Testimony #1: Medical Marijuana Card at 17, Followed by Psychosis
(The first of our anonymous testimonies about California’s dangerous medical marijuana program.) David’s father at 17 gave him permission for a medical marijuana card without consulting his mother. David also smoked the pot his father grew. This card gave David the right to walk into any one of the medical marijuana shops and purchase any one of the hundreds of genres out there. As you know they package what the client chooses in what looks like a prescription bottle and label it. Disgusting. These shops need to be closed. Continue reading California’s Medical Marijuana Scam: A Grandma’s View→
In vulnerable individuals (about 30%) it has and is causing psychotic breaks leading to violent acts, mass murders and suicides, as well as other mental health disorders including schizophrenia, paranoia, anxiety, depression and bi-polar disorder. The problem is people don’t know they are vulnerable until they experience the problem, then it may be too late for some and a question of long term recovery for others. Psychotic episodes have led to a dramatic increase in emergency room visits. Daily users are 5 times more likely to develop mental health disorders; weekend users 3 times more than non-users. A UK study showed that Skunk was responsible for 1/4th the new cases of schizophrenia. Studies from Australia and New Zealand showed that teens who use marijuana were 7 times more likely to commit suicide.
Skunk is the name for today’s high potency marijuana.