Marijuana = psychosis?

Posted: July 27, 2007 in Uncategorized
Research finds that even infrequent use of pot could raise the risk of pschosis by a whopping 40% later in life! Heavy users have an even higher risk, up to 200%! Just look at your spouse, your neighbors, your co-workers, and your elected political officials and come up with an argument that this couldn’t be true!
However, reading more closely, you’ll notice that this "research" was actually just a review; i.e. a re-evaluation and re-analysis of past research. There was no new research conducted here, they only did the equivilent of reading and grading some college term paper. And they used this term paper to formulate an opposing opinion.
And if you continue reading all the way to the end, you’ll notice that two authors of this "study" were "invited experts" on the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs Cannibis Review in 2005. Several authors were paid to attend drug company-sponsored meetings related to marijuana. One author received consulting fees from companies that make anti-psychotic medications! Now come up with an argument that the authors of this "study" couldn’t be biased!
Still, this totally explains why I agreed to start having children after the age of 40…

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