In the year 2016 there was the continual and annual spat on weed legalisation. I won’t call it “marijuana” or anything pretentiously unnecessary, because I’m not interested in wearing “Legalize it!” T shirts and reiterating how bad music has become.
However, the debate continues; does weed have medical use? Is it Satan’s stick? Does it cause cancer, cure cancer, or fry brain cells? I will exemplify the debate by using a mixture of personal effect and studies from the scientific realms.
Dr. Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute for Drug Abuse at the National Institutes for Health. “But can cannabis by itself trigger the schizophrenic disease? That’s not so clear,” she says.
Volkow remains statute that the distinction between the two become essential. Still, some researchers are convinced that marijuana contributes to the development of schizophrenia. There have been nine studies following hundreds to thousands of people for decades looking for a connection between marijuana use and psychosis. All but one suggested marijuana use is affiliated with schizophrenia.
One study. Out of nine. Sir Robin Murray, a psychiatrist at King’s College in London, says that evidence changed his mind about weed. “Even I, 20 years ago, used to tell patients that cannabis is safe. It’s only after you see all the patients that go psychotic that you realize – it’s not so safe.”
However; Volkow claims that this doesn’t suggest none or the either. Rather, she believes the study could of been tested in reverse. Psychologically affected candidates could be attracted towards weed, “trying to self-medicate because they just don’t feel right.”