk for depression and schizophrenia.” Researchers arrived at this conclusion after studying “the genes of nearly 15,000 people from three different groups.” The study’s findings may “help explain why 90% of people with marijuana addictions also suffer from another psychiatric condition or addiction.”

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— “The Genes for Pot Addiction Have Been Identified,” Maia Szalavitz, Time, March 30, 2016.

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