Skip to comments.Young people who use high potency ‘skunk’ cannabis daily ‘have psychotic episodes earlier’
Posted on 01/12/2014 5:44:10 PM PST by Olog-hai
Mental illnesses are triggered six years earlier in patients who have smoked high-strength cannabis every day, a study has claimed.
Mental health patients who smoked skunk dailywhich has a high amount of the drugs active ingredient, THChad their first psychotic episode at an average age of 25, compared to 31 for non-users.
Yet the damage was not limited to heavy smokers or those using powerful cannabis, according to the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings College London.
Mental health patients with a general history of using cannabis still had their first psychotic episodes at 28three years earlier than those who never tried the drug.
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Stupid people do stupid things.
No excuse for what the WOD has done to erode the constitution.
Kick my door in, you will get shot.
No expert here. But this sounds like typical hysteria.
At every fatal car crash involving marijuana in Colorado and Washington, a mile 420 marker should be posted. Funny how if a state violates Federal laws regarding abortion or gay marriage, they are censured by the Courts almost immediately. Somehow it is different if they contradict Federal drug laws.
Liberals typically suffer psychotic episodes anyway.
Psychotic episodes aka the real Reefer Madness!
i smell a skunk
....and far more likely to be Obama supporters.
Itd only get stolen. If erected.
At every fatal car crash involving marijuana in Colorado and Washington, a mile 420 marker should be posted
I’ve seen it with young teenager family members who use pot regularly. Their mental state is damaged.
Skunk strains typically have 1020% THC and little to no cannabidiol (CBD).
Importantly, the skunk strains are also associated strongly with the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited, degenerative eye disease that causes severe vision impairment and often blindness.[
A reporter for the London Times, who suffered from advanced RP, attending a cannabis fest on the continent, was shocked to discover a return of visual acuity and night vision, after smoking skunk.
She then discovered that some 4th world fishermen, who fished at night, used skunk to improve their night vision.
Her write up in the Times led to significant research in the use of skunk marijuana against RP. Faced with almost assured blindness, people because quite desperate.
...and for years they were saying it was acid that would lead to psychotic episodes.
Who would have guessed pot would lead to refer madness?
I noticed that the media is pushing caffeine pretty hard since Obama became president. Any coincidence?
BTW, states with medical marijuana had safer highways according to this study=> Study shows medical marijuana laws reduce traffic deaths
I know a gentleman, highly educated whose daughter suffered daily convulsions, after trying all the pharma stuff, all the modern meds did was make her a zombie and did not stop the episodes. An oregon mm doctor gave her a script for pot. It cured her. God can do anything and man’s ways are not His.peace in christ
“Mental illnesses are triggered six years earlier in patients who have smoked high-strength cannabis every day”
The emphasis - as the actual studies show - is on “every day”.
The issue arises from EARLY & CHRONIC USE that continues from youth into adulthood.
MILLIONS of youth experiment with pot. The overwhelming majority do not do much more than experiment, do not become habitual users, do not become chronic long term users from their youth into adulthood.
Should kids be disuaded from trying pot? Definitly.
But, let’s be clear, among the millions who will try it, most, the majority, will NOT become “pot heads”, in youth or in life.
Very limited study in states that legalized “medical marijuana’ and no real systemic drug testing of people involved in accidents. Would you trust children driving in a car with a driver who is or had recently smoked marijuana? Perhaps you would.
So? They found a valid correlation. You can speculate whether there is causality, but it certainly shoots the argument that medical marijuana laws lead to more dangerous highways.
Would you trust children driving in a car with a driver who is or had recently smoked marijuana?
Why, no. Would you trust him if he'd been drinking?
I think Marijuana helps because as it is, the body is in a state where things are entirely different. So the pot helps.
Yet, if the body is originally healthy, the marijuana harms.
>> as it is, the body is in a state where things are entirely different.
Like... as not is!
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Thank you and I’m glad to be here! I love it here!
I would be hesitant to say “cured”, instead of “treated”. There really isn’t a cure for severe seizures, because even if the seizures can be stopped, there may be a dangerous underlying condition, or long term damage from the seizures.
They are making some rather unexpected inroads into frequent seizures, such as the extremely high fat (ketogenic) diet.
I agree, it is not a magic fix..but is rediculous to jail folks for .
I am sure there is good and bad to it.., like all things earthly
I am someone biased in favor of its medical use, because I knew a lady with terminal cancer whose life was extended perhaps six months because it permitted her to eat. Often such an extension is enough for the chemo to kick in and destroy the cancer.
Holy crap! If I DON'T use pot I'll have a psychotic episode!
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