Anorak | Cannabis and the Daily Mail’s schizophrenia scaremongering

Cannabis and the Daily Mail’s schizophrenia scaremongering

by | 10th, April 2012

WHEN the Daily Mail told its readers Jus t ONE cannabis joint ‘can bring on schizophrenia’ as well as damaging memory” back on October 25, 2011, we wondered. Could it be true? Well, no. It wasn’t. A mere five months later, on pril 3, 2012, the Mail wrote:

A report on research by the University of Bristol on 26 October was headlined ‘One cannabis joint “can bring on schizophrenia”.’ We are happy to clarify that, as the article explained, the research on rats found that the active ingredient in cannabis could induce symptoms similar to schizophrenia, rather than schizophrenia itself.

As UKCIA points out, that headline contained quotation marks. Only, the story never divulged who had uttered the headline-making words.


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