Post by Peter Duncanson [BrE]
On Tue, 04 May 2021 16:47:00 -0400, Tony Cooper
Post by Tony Cooper
On Tue, 4 May 2021 19:26:42 -0000 (UTC), Lewis
Post by Lewis Post by Sam Plusnet Post by Lewis
But there has always been a lot of bullshit and lies about the effects
of drugs like marijuana. After all, the initial laws against it were
promoted with racist images of black men raping white women because they
were "sex crazed" by marijuana.
"I've never met anyone like that." isn't an effective way to challenge
such a link.
Perhaps you should read the SECOND paragraph as well. The history of
"bad" drugs is a history of racism and completely bullshit lies about
the effects of the "bad" drugs.
Post by Sam Plusnet
I've never met anyone from Florida, but I accept that Floridians do exist.
You can certainly see them. Have you ever seen a violent psychotic
My question would be along the lines of "Which came first? The
chicken or the egg?".
Does the use of marijuana cause violent psychotic behavior? Or do
people with violent phychotic behavior turn to marijuana?
Personally, I don't know anyone prone to violent psychotic behavior or
habitual use of majijuana, so I have no opinion.
I also have no personal knowldge of this subject.
I searched and found various articles including this one from the NIDA -
Several studies have linked marijuana use to increased risk for
psychiatric disorders, including psychosis (schizophrenia),
depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders, but whether and to
what extent it actually causes these conditions is not always easy
to determine.32 Recent research suggests that smoking high-potency
marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing
psychosis by nearly five times compared to people who have never
used marijuana.113 The amount of drug used, the age at first use,
and genetic vulnerability have all been shown to influence this
relationship. The strongest evidence to date concerns links between
marijuana use and psychiatric disorders in those with a preexisting
genetic or other vulnerability.61
At the bottom is the date "July 2020," suggesting this report
was a product of the waning days of the t**** administration,
and there's little reason to suppose the NIDA was any less
politicized than the other Institutes of Health, such as the
ones that mismanaged the covid response. Their then heads
have been unavailable to the press for 100+ days now.
At least the report has the decency to note that Correlation
Does Not Imply Causation.
Their brief would have been to produce _anything_ that would
keep Congress from following the -- is it now a majority of? --
states in Federally decriminalizing marijuana.
Which is a bit odd, since the tobacco companies are poised
to commercialize and profit from the trade, which will be
This year's New Jersey legislation requires that former "drug
dealers" have priority in licenses for selling the stuff legally,
though it's not yet commercially available.