Using marijuana increases the risk of one day developing a psychotic illness such as schizophrenia, according to a study that provides some of the strongest evidence yet linking the drug to a mental disorder.Yeah, but come on. Someone like, say, Norm "The Toker" Coleman, despite his smoke-filled past, couldn't be affected now, so many years later...or could he?
The researchers found that marijuana users had a 41 percent increased chance of developing psychosis marked by symptoms of hallucinations or delusions later in life than those who never used the drug. The risk rose with heavier consumption.I have a habit of speaking too soon.
Other findings have highlighted the link between marijuana use and the risk of schizophrenia-like symptoms such as paranoia, hearing voices and seeing things that are not there.
Like, um, high poll numbers?
But this study marks one of the most comprehensive, thorough and reliable reviews of its kind and should serve as a warning...Norm! Stop! Don't inhale!
Oopsie. Too little, too late. Tsk, tsk. Too bad.