Up to 60,000 cases of depression in UK could be avoided if teenagers avoided cannabis, study says

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As many as 60,000 cases of depression in adults could have been avoided by preventing teenagers trying cannabis , researchers behind a major new analysis have said. In the largest study to date, researchers from Canada and Oxford University found robust evidence that trying the drug before the age of 18 meant young people were more likely to develop depression and experience suicidal thoughts.

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