Does Marijuana Cause Schizophrenia? November 7, 2019 100 By Ewald Bahringer CategoryArticles BlogTagscannabis dr greger dr gregor dr michael greger Health how not to die marijuana marijuana and mental health medical marijuana michael greger nutrition nutrition facts nutritionfacts.org 100 Comments NutritionFacts.org says: November 6, 2019 at 1:11 pm We've got a bunch of marijuana videos out now. They can all be found in the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGmY7sjENjE&list=PL5TLzNi5fYd_2PnLCcEQcdYl3wt8ylsmA. -NF Team Reply Phat Vegan says: November 6, 2019 at 1:19 pm The issue with psychosis. I wonder if someone honestly takes a look at our society and the sickness and the factual untruths that are spread around. If that alone wouldn't cause someone eventually to slip into psychosis. And if that's the case someone who uses cannabis and thinks about the world would be more vulnerable to this. I think it's a valid question that should be looked at. Just my personal opinion. Reply Eelke Aptroot says: November 6, 2019 at 1:19 pm I once drank too much coffee and started hearing voices, but it never happened again…. Reply 80 Slim Shady's says: November 6, 2019 at 1:22 pm People that say marijuana isnt addictive havent smoked enough of it. Reply granny sweet says: November 6, 2019 at 1:22 pm 👏👏👏💋👍 thank you for a rational unbiased explanation. You remain aming the few truthful voices out there. 😎🐶.Eat it dont smoke it if you want to heal with it. Any brain issues, dont smoke sativa, smoke indica. Blessings on your day. Reply The Vegan Villainess says: November 6, 2019 at 1:23 pm I can attest to this, I can't do marijuana at all without freaking out. Reply Jack Galmitz says: November 6, 2019 at 1:24 pm After I took some LSD trips in the late 1960s, smoking pot caused paranoia and other psychotic features. I"m sorry I ever entered the drug world of the 60s. Reply Clark Smith says: November 6, 2019 at 1:26 pm Click bait. Nothing to learn here. More study needed by unbiased researchers. Please submit Topics to the Doctor. .Obv, scrapping the bottom of the barrel. Reply xnebiax says: November 6, 2019 at 1:28 pm Still way less dangerous than alcohol. Reply Marcus Galeotti says: November 6, 2019 at 1:34 pm How do we know it’s not the pot smoking gene itself playing a role in the development of schizophrenia rather than the marijuana? Reply Sudipta Das says: November 6, 2019 at 1:39 pm The real question is , "how often does Dr. Greger Smoke pot" ? 😛 Reply Vorname Nachname says: November 6, 2019 at 1:41 pm Ask, if ppl consuming canabis not developing schizophrenia, develope other psychiatric problems like depression. Reply Vegan Linked says: November 6, 2019 at 1:41 pm As always great stuff Dr G! I think use precedes onset of schizophrenia because onset of schizophrenia isn't usually until young adulthood and a lot of people start using marijuana way before that. It's unbelievable how many people smoke marijuana. If we knew how many people smoke marijuana I bet we would think the correlation between marijuana use and schizophrenia is more insignificant. As for the gene increasing likelihood of cannabis use and a high correlation between schizophrenia there that sense considering how likely people are to use cannabis to help cope with stressors. Reply KGBz says: November 6, 2019 at 1:41 pm SCITZOPHRENIA CURED WITH ONE VITAMIN IN LARGE DOSES. NOT THAT THIS DOPE KNOWS😑https://youtu.be/mMmu0OiM72w Reply abstracthc says: November 6, 2019 at 1:42 pm A lot do people don’t realize this but there’s a rampant problem with thyroid problems and thyroid disease can cause symptoms of dementia which can be amplified with pot. Reply Lloyd Christmas says: November 6, 2019 at 1:42 pm Very interesting. Reply AlMondO93 says: November 6, 2019 at 1:42 pm Is this 'Reefer Madness' all over again? Reply Plants Tho says: November 6, 2019 at 1:43 pm Should make a video on the public health effects of capitalism. Reply BrettC11B says: November 6, 2019 at 1:49 pm I have PTSD from my combat infantry experience in Iraq, yet I don't smoke anything, drink alcohol, or take pills. I'm literally a straight edge veteran trying my hardest to deal with my depression and anxiety the best way that I can. I would like for marijuana to be legalized and affordable enough to give me some relief, but I don't think that will ever happen. I just wish I could find a job with the bachelors degree that I earned and thought would be the answer to my prayers. Being unemployed and trapped in my head feels like a curse. Reply Sawmiller Smith says: November 6, 2019 at 1:52 pm Great video,makes lots of sense Reply Rabbit Food Fitness says: