Examining state cannabis legalization, psycho


About the study: There was no statistically significant difference in the rate of psychosis-related diagnoses or antipsychotics prescribed in states with medical or recreational cannabis policies compared to states without such policies in this study of commercial and Medicare Advantage claims data from 2003 to 2017. As states continue to introduce new Introducing cannabis policies, an ongoing evaluation of psychosis as a possible consequence of state legalization of cannabis may be informative.

Authors: Holly Elser, MD, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.

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