Recent news stories of homicide prove that marijuana does not deserve its reputation as the “chill” drug. Otherwise, why would people do such stupid things and even kill others after smoking weed and then not remember why? Are blackouts from weed similar to alcohol-fueled blackouts?
In Illinois on August 14, a father apprehended his son for smoking weed at breakfast, claiming he should not go to work at a coffee shop while stoned. The son, Isaac Thurston, got out the kitchen knife and killed his father, Perron Thurston, 50. “I don’t know why I did it,” he said according to bond proffer of the Cook County prosecutors. Isaac Thurston had never been arrested before, and his uncle posted bond for him. Continue reading Weed Doesn’t Deserve its “Chill” Reputation