November 6, 2019 at 1:53 pm Thank you for this interesting video. I am going to keep telling my friends that do smoke that I won't. Reply David Senteno says: November 6, 2019 at 1:53 pm Great information as my children become adults and legalization makes it more available. Were the studies done on smoking marijuana or ingesting in some other manner? I wonder if the potency of today's legalized products would increase the likelihood of schizophrenia? Reply Reverend Al says: November 6, 2019 at 1:56 pm Rooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolll another one https://youtu.be/J-ifjIAoleI Reply xxx xxx says: November 6, 2019 at 1:58 pm I lost my mom to this deadly disorder. We at home would never believe her since most of her statements would be imagination. This May, she talked about some uneasiness in her chest but as usual, we didn't believe her and she died with a cardiac arrest right before me. I keep crying all the time thinking of that night. She had no health issues at all. I see doctor's insensitivity when they say that schizophrenic die early. That's untrue ! They die because of our neglect. I was always there to support her in every way, until i disbelieved , I miss my mom and pray to God to help everyone who's suffering in any form. God bless you. Reply Magmos13 says: November 6, 2019 at 1:58 pm Nature has cures for all sickness even psychosis, listen to your body.Marijuana is natural and cures many ailments. Reply GWCinstitute says: November 6, 2019 at 2:01 pm Considering that "schizophrenia" doesn't actually exist, no it does not. Schizophrenia is not defined by any particular biological problem that can be identified by a brain scan. Rather, it is defined by a list of "symptoms" (something that no organic disease is defined by), symptoms that could be the result of any number of things, from diet to a tumor to even having had a hard life growing up. A so-called "schizophrenic" needs extensive counseling, maybe even over the course of years, not drugs which only deaden the senses. And before you say "dopamine causes it," the scientific community has had 50 years to find a hard link between schizophrenia and dopamine, and such has still never been found. There have been numerous scientists and news reports which have gone on the record that the dopamine hypothesis was wrong. "Schizophrenics" either need counseling help in overcoming an extremely painful past, or something as simple as a change in diet. Of course, if it is a tumor, that is very serious, requiring surgery. Reply Red Pill Vegan says: November 6, 2019 at 2:06 pm Marijuana makes most people paranoid with continued use. Just ask Joe Rogan Reply Citizenthirteen says: November 6, 2019 at 2:08 pm I love the stuff but I get weird spasms and my heart arrhythmia goes nuts on THC. What I've learned in life is when you mess with the nature of any of our systems such as the dopamine , adrenaline or cannabinoid systems, there is always a price to pay along with the rush or the high you get . As they say, every rose has it's thorns. Reply Robin Fielding says: November 6, 2019 at 2:12 pm With me the chemical reaction after years of use was making me snap faster depressed more.I was useing from 15 to 35 when I stopped. I got board with it 4 days after stopping I was high as a kite later I learned it was from being high so much normal felt high.I wasn't hooked I don't think I was it was easy to stop tobacco was the hard one it took years to stop that one.My dad was an alcaholic his dad was so addiction runs in the family? Reply Y says: November 6, 2019 at 2:12 pm I knew someone young who smoked pot and had a trigger to his bipolar illness. He ended up being hospitalized and committed. That being said marijuana didn’t cause him to be bipolar of course, he had it already but he wasn’t diagnosed yet. But they think it may have triggered his condition because it caused him to be manic, forgetful, he panic and such. Unless it was laced with some dumb sh*t, which is very possible. He’s young and now on lithium and such. My sibling self medicates with pot, they get very manic on the stuff. Any vice they try makes them manic. Pot and alcohol is the worse. I guess for some people it works well on, but some it’s terrible. But I don’t think people should self medicate themselves, but I guess if the stuff isn’t legal it makes it hard for those with pain. -My therapist thinks as she’s very open to alternative kind of medications, she thinks sometimes it could have opposite effect on some people’s mental health. Best✌🏼🌱 Reply TheKetsa says: November 6, 2019 at 2:14 pm I bet it's mostly linked to abuse when very young. I doubt 40+ ppl using MJ will have a psychosis. Do we have any data linking consumption age vs psychosis ?Also, I smoked quite a bit of Hash and MJ when younger… never experienced dependency. I stopped cold one day and had absolutely no problems. It sometimes gave me paranoia while high however. Reply The Prime Vegan! says: November 6, 2019 at 2:17 pm When I use to smoke my anxiety went through the roof. Now I have none.