Ron Coppola’s testimony gives insight into how today’s marijuana changes brains and becomes a factor in the development of schizophrenia. “It’s not what I smoked, ” he explained.
“Marijuana flipped a switch in his son. ” he said. Of this dilemma, he warned, “Anyone who deals with mental illness realizes it’s a black hole.”
(Editor’s Note: British journalist Patrick Cockburn shared the story of how his son’s son heavy pot use resulted in schizophrenia. Henry’s Demons opens offers insight into schizophrenia, from the view of both father and son. We wrote another article exploring the possible genetic pathways marijuana-induced schizophrenia.)