Will we ever learn from other countries experiences?
Research out of Great Britain suggests that incidents of psychosis were anywhere from three to five times higher among regular consumers of THC than in the general population. That study came with a few caveats, suggesting that more research would be required to nail down precisely what was going on. But now that pot has been legal in Colorado and Washington state for a few years, additional troubling statistics are cropping up. It’s particularly problematic with teens, who are not supposed to be able to buy THC products but seem to be getting their hands on them easily. Mental health professionals are seeing more medical issues arising and they blame it on the high concentrations of THC in edibles and vaping compounds. (Washington Post)
With some marijuana products averaging 68 percent THC — exponentially greater than the pot baby boomers once smoked — calls to poison control centers and visits to emergency rooms have risen. In the Denver area, visits to Children’s Hospital Colorado facilities for treatment of cyclic vomiting, paranoia, psychosis and other acute cannabis-related symptoms jumped to 777 in 2015, from 161 in 2005.
The increase was most notable in the years following legalization of medical sales in 2009 and retail use in 2014, according to a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health published in 2018.
“Horrible things are happening to kids,” said psychiatrist Libby Stuyt, who treats teens in southwestern Colorado and has studied the health impacts of high-potency marijuana. “I see increased problems with psychosis, with addiction, with suicide, with depression and anxiety.”
Instead we have the idiot greens going into our schools saying it’s safe and not to worry.