😉 Reply Carlos Camara says: November 6, 2019 at 2:41 pm It makes you extremely paranoid at times which may make you feel schizo. This research is definitely suspect. Reply Ex Shenanigan says: November 6, 2019 at 2:50 pm I've been amongst all day weed smokers for 15 years. Never seen one person getting a psychotic disease and I've seen at hundreds of them. Apparently seventh day adventist church doesn't want people to smoke marijuana now. "Give it to Greger, he'll make a video about it" Reply HALLoFameSwag3r says: November 6, 2019 at 2:51 pm Any other mental diseases caused by Marijuana? Reply Lolly LuLa says: November 6, 2019 at 2:54 pm I smoked weed for 6 yrs no problem. I took antidepressants for 5 days and they made me so disconnected, out of my mind feeling out of my body, feeling like I was passing out but coming round and still being sat up like normal. It was the most frightening experience. Needless to say I stopped taking those antidepressants. I then smoked some weed and then had a psychotic break down. I had been fine with weed until those antidepressants. 18 yrs on I can't touch weed without having psychotic symptoms (so I don't do it) and if I drink alcohol regularly, like once/twice a week it gives me psychotic symptoms. Reply Sarah says: November 6, 2019 at 3:01 pm We have two people in my mental health facility that the only time they act out and hear voices and verbally attack people is after they have been out smoking it. This NEEDS to be investigated because they're now handing anti-psychotics out to these people like candy. But the US was so desperate from being near BANKRUPT and they KNOW they can make A LOT of money from making it legal…not for long. Reply Honey May says: November 6, 2019 at 3:01 pm There's also a direct link to schizophrenia from wheat gluten. Reply B12 blaze it vegan says: November 6, 2019 at 3:05 pm I'M BEING GANGSTALKED Reply C G says: November 6, 2019 at 3:25 pm Since my tax dollars subsidize healthcare costs, you can make an argument for pushing the age to 25-30 Reply SpiritualVegan says: November 6, 2019 at 3:26 pm Cannabis can open you up to the spiritual world. It is a less powerful psychedelic than shrooms. If you start seeing things it is not psychosis or anything to be afraid of. Schizophrenia is not a disease, our reality is created by our own individual minds, we have the power to make anything happen to us. Everything that happens to you is from your manifested thoughts. LOA is real and you are manifesting negativity without knowing it, become aware of the words you use and your thoughts/emotions and control them. You only observe your emotional responses to external stimuli, you aren’t these emotions they are separate from you and you can control them. Reply GlitchLife says: November 6, 2019 at 3:33 pm My girlfriend, and I love her to death, was a heavy pot user and developed severe schizophrenia from smoking marijuana. She described it to me like she felt the back of her brain melting after smoking one day, and then she lost it, was bombarded by voices that were absolutely cruel to her, she lost her life for a long time, all of her friends abandoned her, it was years before she could go back into a public space without melting down from the stimulation. It has taken her 10 years to recover to a point where she can be independent again and she still has bad days. If not for a very supportive family who took her back after they abandoned each other due to her party lifestyle Im terrified to think what would have become of such an amazing person. Reply TestingU 4Research says: November 6, 2019 at 3:35 pm For someone so nit-picky about avoiding animal products how in the hell can Greger let slide "smoked marijuana is a harmless natural substance that improves quality of life" claim by proponents of marijuana smokers?! Smoking anything is not good for you! The mere act of inhaling smoke, heated chemical vapors, particulate matter of any kind is HARMFUL TO ONE'S HEALTH! wtf Greger?! Reply SpiritualVegan says: November 6, 2019 at 3:38 pm Most cannabis today is lacking most of it’s natural cannabinoids, it is mostly thc. We need a balance of THC and CBD and then a balance of the other cannabinoids as well. It was meant to be less