Mental Illness x Marijuana x3

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jan/19/letters-marijuana-gloria-gun/

“Researchers from the University of Bristol, Imperial College and Cambridge University examined 35 studies that tracked tens of thousands of people for periods ranging from one year to 27 years to examine the effects of marijuana use on mental health. They found that people who used marijuana had roughly a 40 percent higher chance of developing a psychotic disorder later in life. Dr. Wilson Compton, a senior scientist at the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Washington, called the study persuasive.”

Does anyone believe that what you read in the news isn’t anyways the truth? I do. I mean, I know I have blogged about marijuana and mental illness before, but this time, I am not so sure.

I mean everyone’s body and mind are different. They are effected by different things, we have different senses and thoughts, so how can marijuana really do that to everyone? I have stopped using weed because, for me, it wasn’t helping me anymore. It became an ADDICTION. An addiction that helped my mind, yes, but an addiction nonetheless. I think that marijuana helps people with mental illness. It shuts your mind out, makes you feel okay and creative. It brings people closer to other people. It’s a revenue to millions of families out there…

but..

the more its okay in the world to use legally, the more the news is going to tell you bad shit. Isn’t that how the world works?

The people in power are always holding the big stick..

Smoke. Don’t smoke. Its your choice. Yours alone.

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5 thoughts on “Mental Illness x Marijuana x3

  1. bummer to hear that as i was literally (today) just considering weed again to both keep my chronic pain and my bipolar to a minimum level of annoyance. i haven’t smoked weed on a regular for 32 years but there are some days that i think it might be that ‘miracle cure’. then i read something like you posted and i have my doubts again. plus, i hate, hate, hate anything that makes my mind fuzzy. anyhoo, thanks for posting – my decision to give it a whirl isn’t final yet but you gave me pause.

    • Please pause. I think about smoking all the time, but it doesn’t help ME. Now, you, I can’t say. Marijuana effects us all differently. If I wasn’t on meds, marijuana would probably help me out a lot…it did in the past, but now I feel better everyday knowing my mind is clear from it.

      Good luck my friend!

  2. I wonder where the study occurred (I see the college, but that doesn’t mean it was in the UK). In the US, I smoked a lot of weed because you know what? We didn’t have health care, so lighting up was a way to self-medicate and keep myself from killing myself. I would expect that to be a fairly common story in the States.

Rant on, my friends!

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