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San Diego ERS report up to 37 marijuana psychosis patients a day

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:

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