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Schizophrenia linked to marijuana use disorder is on the rise, study finds
KITV4 ^ | 7/22/2021 | CNN

Posted on 07/22/2021 1:41:53 PM PDT by Right Wing Vegan

Edited on 07/22/2021 11:01:12 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

In 1995, 2% of schizophrenia diagnoses in the country were associated with cannabis use disorder. In 2000, it increased to around 4%. Since 2010, that figure increased to 8%, the study found.

"I think it is highly important to use both our study and other studies to highlight and emphasize that cannabis use is not harmless," said Carsten Hjorthøj, an associate professor at the Copenhagen Research Center for Mental Health and an author of the study published in the medical journal JAMA Psychiatry, via email.


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KEYWORDS: cannabis; marijuana; pot; wod
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When a drug is linked to the most severe mental illness, schizophrenia, people also need to be concerned about less obvious changes in the brain as well, changes in mental processes that even if not reaching the level of a detectable illness, nevertheless skew one's brain enough from normalcy that over time one becomes more susceptible to strange ideas they would have never been susceptible to---- that in combination with bandwagon (or "wave of the future" bandwagon) effect could explain how many leftist ideas take hold and become normalized in a pot-proliferated society.
1 posted on 07/22/2021 1:41:53 PM PDT by Right Wing Vegan
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To: Right Wing Vegan

As my 34 year old daughter, who is a substance abuse counselor at a mental hospital, “Dad, it’s a lot stronger than when you were in college (1969)”


2 posted on 07/22/2021 1:46:34 PM PDT by llevrok (I'm old enough to remember metal toys in Cracker-Jacks.)
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With THC at 25% it’s no wonder.


3 posted on 07/22/2021 1:48:48 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (All I know is The I read in the papers.)
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“problematic use of marijuana”

if you can’t figure out how to smoke a joint, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it?

It’s easy:
Smoke
Eat
Sleep

repeat . . .


4 posted on 07/22/2021 1:49:03 PM PDT by Macoozie (Handcuffs and Orange Jumpsuitss)
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In before the “yeah, well, dude, what about all the problems caused by alcohol?” crowd...

Of course, this is true. I’ve seen this among the stoners I know in San Francisco for decades.

The truth is that we’re going to be looking at an epidemic of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders as this younger generation is raised on legal, high-octane weed... that the media and political establishment has told them is about as dangerous as eating an ice cream cone.


5 posted on 07/22/2021 1:49:33 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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What? Drugs are bad for you? Say it isn’t so. /sarc


6 posted on 07/22/2021 1:50:09 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!! (this post approved by the NSA))
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"I won't go schizo, will I?"
"It's a distinct possibility."

7 posted on 07/22/2021 1:51:54 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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My son is one of them.


8 posted on 07/22/2021 1:52:25 PM PDT by yldstrk (Bingo! We have a winner!)
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To: Right Wing Vegan

This goes a long way toward explaining today’s Democrats.


9 posted on 07/22/2021 1:52:26 PM PDT by JennysCool ('It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.' - Mark Twain)
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To: llevrok

It was 5% on the good stuff in the 70’s. Now you can go 28% or more. You have to use tweeters to fill a bowl.

Check out on line dispensaries.


10 posted on 07/22/2021 1:52:39 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (All I know is The I read in the papers.)
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With lower THC, folks just take more hits. From what I have observed in the many places I have lived over the years is that there is a higher number of users using weed all day, every day. Even users who have nowhere to go in the morning get up at 5 AM to get their first dose. In the last two neighborhoods I’ve lived in, around 5 AM the entire section of the city around me is engulfed in marijuana fumes.


11 posted on 07/22/2021 1:52:47 PM PDT by Right Wing Vegan
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One of my friends went mad after smoking a lot of this stuff. He was convinced people were trying to kill him and eventually the company he worked for put him on permanent disability.


12 posted on 07/22/2021 1:54:04 PM PDT by packagingguy
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As a libertarian I've often been for legalizing weed and other drugs, while at the same time telling my fellow libertarians to quit talking about weed like it does everything good this side of curing cancer with zero side effects.


IMHO when libertarians support weed like it's their religion with no basis in reality and make it their #1 cause, it makes those of us libertarians as a whole look like idiots and undermines our general message of getting the government off our backs.

13 posted on 07/22/2021 1:56:29 PM PDT by Tell It Right (1st Thessalonians 5:21 -- Put everything to the test, hold fast to that which is true.)
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“Dad, it’s a lot stronger than when you were in college (1969)”

Yep, potency!

14 posted on 07/22/2021 1:56:31 PM PDT by Tommy Revolts
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15 posted on 07/22/2021 1:58:08 PM PDT by polymuser (A socialist is a communist without the power to take everything from their citizens...yet.)
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Very tragic. I was seeing a lady for a while who developed schizophrenia after starting marijuana. She was in enough remission when I met her that her condition was manageable by medicine and never returning to weed use. Then she spontaneously got worse and her paranoia unfortunately included me no matter what I did. Had to leave her alone. It was a shame. Very beautiful and talented lady.


16 posted on 07/22/2021 1:58:14 PM PDT by Right Wing Vegan
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To: Right Wing Vegan

Dave’s not here! 😆


17 posted on 07/22/2021 1:58:39 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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“I think it is highly important to use

Northern California weed - Humboldt and Mendocino Counties


18 posted on 07/22/2021 1:58:52 PM PDT by Jolla
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I think public school indoctrination centers are causing most of the mental illness we see today.


19 posted on 07/22/2021 1:58:55 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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“Dad, it’s a lot stronger than when you were in college (1969)”


20 posted on 07/22/2021 1:59:40 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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