Skip to comments.Pot-Smoking Teens Hear Secret Television Messages
Posted on 08/09/2011 4:06:41 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
Teenagers and young adults who use marijuana may be messing with their heads in ways they dont intend, reports Harvard Health Publications. Also:
Evidence is mounting that regular marijuana use increases the chance that a teenager will develop psychosis, a pattern of unusual thoughts or perceptions, such as believing the television is transmitting secret messages. It also increases the risk of developing schizophrenia, a disabling brain disorder that not only causes psychosis, but also problems concentrating and loss of emotional expression.
In one recent study that followed nearly 2,000 teenagers as they became young adults, young people who smoked marijuana at least five times were twice as likely to have developed psychosis over the next 10 years as those who didnt smoke pot.
The so-called health benefits of medical marijuana could offset any positives, costing taxpayers billions. But the social cost is immeasurable.
(Excerpt) Read more at thewinstonreview.com ...
In before the “but it’s not as bad as alcohol” crowd.
Don’t smoke pot but the TV keeps giving me secret messages anyway that Obama is a dumbass. I keep telling it, “that’s no secret.”
There is no way to tell what they claim from the study they performed.
An equally likely explanation is that teenagers susceptible to mental disorders are ALSO more likely to be frequent marijuana smokers.
The only way to show what they claim was if you took teenagers and randomly separated them into two groups - had one group smoke marijuana frequently - and the other not do so - and THEN look at the frequency of mental illness.
Correlation is not causation.
Funny.... after reading the thread title, I was thinking that the story would report that smoking pot was enabling them to hear or detect secret messages that nobody else could hear.
Like those funny sunglasses that allows you to see the aliens.
... and it causes Global Warming too.
What if the pot heads turn off the TV and the TV is still telling them things? Is that a problem, too?
“I won’t go schizo, will I?”
“It’s a distinct possibility.”
Anyone else notice the rash of 60’s celebrity deaths due to brain cancer?
Coincidence that the generation that popularized pot smoking is now dying from brain cell issues?
Doesn’t it enable you to hear secret messages? I think it does.
I think it enables you to hear spiritual ones... from the dark side.
A few years ago this thread would have attracted a bunch of angry Paulbots. Where have all the Paulbots gone?
That explains why the potheads I’ve known, laugh their heads off like it’s the funniest show they’ve ever seen, regardless of what’s on. They are getting the funny messages I’m missing.
It used to be used by assassins in Arabia. To mentally prep.
“In before the but its not as bad as alcohol crowd.”
I always get a kick out of that argument. Like a second multi-thousand killer and stupid machine doesn’t matter.
A kick in the head; is it worse than a kick in the groin? Would you rather have just one, or both? And if both, why?
Their strategy this year is to not discuss issues they know hurt them and focus on nothing but economics. They are trying to bury all their negatives.
Maybe they heard secret messages on TV warning them not to be such a-holes.
Could be AlGores problem.
Baloney! Wait..baloney, fried baloney sandwich on fresh bread with mayo...what was I saying?
I think I've ran into a few of them recently on this thread.
It looks like Reefer Madness wasn’t that far off the mark!
Does smoking it help you to detect Satanic messages in records when you play them backwards or use a reverse-speech player on digital audio clips?
Maybe it’s a coincidence but my TV has also been sending me the same message along with my radio. Ummm, can you tell me what make your TV is?
“The walrus was Paul...The walrus was Paul.”
>>> Does smoking it help you to detect Satanic messages in records when you play them backwards or use a reverse-speech player on digital audio clips?
Don’t ask me.... I’ve never smoked it.
I do know that if you play country and western music backwards,
you get your wife back... your truck back.. your dog back... etc.
“A kick in the head; is it worse than a kick in the groin? Would you rather have just one, or both? And if both, why?”
Well, you know. Like wow. It’s the principal (sic) of the thing.
Uh oh, you should have posted the full blog post instead of excerpting. Excerpting blog posts is forbidden on Free Republic because by posting on Free Republic, bloggers waive all rights to their own content, and are supposed to allow Free Republic to have access to all of their copyrighted material for free.
How about the “This research was debunked a decade ago” crowd?
The bottom line was that it might cause the onset of schizophrenia sooner in those who were going to develop schizophrenia anyway.
Truthfully, the best argument against using marijuana is that it makes the user dull and stupid. As such, the argument is persuasive to the young who wish to be brighter and effective in their lives.
I talked with several young marijuana users who said that a song from some years ago that seemingly glorified marijuana use, was in fact one the most persuasive anti-marijuana messages ever produced. It is called “Because I Got High”, by ‘Afroman’.
The gist is that he ruined his life because he smoked marijuana instead of doing the important things in life. It sounds funny and glib, but the message struck home.
Both. - ‘Cause if you just get kicked in one, it HURTS; and that’s all you can think of, HOW BAD IT HURTS. If both are kicked, one place takes the mind off the other, and then it’s just an interesting experience of infinite variety. - Then both abate about the same time, and you think, “Man I’m glad that’s over!”
Plus you're the first Nanny Stater. What's next with your plan to have the government protect us?
Been toking since the Beatles were still a band.
“There is no way to tell what they claim from the study they performed.”
We need only read the claim “to tell what they claim”. The study itself is irrelevant to understanding the claims made.
But your criticism is correct. The study is yet another entry in the vast body of “cargo cult science” that Feynman criticized in his famous 1974 Caltech commencement address.
Scientific method — how does that work?
Yep. It’s common knowledge that many of the potheads are alcoholics. They drink too much while trying to soothe that initial paranoia, and they make fun of each other for being paranoid. “Hey, did a cop just pull up in the driveway?” LOL!
Is it also a coincidence that they lived through a lot of open-air nuclear testing?
Which is the more likely source of cancer? Weeds or nuclear fallout? (I know what you'll say --Nuclear fallout is harmless)
But it’s not as bad as alcohol!
My bottom line is that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, so this "might" cause schizophrenia, too! LOL!
Its much better than alcohol.
A glass of port is an excellent complement to a fatty, however:
Cone Head Logic: 'Let us now commence mass slaughter of all pot heads before they replicate'.
Besides, I don't have a billion dollars to pay for their psychoses.
BTW, didn't the last three POTUS's admit to smoking pot? That explains the mess we're in today!
Sorry .....But ever since Obummer I have a hard time believing anyone from Harvard! Alcohol and Marijuana are both not exactly healthy for you if they are abused...or used too often. IMO Kids shouldn’t have either...... Adults should be able to make up their own minds about what they put in their bodies.
>>> Pot-Smoking Teens Hear Secret Television Messages
That actually sounds like fun. This story will probably sell lots of baggies. Good job.
What motivates you to do such a peculiar thing?
No wonder the Feds keep pot illegal.
Self selection bias, but “cargo cult science” about covers it.
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