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Cannabis & Your Mental Health

Cannabis is the most popular drug in Ireland and a bigger threat to mental health than you may think

Cannabis & Your Mental Health It is warned that ‘free’ psychiatric services might be “overrun” due to a surge in young people requiring urgent treatment for medical issues linked to smoking cannabis. In Ireland, it’s recently been discussed that cannabis is posing a grave threat to the health of many young adults within the country. The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland has warned that an estimated 45,000 15-34 years olds all now meet the criteria for cannabis dependence. This means that a surge of young individuals may require immediate and urgent addiction treatment in the very near future. Cannabis stats…

The potency of cannabis and how dangerous it can be for your mental health

The potency of cannabis

The potency of cannabis and how dangerous it can be for your mental health Our leading addiction experts, therapists and medical staff at Smarmore Castle are issuing a strong warning against the use of cannabis. This warning comes off the back of the latest figures in Ireland showing alarming rates of hospital admission for stronger, more potent strains of cannabis. The Irish Times agrees with our findings, Cannabis ‘gravest threat’ to the mental health of young people.  What you should know:  Anything over 10% THC is high potency There has been an increase of 300% in hospital admissions (four times…