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Think it's harmless? Now nine in ten teens at drug clinics are being treated for marijuana use
The Daily Mail (United Kingdom) ^ | April 22, 2018 | STEPHEN ADAMS and MARTIN BECKFORD

Posted on 04/22/2018 10:31:32 AM PDT by familyop

Cannabis is responsible for 91 per cent of cases where teenagers end up being treated for drug addiction, shocking new figures reveal...The findings also back up academic research, revealed in The Mail on Sunday over the past three years, that skunk is having a serious detrimental impact on the mental health of the young. At least two studies have shown repeated use triples the risk of psychosis, with sufferers repeatedly experiencing delusional thoughts. Some victims end up taking their own lives.

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The Daily Mail is using the British slang word, "skunk," in general to refer to marijuana.

1 posted on 04/22/2018 10:31:32 AM PDT by familyop
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To: familyop

Actual drug addiction or simply being taken to a clinic??

Pot isn’t addictive.


2 posted on 04/22/2018 10:32:48 AM PDT by CodeToad (The Democrats haven't been this pissed off since the Republicans took their slaves away.)
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To: familyop

But but. The hippies and Hollywood and media have all told us since The Sixties . . . .


3 posted on 04/22/2018 10:33:39 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey brainwashed students . . . where's your "outrage" @FBI? @BrowardSheriff? DO SOMETHING!!)
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To: CodeToad

causing psychosis


4 posted on 04/22/2018 10:35:53 AM PDT by Bob434
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Yes. There’s also a mention in the article of a “sharp increase in cocaine use” in teens.


5 posted on 04/22/2018 10:36:32 AM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: CodeToad

Don’t confuse the argument with your facts. We can easily solve the problem by making it illegal for minors to have pot. Oh wait, it’s already illegal for minors? Okay then let’s make it illegal for everybody to have pot. That’ll fix the problem for sure.


6 posted on 04/22/2018 10:36:53 AM PDT by kdot
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To: CodeToad

Users who buy small quantities get pretty anxious about finding a dealer before the weekend. ;-)


7 posted on 04/22/2018 10:38:24 AM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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Try to tell people that MJ causes some form of psychosis whether mild or strong, and they will argue with you ‘till the cows come home. But the fact is, irrational fear is one of the common first immediate effects of smoking MJ.


8 posted on 04/22/2018 10:38:35 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: CodeToad

They got that mighty skunk ganga across the pond.

It’ll make ya crazy and suicidal!


9 posted on 04/22/2018 10:38:48 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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To: familyop
Certainly, it can have negative effects on those who consume it. So can alcohol.

Neither should be illegal.

10 posted on 04/22/2018 10:41:21 AM PDT by Simon Green
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To: CodeToad

Pot isn’t addictive.
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Neither is cyanide.


11 posted on 04/22/2018 10:41:59 AM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

There’s a strong libertarian presence on this site, which favors marijuana legalization.

As we moved to legalize recreational drug use, I’ve noticed that nobody wants to talk about whether marijuana is harmful in any way, or whether it is a gateway drug.

It seems as if the debate has shifted, and we are told that since alcohol is legal and cigarettes are legal, then .
marijuana also should be legal.

I’m not saying that I’m either in favor of or against marijuana legalization. I’m just observing how the debate and discussion of the issue has evolved.


12 posted on 04/22/2018 10:44:29 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Delta 21

13 posted on 04/22/2018 10:44:39 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (President Trump divides Americans . . . from anti-Americans.)
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To: familyop

If toking some bud turns one psychotic, they were pretty close to the edge already.


14 posted on 04/22/2018 10:45:54 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Get out of my country now)
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To: familyop

Those who end up in psychosis were likely headed there anyway.

10’s of millions have smoked pot and not ended up there. Perhaps 100’s of millions.

If it wasn’t going to be pot, another substance or event would have triggered it. Extreme stress, whiskey, opioids, benzodiazepines, LSD, Ecstacy, crank.

That said, kids today should not do what we adults did as teens. The evidence is in that kids should not smoke pot.


15 posted on 04/22/2018 10:47:34 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Jim 0216
"Try to tell people that MJ causes some form of psychosis whether mild or strong, and they will argue with you ‘till the cows come home. But the fact is, irrational fear is one of the common first immediate effects of smoking MJ."

Other drugs to calm their fear are now easily available.


16 posted on 04/22/2018 10:50:09 AM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: A_Former_Democrat

The democrat party wants potheads as they are easy to control as they cannot hold down good jobs and will need gov’t assistance.


17 posted on 04/22/2018 10:50:53 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: familyop

IMHO, I think pot’s like liquor.
These substances bring out the cray-cray that’s already alive and well somewhere down in the mental paw paw patch...!

Someone needs to go and arrest God. How dare him! /s


18 posted on 04/22/2018 10:53:32 AM PDT by Original Lurker
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To: CodeToad

not physically but it does screw up drive, goal and motivation in some and for an undeveloped brain that aint good


19 posted on 04/22/2018 10:53:37 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: familyop

Watching candles drip...


20 posted on 04/22/2018 10:54:11 AM PDT by Cedar
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