Skip to comments.COLORADO KIDS PAY BIG PRICE FOR STATE’S DECISION TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA
Posted on 06/17/2019 6:05:29 PM PDT by Hojczyk
The returns are in on Colorados decision to legalize marijuana: (1) Large amounts of money are being made thanks to legalization, privately and by the state; (2) horrible things are happening to kids.
The quotation is from psychiatrist Libby Stuyt. She treats teens in southwestern Colorado and has studied the health effects of high-potency marijuana. Stuyt says: I see increased problems with psychosis, with addiction, with suicide, with depression and anxiety stemming from legalization in the state.
Stuyts report wont surprise anyone who has read Alex Berensens book Tell Your Children, which I discussed here. Berensen noted that over the past few decades, studies around the globe have found that THC, the active compound in cannabis, is strongly linked to psychosis, schizophrenia, and violence. He interviewed far-flung researchers who have documented the contribution of THC to serious mental illness.
Now, are we seeing these effects in Colorado. Libby Stuyts report from ground zero is bolstered by data. The Washington Post informs us that in the Denver area, visits to Childrens Hospital Colorado facilities for treatment of cyclic vomiting, paranoia, psychosis and other acute cannabis-related symptoms jumped to 777 in 2015, from 161 in 2005. The increase was most notable in the years following legalization of medical sales in 2009 and retail use in 2014.
As a reward for jeopardizing the mental health of its young people, Colorado is bringing in large sums of tax revenue. According to the Washington Post, in 2018 $1.54 billion in sales produced $266 million in fees,
No politician will admit that the financial benefits of legalizing marijuana are worth significant increases in psychosis, depression, and suicide, coupled with decreased ability to perform and learn in school. However, thats the trade-off many of them support not just Democrats but also Republicans like Sen. Cory Gardner.
(Excerpt) Read more at powerlineblog.com ...
The Link Between Marijuana and Schizophrenia
But here's the conundrum: while marijuana went from being a secret shared by a small community of hepcats and beatniks in the 1940s and '50s to a rite of passage for some 70% of youth by the turn of the century, rates of schizophrenia in the U.S. have remained flat, or possibly declined. For as long as it has been tracked, schizophrenia has been found to affect about 1% of the population.
That’s why it’s called DOPE!!!
Just another piece in the puzzle of how to destroy America.
Free Will is a *****.
Be careful kids. Using marijuana turns you into liberal democrats! It dulls your senses, makes you stupid and vulnerable to dumb suggestions. And 1,000 other terrible things can happen. Don’t try it, don’t use it.
A Who song from the 70s based on first hand observations
Cannabis is as legal for minors as it ever was. So how can you blame the law?
Just saw a commercial for Colorado.
How about the societal benefits then? Less inappropriate incarceration... Less crime... Fewer smugglers... etc. etc. etc. - or should we go back to prohibiting demon rum ?
So totally unexpected. As these kids move through life as useless stoners, where do we get hard working people from?
The kids born with toxic thc levels in their umbilical cords should be in early ed classes now.
Probaby easy to make them think women have penises.
This is in an environment where people want ban youth vaping. pathetic.
Balogna, salami, hip wader time.
Oh, wait...that isn't mentioned in the article. Never mind.
Just more pom poms for weed makes users schizo tripe.
(funny Alaska has had legal weed for decades and they aren't schizo up there)
Money makes the weed go round
The weed go round
The weed go round
“Their All Wasted!”
Exactly what lie-berals want.
Psychotic people that can’t take care of themselves and who are dependent on the government
Colorado continues to take its dope-fueled, sharp turn to the left, and other states are following.
I really miss mrleroy.
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