Just because activists claim marijuana is a safe drug, doesn’t mean it is
According to the NY Post, San Diego emergency rooms are reporting upwards of 37 people a day coming for help after consuming marijuana.
Most of the cases involve incidents of psychosis.
The New York Post provides more details:
“We’re now counting 37 cannabis-related diagnoses a day,” Dr. Roneet Lev, an addiction medicine doctor at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, said about her emergency department. “It’s been steadily increasing over the years. When I started in the 1990s, there was no such thing. Now I see 1 to 2 cases per shift. The most common symptom is psychosis.”
“We probably see 20 THC-induced psychoses for every amphetamine-induced psychosis,” said Ben Cort, who runs a drug and alcohol treatment center in Colorado. One study showed an increase of 24% in cases of psychoses in emergency departments in Colorado in the five years following marijuana’s legalization in that state in 2012.
Since then, legal marijuana has been transformed into a potent and unrecognizable product.
READ: San Diego ER seeing up to 37 marijuana cases a day — mostly psychosis
Of course, marijuana is being legalized around the world for recreational use. But what is perhaps the biggest concern is the messaging used to justify this push, that cannabis is a safe drug.
The ones most vulnerable to this ‘safe’ propaganda are teens:
- Liberal parents who let their children smoke cannabis are warned that the drug is causing up to a THIRD of psychosis cases in London and strong ‘skunk’ can cause schizophrenia-like symptoms
- Smoking cannabis can lead to maniac behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongly linked with the drug, researchers warn: Daily Mail
- Significant link between cannabis use and onset of mania symptoms: Science Daily