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Teen pot users may hallucinate, become paranoid

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The pot should be lab tested for cbd and thc levels, pesticides or dangerous drugs, then labeled by government standards and sold responsibly which might reduce any mental issues. The other side of the issue may be that some not all people can not tolerate pot which is also why some people should not drink alcohol.

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A person of any age can tolerate a large amount of cbds - this is what "medical marijuana" was initially predicated on, as CBDs have no discernable psychological effect. "For the current study, researchers surveyed 146 teen marijuana users, ages 14 to 18. Forty, or 27 percent, reported hallucinations while using the drug and 49, or 34 percent, said they had experienced paranoia or anxiety." The sample size is far too small to be representative, and no demographic info other than age and history of drug use is mentioned. It may be that the participants were all from the Boston area, which skews the demographic. The effect described is largely attributable to frequency of use, just as the more frequently one drives a car, the greater one's chance of being involved in an accident. No mention is made of whether particiants with anxiety / depressive symptoms exhibited the symptoms prior to the study - only that they were exacerbated - which is not quantified by frequency or degree. Finally, there is a large physiological difference is male and female brains at this point , with women having relatively more mature brains - and in the relative degree of development of the brain of a 14 y.o. and a 17 y.o.. as lateralization continues up to age of about 18-20. No mention was made of the sex of participants.

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Worked with a guy who used smoke weed daily he was mellow BUT paranoid

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Everything in moderation, folks.

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this is no brainer stuff. Singapore and other countries who have past experiences with vast numbers of their population addicted to drugs already know this; its why they have the death penalty for it now and instead encourage their youth to get MBAs and engineering degrees. There is no long term benefit from an artificial high.

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Adults can hallucinate and smoke weed when they smoke it too, if they've never done it. It does that to some people.

Worked with a guy who used smoke weed daily he was mellow BUT paranoid

I worked with a guy who never smoked weed and was both mellow and paranoid. Was sure that someone was out to get him.

I'm not sure what your anecdote has to do with anything.

this is no brainer stuff. Singapore and other countries who have past experiences with vast numbers of their population addicted to drugs already know this; its why they have the death penalty for it now and instead encourage their youth to get MBAs and engineering degrees. There is no long term benefit from an artificial high.

Ridiculous. There is nothing morally wrong with choosing to intoxicate oneself. I'm sure that the large majority of posters on this site did it in the past two days. Singapore is ridiculous with their laws. It's a nanny state. I love the city, and it's a great place, but lets not pretend they have anything resembling reasonable drug laws.

There is no long term benefit from an artificial high.

What's artificial about marijuana?

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More than two in five teens who use marijuana experience psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, paranoia and anxiety

Ummm, you mean, when they're high?

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Lee Quan Yew knew what he was doing when he created Singapore. You go do what he did, then I might listen.

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They MAY float three feet above the ground and emit healing energy as well. A study of 146 kids that is a self-reported survey, that doesn’t compare the marijuana source or possible added ingredients, that doesn’t consider how the kids came to be using marijuana or their socio-economic background ... Puh-leeze!

This sounds like a study with a pre-determined conclusion, funded by someone with an agenda. After the 1960s in the US, there were millions of teens born of hippy parents. A good part of them smoked, and just stopped smoking when they got older, finding it uninteresting. Others continued occasional use but had zero hallucinations or negative results. There were those with problems, sure, but what other drugs had their doting parents shared with them? How can you not consider these things in a supposedly scientific study?

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What's in that pizza they're eating?

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Lee Quan Yew knew what he was doing when he created Singapore. You go do what he did, then I might listen.

Create a nanny state? I never would.

And you still didn't answer the question, what is artificial about marijuana?

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Worked with a guy who used smoke weed daily he was mellow and wasn’t in the least paranoid.......

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@Shawn

Artificial high? Please. Explain

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