Yeah I went through the entire study and saw everything you quoted.
Ever considered the fact that this study may be saying the study in Zurich is false?
As for the second bit in bold, you forgot to quote a crucial part of the sentence. The actual sentence is:
|In addition, a Netherlands study found that high-potency cannabis obtained from ‘coffee shops’ led to higher levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the blood, with young males aged 18–45 at particular risk for excessive consumption|
You're trying to give the sentence a whole new meaning by not quoting a crucial part of the sentence.
The fact remains that if the lie spread by anti-ganja organisations that ganja causes mental illnesses is true, the amount of schizophrenics should increase. As shown in the above study, during periods of increased ganja use, the rates for neither schizophrenia nor psychosis increased and in some instances even decreased
The study clearly states at the beginning:
|Based on literature suggesting a) an elevated risk of|
developing schizophrenia/psychosis among cannabis users,
b) a substantial rise in cannabis use in the UK from the mid-
1970s onwards and c) an assumed elevated risk of 20 years,
this model would predict a corresponding increase in
schizophrenia/psychosis during our study period.
Did the study show a corresponding increase in schizophrenia/psychosis during a period where there was an increased use of ganja? No. The schizophrenia and psychosis rates remained stable and at times even decreased, which would mean that ganja did not cause mental illnesses.
I guess the 'researchers' who conducted the 'studies' which spread the lie that ganja causes mental illnesses were too busy screaming 'Reefer Madness!' to realise how Cannabidol
, a cannabinoid in ganja which is a very
strong antipsychotic is proven to cure schizophrenia.
Even Lester Greenspoon
, an MD at Harvard who has been studying ganja since 1967 denies that ganja causes mental illnesses and that if ganja truly did cause mental illnesses the rates of mental illnesses would have 'more than doubled since the 1970s', but this is not the case. The rate for schizophrenia, for example, remains stable at 1%. He also speaks of how flawed the studies that claim ganja causes mental illnesses are.
But hey, none of this would matter to a person who's believing in Reefer Madness V2. It's the 50s all over again.
Edited by Warlord., 20 May 2011 - 09:21 PM.