Study links teenage pot smoking to depression risk

07/7/2010 | Reuters

Marijuana use by children and teens may raise their risk of depression, but researchers said they were not certain if the drug itself was to blame. Study data showed a 50% increase in the risk of depression if marijuana was used before age 17, but the link weakened when child conduct problems, including skipping school, fighting and shoplifting, were included in the mix.

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