I find the word “psychosis” to be rather nondescript. What “reality” do cannabis users lose and is psychosis necessarily negative when the modern condition of life is far from the natural conditions humans evolved to live in?
I believe marijuana leads to getting acquainted with the subconscious, which in turn leads to spiritual discovery.
However, this may cause one to ask questions and reexamine their beliefs and lifestyle, which admittedly can cause distress. This unease with the world and oneself is something one must work through to achieve happiness, as ignorance will not solve the problems at hand.
I find cannabis-induced “psychosis” to be misunderstood. While I believe that there are SOME who have had dangerous or extreme mental distress brought about by use of this substance, I think most of the paranoia surrounding the effects of THC result from users panicking upon finding themselves too far down the rabbit-hole of the subconscious. If one can stay focused and concentrated, cannabis can be a pleasant, mind-opening and ultimately healing experience .What do you think? Sound off in the comments. The BBC reports:
Using cannabis as a teenager or young adult increases the risk of psychosis, a report suggests.
The study published in the British Medical Journal involved tracking 1,900 people over a period of 10 years.
Although the link between cannabis and psychosis is well-established, it had been unclear whether cannabis triggers the disorder.
This research strongly suggests that cannabis use comes first, rather than people taking it for their symptoms.
The research was led by Professor Jim van Os from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and included researchers from the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and the UK.
They excluded anyone who reported cannabis use or pre-existing psychotic symptoms at the start of the study, which took place in Germany.
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