My daughter is in her thirties. A friend who was a recovering drug addict introduced her to marijuana. She started experimenting with pot after high school. I didn’t know about it at the time, only found out years later. She said it brought up memories and was sort of traumatic for her.
She started seeing a therapist. And, eventually, she was recommended a medical marijuana card. I still don’t know the diagnosis. She was smoking marijuana occasionally before that, but once she got the card she started smoking large amounts of pot. She was telling me strange things, things that didn’t make sense. I thought ‘this is really odd.’ The next time we visited she was very secretive. She was dressed nicely and seemed to be taking care of herself, as normal. But it was our conversation that was unnerving. She took me outside to the woods nearby to speak, because she suspected there were hidden cameras all over her home. Continue reading My Daughter Suffered Paranoia and Psychosis from “Medical” Marijuana →
A Story of Two Friends
My name is Tom. I was born in 1957 and am 60 years old, living in Ohio. I am living happily, having recently retired from a prominent local manufacturer and retailer. Here is why I hate cannabis.
One of my closest friends during my junior high and high school years was a buddy named “Don.” He was two years older and two grades ahead of me in school. Don was also a brilliant math student who tutored many neighborhood kids, helping them get through high school math. Everybody who came in contact with him really liked him. He was a member of the wrestling team. We lived on the same street, so when he got a car, a cool “hot rod,” I was impressed. He paid for with the wages he’d earned from his part-time jobs in high school. He knew his way around the engine of a car, and did all his own repairs. Continue reading My story why I hate cannabis, that vile drug →
By Dr. Christine Miller, Ph.D, originally published by Poppot on October 29, 2014
Myth #1. It is rare for marijuana users to experience psychotic symptoms like paranoia.
In fact, about 15% of all users and a much higher percentage of heavy users will experience psychotic symptoms. Half of those individuals will become chronically schizophrenic if they don’t stop using. Fortunately, some do stop using because psychosis is not pleasant and they wisely recognize that pot caused their problems.
Continue reading 10 Myths Marijuana Advocates Want you to Believe →
Family dysfunction caused by marijuana
I have two family members who smoked marijuana for years. And since my family is large one I know that this is the difference that has made them unlike the rest of us. One is now in his 40s and started smoking marijuana when he was age 16, long before his brain was fully developed, in 1986. According to him, he smoked it daily for about 25 years. He still defends his old habit and is all for legalization.
He always says that marijuana is not addictive and not harmful. I always ask him if it’s not addictive, why did you smoke it daily for 25 years, and if it’s not harmful, why did you quit? Continue reading Marijuana Brain Changes: One Family Member’s Testimony →