Legal marijuana in Virginia?
Dr. Dean Drosnes explains the potential problems people may face when they struggle with substance use disorder, including marijuana.
For our adolescent population, the No. 1 reason they come is cannabis. Cannabis users may face a number of problems, but the most severe is psychosis. Psychosis is, in layman’s terms, a break with reality. That happens, not rarely, to people who are daily cannabis users. There's a certain fraction of people that will get better when they stop using marijuana. And there’s another fraction that won’t get better and they’ll stay psychotic and they’ll become schizophrenic. It’s very, very sad.”
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