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I understand that the strains of cannabis available from the official US supplier bear little resemblance to the strains available "on the street".
It also makes it hard to investigate the chemical ingredients separately - cannabis is a chemical soup
The global legalization of cannabis
In particular, the alleged link between marijuana use and psychotic symptoms must be ruled out before general legalization.
Quote from: evan_au on 04/05/2016 12:28:40In particular, the alleged link between marijuana use and psychotic symptoms must be ruled out before general legalization.Cannabis is an antipsychotic. CBD based therapy can attenuate psychotic symptoms and "schizophrenia". This seems like the usual wikipedia pseudoscience voodoo. Psychotic symptoms are not caused by cannabis as far I know.
There was a recent study at Yale in which subjects who were already self-identified heavy users of cannabis were given doses of 100% THC intravenously (read about it here: http://www.biologicalpsychiatryjournal.com/article/S0006-3223(15)00269-3/abstract) The subjects appeared to have psychotic episodes and/or panic attacks.
Quote from: chiralSPO on 05/05/2016 02:08:45There was a recent study at Yale in which subjects who were already self-identified heavy users of cannabis were given doses of 100% THC intravenously (read about it here: http://www.biologicalpsychiatryjournal.com/article/S0006-3223(15)00269-3/abstract) The subjects appeared to have psychotic episodes and/or panic attacks.Schizophrenia is not induced by cannabis. Although pure THC (100%) can induce neural noise, but regular THC concentration (15%) by itself doesn't trigger psychosis. See: http://www.schres-journal.com/article/S0920-9964%2813%2900610-5/abstract
Schizophrenia is not induced by cannabis.
THC concentration (15%) by itself doesn't trigger psychosis.
But "The global legalization of cannabis" must be taken with a big grain of salt: I don't know about you, but I don't want my airline pilot smoking cannabis just before takeoff. I don't want the vehicle drivers with whom I share the road every day smoking pot Routine testing of pilots, drivers, machine operators and office workers for cannabis intake will need to be globally legalized
but CBD prevents it in most strains of cannabis.
There are some varieties that have a drastic imbalance that have been linked to psychosis.
The same researchers did a follow-up study showing the effects of CBD on THC-induced psychosis, but it hasn't been published yet so I don't want to spill the beans
Schizophrenia and THC-mediated acute psychotic episodes are two separate entities altogether.
I believe oral THC administration (15%) may not induce cannabis-mediated psychosis:
Pure THC (100%), intravenous, is far more likely to induce psychotic symptoms and panic episodes!
Schizophrenia is a man-made disorder to promote psychiatry as a modern science. It's a fabricated lie designed to make you believe that cannabis is causing psychosis (schizophrenia) or paranoia
rofl.... So explain the mutation of the NR2A & NR2B genes in schizophrenic subjects?
Not every schizophrenic may have this.
I thought schizophrenia was a "man-made disorder"?
That's precisely why schizophrenia is not a typical mental disorder.
Drug-induced psychosis can be caused by many chemicals.
I'm quite sure that if a "reputable" company patented a synthetic cannabinoid and offered it for clinical trial, it would be accepted
Quote from: chiralSPO on 05/05/2016 02:08:45but CBD prevents it in most strains of cannabis.The anti-psychotic properties of CBD are irrespective of the strain.The strain is essentially irrelevant.
Quote from: chiralSPO on 05/05/2016 02:08:45There are some varieties that have a drastic imbalance that have been linked to psychosis.Any incidence of THC-induced psychosis will be contingent on:1. Dose2. Route of administration3. Chronic vs acute intake
Do you understand the difference between a pathogenic psychological disorder vs acute psychosis? Implying that schizophrenia is not a real mental disorder is just ignorant
1. I don't think that cannabis-induced psychosis is a strong evidence that this drug could trigger schizophrenia.
2. The antipsychotic and neuroprotective properties of cannabinoids are promising candidates for schizophrenia.
3. Cannabis use produce a "buzz", not acute psychosis:
THC-induced psychosis is dose-dependent.
acute psychosis from THC administration is unlikely and uncommon.
Cannabis research should not be prohibited based on the potential risk of psychosis and schizophrenia.
Mahmoud A. ElSohly Ph.D. has been the chief executive of that program for many years.... and as seen on CNN's recent programs on medical marijuana.... he has access to some of the highest percentages of THC and/or CBD currently available.