Smoker Beware – Psychosis Linked To Heavy Marijuana Use
A recent article in the Yakima Herald Republic (a daily part of your life) outlined Yakima County's efforts to shut down illegal marijuana operations. The County's original vote total on legalizing marijuana and a subsequent advisory vote both showed a majority of county residents aren't in favor of state sanctioned legal pot.
Food for thought - What do the majority of Yakima County voters know that others did not?
Thought for consideration - A new study reveals some more negative news about the consequences of frequent pot use. Conclusion -Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis -- in which people lose touch with reality -- by nearly five times.
NPR reports that researchers looked at data from Europe and Brazil from 2010 to 2015 and found that, compared to healthy patients, patients who experienced a first episode of psychosis were much more likely to be daily marijuana users.
"They estimated that people who smoked marijuana daily were three times more likely to be diagnosed with psychosis compared with people who never used the drug, and the risk increased to nearly five times more likely among those who used high-potency marijuana daily."