Skip to comments.Marijuana Is More Dangerous Than You Think
Posted on 01/03/2019 8:36:53 AM PST by reaganaut1
The most obvious way that cannabis fuels violence in psychotic people is through its tendency to cause paranoia. Even marijuana advocates acknowledge that the drug can cause paranoia; the risk is so obvious that users joke about it, and dispensaries advertise certain strains as less likely to do so. But for people with psychotic disorders, paranoia can fuel extreme violence. A 2007 paper in the Medical Journal of Australia looked at 88 defendants who had committed homicide during psychotic episodes. It found that most of the killers believed they were in danger from the victim, and almost two-thirds reported misusing cannabismore than alcohol and amphetamines combined.
The link between marijuana and violence doesnt appear limited to people with pre-existing psychosis. Researchers have studied alcohol and violence for generations, proving that alcohol is a risk factor for domestic abuse, assault and even murder. Far less work has been done on marijuana, in part because advocates have stigmatized anyone who raises the issue. Still, there are studies showing that marijuana use is a significant risk factor for violence.
A 2012 paper in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, examining a federal survey of more than 9,000 adolescents, found that marijuana use was associated with a doubling of domestic violence in the U.S. A 2017 paper in the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, examining drivers of violence among 6,000 British and Chinese men, found that drug use was linked to a fivefold increase in violence, and the drug used was nearly always cannabis.
Before states legalized recreational cannabis, advocates predicted that legalization would let police focus on hardened criminals rather than on marijuana smokers and thus reduce violent crime.
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If you want to put yourself on the fast track to mental imparement, smoke weed on a regular basis.
Thats like, wow uncool. You know? I mean dont be a downer man. Those negative vibes got no place around me, you know.
Like I remember when I was the smartest kid in fourth grade, or was it 2nd grade. Oh wow, look! Shiny!!!
Oh now what were we talking about?
Yea, those kinds of conversations! I knew many a wealthy stoner who only remained wealthy as long as mom and or dad was paying the bill. Some died when poverty became their path, a few went to prison.
Pot is a dead end path for most.
you have confirmed POT is a GATEWAY drug same as any other substance that starts a chase for getting high.
Does it START it or just REFLECT it? And note that "same as" could mean "not at all."
So should we make it more difficult by banning alcohol?
The only amendment that has been removed so far has been prohibition. Would you really want to go back to the days of mountaintop distilleries? Or do you just not care?
When one doesn't have enough criminals...
Like "hope" and "change" by a guy that never accomplished anything of note in his life, and whose history was legally declared secret.
I first had alcohol at a New Year's at my aunt's when I was a kid. Everybody turned around and half the champagne cups were empty. I also had whiskey when I was 16. Laws literally mean nothing.
Do you think marijuana should be legalized?
Not for recreational use.
“Cute, but conceding the argument with a stoner joke.”
I have worked around people who smoked dope.
One guy told me he quit because it affected his learning ability.
Of course, you can always look up the scientific research on the topic. The British in particular have researched it.
I actually am against androgen inhibitors as it is a poison to masculinity, but my post was not intended as a stance just purely informative.
In before the....wait, what?
I listened to a conversation of young people who spoke about those who illegally ‘sell’ weed. One said the ‘sellers’ will just start selling hard drugs to replace their “income” level.
Young people are seldom the sharpest economists; sellers can't create demand through force of will.
Well according to that speaker the sellers will be selling harder drugs... there are always addicts moving up and down the roller coaster of addiction. I don’t imagine those moving on to selling harder drugs are going to have a problem finding addicts to sell to.
Marijuana should be decriminalized. Should not be legal however.
Since they can't create new users, they'll have to undercut the prices of the existing sellers - leading to less drug-cost-motivated crime. More winning!
And smoking around non adults won’t cause developmental problems ??
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