Pot may hike risk of psychosis, research findsYou don't expect to see this disclaimer in the article:
Even limited use could up chance of serious mental illness by 40 percent
Ah...so research DOESN'T show that pot may hike the risk of psychosis. It shows that people with psychoses smoke pot...
The researchers said they couldn’t prove that marijuana use itself increases the risk of psychosis, a category of several disorders with schizophrenia being the most commonly known.
Slight distinction, there.
There could be something else about marijuana users, “like their tendency to use other drugs or certain personality traits, that could be causing the psychoses,” Zammit said.Could it be marijuana's alleged therapeutic effects?
Hell, based on this study it could be anything.
Scientists cannot rule out that pre-existing conditions could have led to both marijuana use and later psychoses, he added.So why is there even a story about this study?
Seems me and Andrew are on the same page here. Sometimes I wonder why I blog at all...
I tell you, me and that dude are opposite sides of the same coin. He's English and gay. I'm American and straight. He's a classical conservative living in a blue state. I'm a classical liberal living in a red state. And yet we manage to agree more than not.
It should make no sense...but it does.