potent of THC and not have pesticides (it doesn’t even need them). Sadly we may never experience the original plant with its intended function. Reply This is my name, there is no other like it says: November 6, 2019 at 3:39 pm I haven't smoked weed since August and I feel much better now. The happy, giggly, fun times of marijuana turned into anxiety, low self esteem, and sadness. It made me lose control of my emotions and I began to cry like a little biatch very easily. Nothing like a sober mind I tell ya. Reply AV8B AV8r says: November 6, 2019 at 3:51 pm Heavy use of cannabis over several years also increases the likelihood of violent outbursts. Read the book 'Tell Your Children' by Alex Berenson. Reply Life, Love, And Other Things says: November 6, 2019 at 4:02 pm Dude I literally stopped smoking because every time I would, I would have a very real existential crisis for the length of the high that would give me a full brain rework. If you get a strong enough plant, you can't block out the real questions of your soul, like: What are we? Where is God? What is our purpose? Where are we going? Who put me here and why? I want to do something real something true…. If someone was in a state of crisis before they smoked, they might never come out of it, it would only take them deeper into the ethoshpere where demons can torment them and concepts of good and evil are so overwhelming that someone breaks their brain entirely until they find the God that created them. Do I think it's bad to go that deep? Ya, I do, because evil can toy with people in that state. They have life long depersonalization and full on panic that never stops. Fortunately for me it stopped but for some people they are trapped between worlds, stuck in two dimensions, in a limbo that they can't escape until they ask for God's help. The real joke is that people don't believe the spirit world exists. They'll find out eventually though. Everyone does. This is where schizos are, another dimension that they can't block out. They are being tormented. P.S. do I think it should be illegal…. Um nooooo! This isn't a government issue this is an existential issue that everyone needs to choose personally. Reply Giovanny De Jesus says: November 6, 2019 at 4:11 pm Too much fire can burn you, Too much water can drown you, Too many beans can give you the runs. Know your limits. Reply 41dirka says: November 6, 2019 at 4:11 pm I love cannabis! What a wonderful plant! Alcohol on the other hand🙃no thanks! Reply Not Today says: November 6, 2019 at 4:21 pm Schizophrenic here. I can report that having never smoked pot before my onset it certainly didn’t cause it. If I use it now it can help relieve negative symptoms but makes the positive ones slightly worse. What I CAN say is that nothing has helped me manage my schizophrenia more than changing to a plant based diet. It’s changed my life and mental health so much I can hardly believe it. Reply haku says: November 6, 2019 at 4:23 pm there is one main cause to what we call mental illness: social disconnection https://youtu.be/C8AHODc6phg . we are a social animal who has mostly evolved by living in nomadic communities or tribes. the modern socioeconomic condition is very different from what we are evolutionarily adapted to. and what factors drive social disconnection? economic competition, economic-related stresses.. all disease rates are lower in more equal countries https://youtu.be/GvkchZADaaA (49:17+) put someone in solitary confinement and they will likely get hallucinations and stuff https://youtu.be/I2wTjWC45kA which may in fact be a way for the brain to self-stimulate in an attempt to reduce damage https://youtu.be/iqKdEhx-dD4 (24:26) so i think one of the best things one can currently do in the u.s is vote for andrew yang, who wants to bring a universal basic income (ubi) to the u.s: it will reduce scarcity and the need for economic competition, thus reducing stress, violence, etc. it would also reduce people's need to sell themselves for a living, which may be a major cause of anxiety and "derealization" https://youtu.be/kVo0YNZK_oY (11:56) Reply Rusty Shackleford says: November 6, 2019 at 4:27 pm Cue all the burnouts with their "But hemp is good for rope and clothing too, man" argument in 3…2…1… Reply Gabriel G says: November 6, 2019 at 4:28 pm Marijuana is for losers Reply Max Ragged says: November 6, 2019 at 4:29 pm Btw, schizophrenia is a chronic desease, psychosis is an acute desease. You can get a psychosis from THC, but you can't get schizophrenia from THC. Reply michael onello says: November 6, 2019 at 4:38 pm Interesting……!Vegan whole plant based foods on Instagram == mikewakethefoodup