>>I would not be surprised to learn that he abused drugs and was on them at the time of this filming. His reasoning does not go from point A to point B at all.
Yeah both Holmes and Loughner seem like schizo’s and there are quite a few indicators that the pot is causing it. You smoke the stuff and it loads up in the fatty parts in your brains for a month. Imagine what heavy pot use (like kids today that wake and bake, get home and smoke, and then when their parents go to bed bake until 4AM) will do to a still forming teenagers mind.
That’s the biggest lie being sold to teens right now. You smoke a hallucinagen that stays in your brain a month, but it doesn’t harm you at all? Get real.
Sadly, I do not have to imagine.
I have used pot heavily in my life before, among other drugs.
I’ve waked and baked, got home and smoked all that. Started when I was 16 with the bad kids down the street. When i was 27 I moved into the high quality department.
I’ve been sober a number of years now, but not as many as I would like to be honest.
I would say, based upon my personal experience with the drug, that heavy use of pot and even occasional use of pot depending on the quality of it does have distinct mental side effects.
I would say that mental instability is one of those side effects. I do not believe those effects are permanent, and they do subside once the drug use is abated, but not immediately.
However I also have to add that during my time of use I never wanted to do what these guys did. Perhaps the drug serves to further inflame mental problems that may already exist outside of any additional drug use.
Based upon Loughner’s erratic ramblings in that video, I also suspect other drugs in addition to pot, perhaps harder hallucinogens such as LSD or mushrooms.