Charles already has.
I think this calls for a survey, complete with betting pool.
One might question the use of the future tense in your intro, Jonah.
Seems to me they've got it backwards (as most "surveys" do). The real finding should be that people with psychotic tendencies (and who are aware of those tendencies) know that they can medicate themselves with marijuana.
GOT THAT, YOU DIPSHITS?
My guess is Charles followed shortly by Dan
Scary fact of the day: Charles Mudede does not smoke marijuana.
Mr. Poe beat me to it. Cane we get a list of all the Stranger writers who smoke weed (and where they get it)?
I'm not a cop.
Where are all the defensive pot smokers ... I find myself defending why I DON'T smoke, because it DOES make me paranoid and psychotic.
This study only shows a correlation, NOT causation.
Yup, it'll be Dan. Now pass the pipe.
ďItís not as if you smoke a joint and youíre going to go crazy,Ē
But, but - that's been essentially the DEA's main argument since the original "Reefer Madness" was first screened! Is this gentleman saying the available scientific evidence refutes that argument?
Clearly, he must be fired immediately!
Everything that looks good, feels good, tastes good or even smells good will drive you crazy/cause cancer/kill you horribly dead dead dead.
Film at 11.
Schmader, gotta be Schmader. Everything I've read by and about him indicates that he consumes more pot than an Amsterdam coffee house.
well, i know for a 100% real and true fact that there is ONE person involved in strangery things who consumes, yes, EVEN MORE (remarkably more) than even mr. schmader has been allegedly alleged to consumme, allegedly. about twice as much. but i'll never tell. never.
I call bullshit on Charles not smoking weed.
And I say Adrian should spill on who the big pot smoker is!
I'm not much of a smoker myself, but only because it makes me paranoid and not much fun to be around.
Obviously, it's Adrian!
And you're Allison! HA!
Inside jokes are the best. Bwana!
I say Jonah. He's obviously a stoner skater, and his tirade about the skatepark suggests he's losing it.
@15: I think he's doing worse stuff than pot, judging by his posts.
@ David Schmader
Slog readership will exercise it's selective memory with this fact to be sure.
Oh, and happy Friday, Slog. Doing anything outrageous this weekend? Like wearing an eye patch?
Wish the collective "they" would decide already! Not that it will change my habits at all but I just read a story the other day that smokin' weed fends off the Alzheimer's.
Definitely not a skater. I'm not nearly coordinated enough.
This is a complicated topic. A study I saw recently (that wasn't too suspect as being pure propaganda) showed that people who have psychoses and who medicate with marijuana tend to actually get worse while they believe they're getting better. I don't know what the reality is here, but what I do know is that for the large majority of people, marijuana can not cause psychosis.
That's it, from now on, only pure, harmless, 100% American bourbon. Daily. In large, sweaty glasses. No chances of psychosis at all...
You just have to decide which you'd rather have psychosis or Alzheimer's.
It's kind of like a lack of vitamin D contributing to MS. Which would you prefer, skin cancer or multiple sclerosis? Since the sun also ages the skin, I guess I choose MS.
I agree with @9. The fact that people who smoke lots of weed tend to be more paranoid could have a lot of causes:
1. people who have cancer and other incurable illnesses frequently use MJ to self-medicate - they might be paranoid the cops are going to force them to live in pain.
2. they might be worried their neighbors are going to steal their stash.
3. they might think that aliens attacked the WTC on 9/11 and that's why they smoke so much weed, to forget it.
4. It could be other things causing them to be paranoid - maybe they live in places where there is a lot of pollution, or poverty, or other stressors.
"Itís definitely not a good idea to use heavy amounts of marijuana"
sounds like personal opinion mr. scientist...
I'll go w/psychosis. . .sounds more fun and if it's not maybe I won't know it.
Mark Vonnegut, son of Kurt, wrote a nice book about going crazy, called Eden Express. He went batshit, paranoid schizophrenic, complete with delusions and hallucinations. His first psychotic break occurred right after he took mescaline. His second one occurred right after he smoked a shitload of weed. And according to the wikipedia article on schizophrenia, weed is not good for people with schizophrenia.
Also, one thing I learned from reading Eden Express is that psychosis does not sound fun.
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