Reply Blake says: November 6, 2019 at 4:43 pm Using your "double the risk doesn't matter" argument we should all just suntan since that increases your risk of skin cancer from 2% to 4%. Reply Anthony Man says: November 6, 2019 at 4:47 pm Hemp flowers are a perfect balance of THC to CBD 1%/20%marijuana is garbage compared to hemp, especially when it is heated to destructive temperatures like when it is smoked! Reply BeardedBarley1 says: November 6, 2019 at 4:52 pm Studies should be done on the effects of smoking cannabis vs. eating it with relation to mental illness because of how the smoke of this dried out leaf turns to formaldehyde when breathed into the human system, causing damage, namely to the brain. Reply Fiat Lux says: November 6, 2019 at 4:58 pm Psychosis is beneficial. Look up Julian Silverman's paper acute schizophrenia and shamanism. I had a 3-day psychosis from inpatient forced medication haldol, phenobarbital, modafinil, cymbalta, docusate and I was a medical marijuana user the doctor said it was safe to mix with those medications but it changed my life. it wasn't all bad but it definitely wasn't all good and it lasted 3 days. now with that being said I used cannabis everyday for a decade and I've used it nearly every day since I quit taking those never had an experience like that again. "Insanity, a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world."-R.D. Laing (Scottish psychiatrist) Reply Robert Perlini says: November 6, 2019 at 4:59 pm Psychotic disorders (as described in the dms manuals) are not real pathological conditions. These are not part in a health system proper, these are part in a system which was set up, and still is, primarily intended to manage the population like cattle. Judgements and opinions from a self centered, preindustrial, colonial mindset, are an innapropriate way to make a diagnosis. This is the one area Dr Gregor seems wrong. Actual mental illness, like the corporate lies Dr. Gregor so perfectly exposes, are where the real work needs to be done. Thanks Reply Penny Opinions says: November 6, 2019 at 5:38 pm My pet theory is that they already have mild hallucinations but that it's aggrivated into psychosis by increased anxiety and paranoia after they come down from their high which causes them to notice hallucinations that might not have bothered them before and stress out about getting more marijuana to manage themselves. While they are more relaxed when they're high they become less tolerant of stress when they are not high and the anxiety continually feeds into itself making the hallucinations more noticable and disturbing to the point where they can't ignore them like they used to and act out. I guess this pet theory could be proven with studies linking cigarette smoking to schizophrenia too. Reply ShadowZZZ says: November 6, 2019 at 5:41 pm legalize weed Reply Flackee says: November 6, 2019 at 5:55 pm Just like food it's important to know how the Cannabis was grown! The amount of PESTICIDES, HERBICIDES and FUNGICIDES in and on marijuana is outrageous. I would assume it plays a big role. There is "Clean Green Certified" Cannabis in legal states. It needs to be the standard like organic foods should. Reply Dasara Ar says: November 6, 2019 at 5:58 pm https://cannabishealthradio.com/podcasts Don't mess with this thing ! Reply Sean OToole says: November 6, 2019 at 6:24 pm Statistacilly it is hardly significant. Not like pharmaceuticals that cause all kinds of problems, even death. Reply Steve Graves says: November 6, 2019 at 6:25 pm Hmmm How about thousands of years of use in Chinese,Ayurvedic (India) medicine… Reply Steve Graves says: November 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm Just because 2 diagnoses are found in someone has no real bearing on which came first…the chicken or the egg. Marijuana is usually a sedative or relaxing effect, calming. there are huge numbers of people looking for an escape. Hence we have the Alcohol industry! the huge Pharmacy industry….both with much more dangerous side effects! Reply Keukeu45 says: November 6, 2019 at 6:32 pm Yeah ok but you also run the risk to be the next Madlib or Snoop Dogg so… Reply adamaj says: November 6, 2019 at 7:01 pm This was a poor video and not up to the usual standards of Nutritionfacts or Dr. Greger (calling people with schizophrenia crazy). Many illogical and contradictory statements when compared to past video and comments made by Dr. Greger. And, in the people with the gene that predisposes them to use cannabis who then later develop schizophrenia, why do you immediately blame cannabis? Maybe they also have other genetic defects that cause them to get