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Marijuana use tied to suicide risk in youths with mood disorders

Cannabis use disorder was significantly linked to self-harm and risk of death by suicide, homicide and other causes such as car crashes in youths and young adults with mood disorders, researchers reported in JAMA Pediatrics. The findings, based on data involving almost 205,000 individuals ages 10 to 24 who were diagnosed with mood disorders, "should be considered as states contemplate legalizing medical and recreational marijuana, both of which are associated with increased cannabis use disorder," said researcher Cynthia Fontanella.

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