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    Article: Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

    A friend showed me this article the other day, knowing that I like to read esoteric information. Well, esoteric to me. Probably many of you have read about this stuff. It's written for USA consumption, btw.

    Here are some teasers plucked from the article:

    The big studies, the little ones, and all the rest. I read everything I could find. I talked to every psychiatrist and brain scientist who would talk to me. And I soon realized that in all my years as a journalist I had never seen a story where the gap between insider and outsider knowledge was so great, or the stakes so high.

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    Even cannabis advocates, like Rob Kampia, the co-founder of the Marijuana Policy Project, acknowledge that they have always viewed medical marijuana laws primarily as a way to protect recreational users.

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    On the other hand, research from Finland and Denmark, two countries that track mental illness more comprehensively, shows a significant increase in psychosis since 2000, following an increase in cannabis use.

    January 2019 - Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence
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    Re: Article: Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

    So, people that are prone to schizophrenia tend to use cannabis. And the cannabis may make it worse.

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    Re: Article: Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

    I used marijuana heavily as a teenager. It truly is a gateway to other illicit, harming, and illegal activities. It stunts mental development. Restricts ambition. Fosters ambivalence and defeatism.

    As a society, we are weakly giving in to the demands of liberal leftists that don't need to be mentally sharp in their day to day activities to survive and thrive.

    Recreational drug use is a luxury that only people whose finances are being sponsored by a benefactor can afford.

    For anyone that needs to learn on the job skills and operate dangerous equipment, recreational drug use is career suicide. And worse, life-threatening.

    I've been sober over fifteen years, btw. On some level I'm grateful to have experimented with BS when my future was still undefined. Opening the door to legal recreational drug use will inspire people who would not have to stay on the right side of the law. These people, I suspect, have the most to lose by fogging their minds. Damn shame where this country is going. Feminist probably had their hand in this.
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    Re: Article: Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

    I was about as grown up as I was going to get before I started, and I'm glad for that. As far as kids smoking, some do ok, some don't, though I admit it's a bad idea for them.


    It wasn't easy being a pothead long ago. Both society and the authority's looked down on marijuana use. You had to hide it. You had to hide smoking it, and you had to maintain your cool after you did partake. You had to be damned sneaky or you'd never last. Of course some of us were, and did whatever we had to do.


    Oregon's flogged a lot a weed since going legal, which shows how much illegal use there used to be more than anything else. While their sales might be strong, it's mostly older people you see in the shops. I know young people smoke too, but it don't appear to mean as much to them. So what we got now may, or may not last. But baring a bunch a mass murders, it's not going away. Lawmakers aren't going to let go of those millions of dollars worth a tax's their currently raking in.

    People are crazier than ever, but I think it's the country going to hell that's the big reason, not marijuana use.
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    Re: Article: Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

    In the 30's a movie called "Reefer Madness" was released. It tried to portray itself as a documentary, but it illustrated pot users acting like heroin addicts because the movie maker's message was basically, this stuff is all the same. Of course, it's not. There's a big difference between scotch and beer, just like there's a difference between cocaine and pot. But, recreational marijuana as opposed to medical marijuana? That's like drinking whiskey to keep yourself away from moonshine. And, since pot has been illegal for so long (and on the governments schedule 1 of dangerous substances), there have been no quality research studies on the long term effects of this stuff. If the government propaganda ministry in your country is crying out to stop the reefer madness, I would ask the question, "Is that what's wrong with Theresa May and Nancy Pelousi?"
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    Re: Article: Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

    I'm a former pothead. I used to smoke pot everyday all the day on bonds and I used to do it work too. It wasn't that addictive but I did it anyways for some reason because that's what my rock and roll Heroes did. I'd love to believe I was an individual realist or something. But we all end up subscribing to one another of the Matrix I guess if your me at least.

    Anyway pot was a threat to the alcohol and Timber industry. They lobbied heavily for my remember in the 1930s, According to some movie by Woody Harrelson. Some documentary that he financed.

    Hot is a hell of a lot safer than for many reasons. I never bought into the gateway drug argument because if we're going to go there, well we've been alcohol go back back to the probation of the 1920s in America ( I heard that women had a lot to do with it because they didn't like the fact that their husbands could drink without them at bars. Another HATE CRIME of "dem evil men," right?!?! )

    What I was in my early twenties as an alcoholic who is a daily pot user. Did my Drake you got bad enough to ride to quit drinking for a few years. Pot was HUGE help in doing that.

    In the state of Arizona, it's like $175 for the license to get the medical marijuana card here. I'm not the pothead I used to be. But for 175 bucks I can get weed on the streets, lots of booze, and the half-teener I usually get once or twice per month. It's an economical decision not to get license.

    As far as this whole pot thing becoming legal or medically so at least in many states over the last few years, it's great to see laws start the catch up with common sense and reality.

    PS--CHEECH AND CHONG!

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    Re: Article: Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

    I have used cannabis pretty much daily for almost 30 years, stopping for days/weeks at a time is no issue. Gateway my ass. I've tried coke, meth etc and never saw the attraction. Heroine looks like fun - like waaaaay too much fun so I've always avoided it


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