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originally posted by: igloo
OP, I don't know your background (and I'm too tired to follow the thread carefully regarding Amanda Bynes), however I get what you say regarding a schizophrenia and pot connection. While people dissing you have some good points, like it is high time governments get over the legal nonsense and let those it works for use it in peace, I instinctively feel you are right.
To any of the pro-pot folk... you deserve to decide what you put into your body as I'm all for personal governance and less legislation. After all it is just a plant.
That said, I am utterly terrified of getting accidentally high on pot, via baked goods say or enclosed smoky spaces, because I become a dissociated mess, for lack of better words, at the tiniest consumption levels. I am not schizophrenic but perhaps I could be with this as a trigger. I know mountains of users who are just fine but every now and then someone describes their effects to me and its exactly how I experience it. It warrants mature discussion regardless of scientific finding because the psyche has not been mapped yet.
Don't let people get to you no matter which side of the fence you are on.
originally posted by: woodwardjnr
Why isn't ATS full of threads about the dangers of alcohol and tabaco every day. These things are stone cold killers, no doubt about it, yet they are both seen as a a cause for jokes around ats. It's deemed funny and cool to post while you've had a skinful of poison. Yet there are never any threads on the dangers of these 2 world wide killers. Responsible for more deaths than almost any other thing discussed on ats. There's even a beer glass to celebrate the wonders of this world wide slaughterer of millions around the globe. I'm not against beer or tabaco but after what I've been throughI wouldn't touch either again if I can help it. People love these two drugs and never fear about the consequences, yet they are scared to death of Isis and Ebola,isn't that a bit weird?
We have threads, asking members how they are prepared for Isis and Ebola, but none about people's preparedness for lung cancer, stroke, heart attack.
It's years since I have smoked it and I no longer have issues with paranoia unless i'm going through alcohol withdrawal.
Why isn't ATS full of threads about the dangers of alcohol and tabaco every day. These things are stone cold killers, no doubt about it, yet they are both seen as a a cause for jokes around ats.
originally posted by: wantsome
With all of the pro pot propaganda in today's world I figured I'd post something to contrary. Seems as though Amanda Bynes may be a victim of schizophrenia. She was arrested a couple of years ago for marijuana possession. There has been proven links between marijuana use and schizophrenia. There have been studies that show marijuana smokers are 600x more likely to develop schizophrenia then those that don't smoke.
Amanda recently accused her father of molesting her then recanted and said he put a microchip in her head to make her say it. I have schizophrenia myself and I'm a firm believer that marijuana contributed to me getting this illness. I displayed the same behavior when I was coming down with schizophrenia.
Heres the article from the Amanda Bynes story. Sorry I don't know how to insert quotes into my topic.
Heres another reference to the article about marijuana use and it's link with schizophrenia.