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Study Questions Validity Of So-Called “Cannabis-Induced Psychosis”
11-14-2008, 03:27 AM,
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Study Questions Validity Of So-Called “Cannabis-Induced Psychosis”
Quote:Study Questions Validity Of So-Called “Cannabis-Induced Psychosis”

Aarhus, Denmark: People who experience long-lasting psychotic episodes after consuming cannabis may be exhibiting early signs of schizophrenia, according to clinical trial data published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry.

Investigators at a pair of Denmark universities compared the family histories of 609 people treated for so-called “cannabis-induced psychosis” and 6,476 individuals who had been treated for schizophrenia or a related psychiatric condition. Researchers found that people treated for post-pot “psychosis” were just as likely to have a family history of schizophrenia as were those diagnosed with the mental illness. “Cannabis-induced psychosis could be an early sign of schizophrenia rather than a distinct clinical entity,” researchers concluded.

Researchers said that their finding challenge the hypothesis that heavy marijuana use may cause schizophrenia in a minority of users, noting, “These people would have developed schizophrenia whether or not they used cannabis.”

Despite recent claims purporting a potential link between cannabis use and mental illness, there is no empirical data indicating a rise in incidences of schizophrenia in populations with statistically higher rates of marijuana use.

For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director. Full text of the study, “Comparison of subjects treated for cannabis-induced psychosis and schizophrenia,” appears in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
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11-14-2008, 05:37 AM,
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Study Questions Validity Of So-Called “Cannabis-Induced Psychosis”
This really shouldn't be that hard of a conclusion to come to: weed might trigger pre-existing mental psychosis. About 1% of people have some form of schizopsychosis and only about 40% of adults consume marijuana, so this is something that roughly .4% of people ever have to deal with. Then still, these individuals were born with the condition and would've already exhibited symptoms at some time in the near future. Then, it goes without saying, weed cannot cause, or induce, psychosis, in and of itself.

But I'm just reiterating the article at this point.

Modern research presumes a conclusion is reached before experimentation even begins... is it any wonder then that scientists have difficulty objectively analyzing their own data???
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11-14-2008, 11:37 PM,
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Study Questions Validity Of So-Called “Cannabis-Induced Psychosis”
Agreed, trip 6.
I figure if you point out the flaws in something long enough, perhaps someone will actually realize that something is flawed.
Besides, I can't stand for blatant lies to be considered truth. It makes me very angry.
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“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

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11-15-2008, 12:18 AM,
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Study Questions Validity Of So-Called “Cannabis-Induced Psychosis”
As having been a grower previously, it's my opinion that the onus in hybridising plants for increased THC whilst seeking to mininmise all CBD values as much as possible does actually have the consequence of making marijuana more risky for those with latent psychotic tendency.

CBD's act as an ANTI-PSYCHOTIC - by breeding plant strains that eradicate pretty much all CBD values whilst simultaneously vastly upping the contained psychotropic THC amount - IS bad news.

Not only that but it is taking the plant out of it's natural range which it's had for thousands of years in less than 3 decades.

This is my conjecture - the prevalent obsession of the increasing THC whilst eliminating CBD's fucks the plant up and increases the chance of triggering psychotic reactions in individuals...who may not otherwise necessarily manifest problems later, either :rolleyes:

CBD's are in the plant FOR A REASON - one reason is that they, as I already said, act as an anti-psychotic compound when ingested by humans..taking them out of the equation and massively boosting THC values is just bad juju imo

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11-15-2008, 12:27 AM,
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Study Questions Validity Of So-Called “Cannabis-Induced Psychosis”
As I see things, nik, the THC is more pure in the sativa strains and there are more CBD's in the indica strains. They both have uses of their own. There are some strains that are being bred to maximize the CBD in the plant, in addition to the THC content, so that can be used for medical pain relief. It's not all lopsided towards THC content.
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equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

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11-15-2008, 12:30 AM,
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Study Questions Validity Of So-Called “Cannabis-Induced Psychosis”
I don't know of any commercial strain out there with a normal CBD ratio nowadays.. maybe some are grown in medicinal circles but in terms of weed for scoring, it's all about the THC
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11-15-2008, 12:35 AM,
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Study Questions Validity Of So-Called “Cannabis-Induced Psychosis”
There are some BC Bud strains, for example, that are 90% Indica and are grown specifically for medical reasons. I would imagine in those, there's probably a higher CBD to THC ratio than usual due to the huge pain relief and body high.
From my experience, the THC is responsible for the trippy head high feeling in pot and the CDB's are responsible for the pain relief, anti-psychotic and appetite stimulation.
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11-15-2008, 12:40 AM, (This post was last modified: 11-15-2008, 01:46 AM by ---.)
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Study Questions Validity Of So-Called “Cannabis-Induced Psychosis”
sure sure like 'BC chemo' I know - but what I mean is that even though CBD's are naturally higher in indica strains to sativa strains - most commercial varieties nowadays are indica-sativa hybrids anyhow..

A pure sativa is pretty rare LOL

and within the grow cultiure - medicinal varieties notwishstanding - there is definitely an onus on suping up the THC content and knocking out the CBD's - that's what people want - as much bhang for their bucks as possible - I'm just saying it's profit driven essentially and not too wise...
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11-15-2008, 01:04 AM,
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Study Questions Validity Of So-Called “Cannabis-Induced Psychosis”
Don't forget that pure Sativa strains can grow to be 10 feet tall and then some by maturity. It was originally the need to control cannabis' eagerness to grow tall that encouraged the modern indica/sativa blend phenomena, and more recently Amsterdam competition drove the desire to create THC. After all, most of the crazy THC lab-created varieties can be traced back to Amsterdam.

In a perfect world having 12 foot tall plants wouldn't be an issue, and everyone would smoke sativa, because I think everyone agrees that unless you're trying to fall asleep, or not do anything, indicas are less enjoyable.
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