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.
Appreciate your insight.
Yeah, I also have had experience with pot and have been sober for a looooong time. I feel that it has affected my memomry but little else.
I think that marijuana triggers schizophrenia in those who have mental sensitivity. The one black girl who flipped out in the classroom on that youtube video seems like a similar case. I really is strange because the high school video James Holmes and the Aurora massacre James Holmes look like two different people.
Many assumptions in this thread, but I know from personal experience that disturbed people who smoke pot (or drink for that matter) can act and appear psychotic.