schizophrenia, or maybe it's the same gene. Why didn't they test people with the cannabis gene that DIDN'T use cannabis to see if they still developed schizophrenia? But even if, you could just as easily say the gene caused both, or that people that are predisposed to get schizophrenia are not only more likely to self medicate with cannabis, but they're likely to have a gene that predisposes them to cannabis use. See, this is shoddy evidence and easy to sit and poke holes in it all day. This usually happens when someone has a bias against something and I do believe Dr. Greger IS biased against cannabis, which will skew his opinion. Not to mention that cases of schizophrenia have gone down while cannabis use has increased astronomically. If cannabis was the cause, this couldn't happen. Reply Celina K says: November 6, 2019 at 7:07 pm 2:22 dunedin research Reply Joe Shmoe says: November 6, 2019 at 7:23 pm Psychiatry/psychology, so shallow in science. Leading medicine in high priced fail. Reply chainsaw39 says: November 6, 2019 at 7:24 pm I just got stoned for the first time in 7 months and Dr greger releases a weed video, wtf? I think I'm being spied and cia is giving me a last warning with this video! Reply Daniel Lugo says: November 6, 2019 at 7:33 pm What do u think about Skyr? Reply White Kita says: November 6, 2019 at 7:51 pm well thank god I always hated Marijuana….. Reply Louie Vanderhyde says: November 6, 2019 at 7:54 pm Well it's certainly one way to get your greens in that's for sure Reply I M A QYN says: November 6, 2019 at 8:06 pm Marijuana has formaldehyde in it that’s why Reply Max Ragged says: November 6, 2019 at 8:37 pm Btw: " Emerging research suggests that Cannabis can be used as a treatment for schizophrenia within a broader etiological perspective that focuses on environmental, autoimmune, and neuroinflammatory causes of the disorder, offering a fresh start and newfound hope for those suffering from this debilitating and poorly understood disease…" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6164121/ Reply psbjr says: November 6, 2019 at 9:06 pm A good friend of mine was a heavy user, and ended up with extreme paranoid delusions including seeing and hearing things that were not there, etc. Very very scary. We ended up in the ER & then the state mental hospital, they were given anti-anxiety meds, came down to earth, and then decided to smoke a little when they got back home about 4 days later. The delusions and all symptoms immediately returned within minutes of smoking. Luckily I knew how to handle it and we got through it, then immediately threw out all the weed. It's definitely not the "root" cause (trauma is, as for most psychological issues), but weed is definitely a powerful trigger for my friend. If you're a "sensitive" person, be very careful with the stuff, esp with the new strains that are very powerful. As with diet, try to introduce healthier sources of endorphins like exercise/movement (e.g. resistance training, dancing, yoga, etc) if at all possible. <3 <3 Reply Raphael Quaglio says: November 6, 2019 at 9:43 pm It smells funky. Reply איש לא חשוב says: November 6, 2019 at 9:49 pm There is a huge diffrent between unresponsible use (smoking, high dose of THC) and responsible use. Reply Coarsegold Guy says: November 6, 2019 at 10:03 pm Smoke 'em if ya got 'em! Reply Menopausal Muscle says: November 6, 2019 at 10:47 pm "…going crazy…" that is inappropriate. Please use more accurate and less loaded words to describe mental illness. Reply The Awakening Tribe says: November 6, 2019 at 11:17 pm If you set an intention every time before you smoke, you will have a beautiful experience. There is a spirit of Marijuana and she is to be respected. If you abuse her, you'll get her negative traits. Overuse is misuse. Reply Rubytuby says: November 6, 2019 at 11:25 pm Makes me paranoid every time. Reply LIFESGOOD305 says: November 6, 2019 at 11:45 pm Dr. Greger has consistently done negative videos about cannabis. Wonder why? I don't see him doing videos about meth, heroin, coke, or any other pharmaceutical drugs so why cannabis?? It makes me wonder if he has any pharma connections. Cannabis can be part of a healthy lifestyle just like being a vegan is healthy. If you don't like cannabis or think it will cause you psychosis (big pharma paid for that study) then it's really simple. DON'T ingest cannabis. Reply Alex Potts says: November 6, 2019 at 11:54 pm I had a friend who got schizophrenia… we all assumed it was from him smoking so much weed. It was sad. He ended up homeless. Reply Vegan Buddhist says: November 6, 2019 at 11:56 pm I used to smoke pretty much every