So, as I was getting some tasks finished before we leave for the day (my son is getting married this evening), I came across this news story about how today's cannabis is a FAR GREATER health risk now, then before. The US Surgeon General ( or at least this guy-Luke Niforatos- being interviewed) states today's cannabis is:
- More addictive
- Has a higher potency (yester-year cannabis was 3% where as today it can be upwards of 99%)
- You're 5x's more likely to develop psychosis
** Psychosis is defined as "a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality."
- An increase of diagnosis for mental health issues
- Slower response time (ie. maybe while driving)
He goes on to further say the research today is not regulated by the FDA; and we all know once the government gets involved, crap happens. Quality goes down. Things get too regulated and prices go up.
This under 4-minute video got me RILED UP!
Once again someone who has no personal experience is spouting off degrading the use and the users of cannabis; whether for medical or recreational reasons.
Watch the video and let me know what your thoughts are.