Can I get a psychosis from cannabis?
Reports regularly appear about the relationship between cannabis use and psychosis. It has been known for some time that cannabis can exacerbate mental disorders, including schizophrenia. In people with a predisposition to psychosis, smoking cannabis can also ‘trigger’ these disorders: cannabis can, so to speak, be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. A study by Maastricht University indicates that a small part of the population carries a certain gene that makes this group more susceptible to developing psychotic symptoms when using cannabis. If there are psychoses in your family (history), we strongly advise against using cannabis (or other drugs).