Marijuana use causes mental illness
Twenty-five years ago most doctors would have said there was no link between cannabis use and mental health problems such as schizophrenia. Now, Professor Sir Robin Murray, (the foremost authority in Britain on the effects of smoking marijuana), has raised some very alarming warnings in a study published in the professional journal The Lancet Psychiatry.
The study concludes that 24 per cent of ‘first episode psychosis’ cases in South London were caused by smoking strong cannabis. There is a strong link between cannabis use and mental illness
In an experiment for a television documentary, broadcaster and former Member of Parliament Matthew Parris tried ‘skunk’ cannabis.
The effect was stunning ~ and not, (for me), in a good way. short-term memory went walkabout. I would forget what I was talking about even when I was talking. I became shaky. Time went haywire.
In the same experiment television news presenter Jon Snow said;
By the time I was completely stoned, I felt utterly bereft. I felt as if my soul had been wrenched from my body…. I would never do it again.
Recent events have shown that the effects of cannabis use may be much, much worse than that. There is a litany of violent crimes and terrorist attacks where the perpetrators had a history of heavy cannabis use. One example is the Copenhagen Killer, Omar El-Hussein, who had twice been arrested for cannabis possession. The recent Paris killers were also known cannabis users, so were the killers of soldier Lee Rigby, and so is the chief suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings of 2013.
Yet, it is fashionable among the urban elite both to admit to cannabis use, and to legislate to make this dangerous drug even easier to get. US President Barack Obama has said that smoking marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol. Personally, I trust every word Mr. Obama says, maybe, or maybe not.
I couldn’t make it up. Using mind-altering chemicals is no way to attain a spiritual life. I have known two people who committed suicide after smoking marijuana.