Drugs Reefer Madness
posted by July 27 at 11:29 AMon
Which Stranger staffer will be the first to crack?
People who smoke marijuana daily or weekly double their risk of developing a psychotic illness over their lifetime, according to a study published Thursday.
Among all cannabis users, including sporadic experimenters and habitual users, the lifetime risk of psychotic illness increased by 40%, the report said.
“It’s not as if you smoke a joint and you’re going to go crazy,” said Richard Rawson, who directs the Integrated Substance Abuse Program at UCLA and was not involved in the study.
But he cautioned: “It’s definitely not a good idea to use heavy amounts of marijuana.”
Via the LA Times