Friday, July 27, 2007

Pot Smokers Nuts

Study Suggests Even Infrequent Use of Marijuana Increases Risk of Psychosis by 40 Percent.

What came first: The pot smoking or the psychosis?
It is thought that, used during teenage years, the drug can cause permanent damage to the developing brain.

Professor Robin Murray, of the Institute of Psychiatry in London, warned yesterday that the risks were likely to be heightened by the increasing use of powerful skunk cannabis. 'My own experience suggest to me that the risk with skunk is higher. Therefore their estimate that 14 per cent of cases of schizophrenia in the UK are due to cannabis is now probably an understatement.'

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