There is lots of different research into the affects that cannabis can have on mental health.
Some research has shown that young people who use cannabis have an increased risk of psychosis.
How strong the cannabis is you use, and how often you use it, can increase the risk of developing psychosis.
Using cannabis can also increase the risk of other mental health problems like depression and
Research suggests that people who are already at risk of developing mental health problems might be at an increased risk of showing symptoms if they use cannabis regularly. There is also evidence that if you already have a mental health problem cannabis
can, in some cases, make these problems worse.
The younger you are when you start using cannabis, the more at risk of these problems you are. This is because your brain is still developing and can be more easily damaged by the chemicals in cannabis.
Stopping using cannabis can help reduce symptoms of mental health problems such as depression and psychosis. However, some people may need additional support for their mental health problems and help to stop using cannabis safely.