day for about a year, quit cold turkey and did shrooms. I don’t know if it’s the stopping or shrooms but now it just gives me anxiety Reply bigjokerhere111 says: November 7, 2019 at 12:03 am Cannabis contributed to extreme anxiety and depression. I have tried to reintroduce it several times over the years and the mental side effects were debilitating. I have found Jesus and no longer have a "need for weed". Praise God! Reply Gzpo says: November 7, 2019 at 12:10 am Who decides what schiz is? It's it a consensual determination? Reply R L says: November 7, 2019 at 12:12 am POT IS DANGEROUS AND VERY ADDICTIVE. IT IS PARALYZING!!!PROBABLY 10% OF USERS DONT ABUSE IT. Reply bigjokerhere111 says: November 7, 2019 at 12:27 am My friend Matthew (mid 20s) was going to school to be a brain surgeon. Before he tragically died he cried about the regret of ever starting smoking pot. He said it exasperated his anxiety beyond any coping skill he was able to learn with easing the pain. He tried to dull the psychosis with Xanax. One dreadful evening he took a few extra Xanax, lost his balance on his basement steps and busted his skull open. His brain swelled and he was pronounced "brain dead" one week later. Everyday we all watched him die in an ironic way. Life support was removed on day 9. When the "plug was pulled" he did not die peacefully and gracefully like we all had imagined. Not like the movies at all. That day is forever imprinted in my brain. His body raised up, flailed, and contorted like nothing I ever witnessed. He sprayed a vile green mucous on us we were all screaming, even the med staff was flannergasted and freaked out. Everyone was panicking and crawling out of their skin because it seemed like it took and eternity for his body to stop writhing and just let go. I wish i could redo that day and spare myself trauma of watching such a demented scene. Moral of story- please don't not self medicate and death is not pretty. Most importantly, find Jesus while you have the chance!God bless you. Reply Charles Barley says: November 7, 2019 at 12:53 am Talking about schizophrenia they have elevated dopamine levels in there brain and dopamine drugs also increase the risk of psychosis! Is elevated dopamine a bad thing or just a correlation? Reply Eazy_Lifeb TV says: November 7, 2019 at 1:57 am Marijuana and the heart please. Reply Derek Sevcik says: November 7, 2019 at 3:40 am Facts Reply elven bitch says: November 7, 2019 at 4:00 am This is why it’s so important to keep it out of public spaces when it’s legalized. Give people rights over what they put in their own bodies! Some people have terrible reactions to it, including me. Reply ultramegasuper says: November 7, 2019 at 4:29 am The torment of paranoia with daily screaming degrading voices is soooo awful. Patient and family are impacted forever by the illness. It is to be avoided in every way possible. This means no use until 21 and no use at all if predisposed to the illness ! Reply Tim Hernandez says: November 7, 2019 at 4:57 am Smoking a blunt while watching this Reply Angela Catalano says: November 7, 2019 at 5:49 am good video, but maybe avoid using "going crazy" to describe someone with a mental illness, that can be really hurtful, and just made you sound much less credible — just a tip for the future. Reply Dick Macgurn says: November 7, 2019 at 6:25 am My girlfriend turned full retard from pot Reply Evan Stowers says: November 7, 2019 at 7:41 am Schizophrenia and psychotic disorders are a very complex problem in the brain which would almost never come from a single cause…..just like other problems in the brain there are so many factors to take into account… …it doesn't surprise me AT ALL as a recovering psychotic that cannabis use and schizophrenia have an association…..those who use are way more likely to reject society's norms and seek creative and alternative ways of thinking but there is a price you mist pay for straying away from norms of thinking… ….the norms are normal for a reason: it makes it easier to comprehend what you think about and to accomplish what you are trying to acomplish… ….psychotics are often frustrated minds who began to think in different ways than what they were taught to and began to try and a complish different things than what they were taught to…..but it's so easy to lose control over your own mind ….other people simply lose control even though they were seemingly "normal" because they perhaps had louder voices in their head than other "normal" people. Everyone has "voices" in their head but most people never have to label any of these voices as "foreign". Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.