Marijuana can cause Schizophrenia
Filed Under: Health & Science | Posted: 08/02/2007 at 5:10AM
Comments | Region: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Just look for a cool group of teenagers in a flashy consort, busy smoking packets of cigarettes they will divulge there experiments with Marijuana. But you phrase it a drug, they will be all set to come to its resistance, calling it ‘just the done thing’.
Hash, marijuana, grass, weed …. They all are different names of cannabis, legitimately termed as Soft Drug. Informally its users in the age group of 15-35 would tell you, it is the safest drug, actually less harmful than Alcohol and smoking. Thanks to this myth, the usage of cannabis in its various forms is increasing, especially in youngsters. However, the contented notion of the protection of this soft drug was punctured freshly when the journal Lancet published an all-inclusive study providing that cannabis usage increases the risk of schizophrenia by 40 per cent, as compared to non-users. And not only are long term users at jeopardy, for even one time usage ups the risk of getting the incapacitating ailment. This study takes away the ‘cool’, ‘hip’ and ‘nontoxic’ tags of cannabis and replaces them with ‘psychosis’, ‘delusions’ and ‘amotivation’.
A study says that cannabis usage can root psychosomatic reliance, leads to chemical changes in the user’s brain, can cause human errors like outbursts and accidents and affects memory and intellect.
In the U.K one in five youngsters report using cannabis at least once in a week, some of them being heavy users. A fifth of Britain’s youth, so to say, is today ‘on cannabis’. The British government has been deliberating over reclassifying cannabis as a Category B drug. In that category possession of cannabis will lead to a jail sentence. On the other side of legal spectrum is the Netherlands, where coffee shops are allowed to sell cannabis for personal use. The Dutch drug policy is based on the general principle of self-determination in matters of the body. In other words it is not illegal to hurt yourself.
Experts say that a15 year old smoking cannabis have no idea of the difference between B or C. It’s already illegal for them anyway. What is needed is education about the risks.
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