Posted by Phil on April 23, 2012, at 18:23:15
In reply to Re: Psychosis from Cannibis, posted by Brainbeard on April 23, 2012, at 14:49:27
Maybe I should have said that BP has a vested interest in keeping pot illegal as they try to develop drugs from cannabis that they can sell. Any problem with that? It has been going on for a while now.
I'm biased but paranoid is a little much. I have nothing to gain or lose here. I'm pretty sure that no one is chasing me.
I just got out of therapy and it seems I'm not the only one living under a rock. My therapist has practiced for 30 years and he has never heard of the pot/SZ link. I'm not trying to make a point because he was very curious and made a note to research it. And as he knew a lot about the disease, he has not seen it in his practice.
We'll see what my psychiatrist has to say next week.
I assume he'll know about the studies but I'm curious to see if he has treated it in the 40 years he has practiced or if he knows anyone who has.
Time article: note last paragraph.
Consequently, researchers who study the knotty relationship between drug use and schizophrenia hope that patients may one day benefit from cannabis-derived drugs. The key is to *replicate the antipsychotic properties of CBD without triggering the risks carried by THC*. But in the meantime, scientists are still trying to identify which patients, based on genes and family history, may be most helped by potential new pharmaceutical drugs and who may be spared harm by avoiding illicit drug use now.
***talk about a blockbuster drug!***
There seems to be a lot of truth to the studies and I hope the smart people sort all of this out.
As for me, I haven't smoked in a while and side by side, I've taken way more psych meds than smoked pot. I've beat this to death. I'm even sick of me.