In saying that, there are many pot smokers who are not predisposed to a mental illness who can quite happily go along sucking down their bongs without any major mental health issues!
Agree 100% and if people think there is no link between pot use and depression/ mental problems they are kidding themselves and have obviously not had alot to do with pot smokers/ ex-pot smokers.
I also agree that some people can suck down bongs until the cows come home with no issues.
Hmmmm? Hardly conclusive.
I know what dan is saying. Without conclusive proof, marijuana cannot be soley blamed for mental problems in smokers.
I think, like the rest of us, deep down he probably knows there are links but without proof he will not yeild.
However, since true feelings aren't what win a debate, i'm with dan on this one.
Give me proof, not hearsay or bias.
I'm no scientist so I'm not going to be able to give you your proof and it's hardly bias if you've actually lived through/ with a situation it is just your life and all I'm doing is going off my experiences.
It is clearly a debate that will not be won from either side until scientific facts come about but just like the "Smoking Kills" message which we have been made more and more aware of throughout the years , after extentsive research eventually the facts will come to the fore to back the obvious figures that are already out there.
Emotion aside to discount the link simply shows ignorance and a lack of first hand knowledge of the situation.
I don't understand how you can argue against a nurse with 13 years experience TGA Medical files and while I'm not particularily proud of it , myself.
Sure it is not rock solid facts but to simply discount it for the sake of winning a farking arguement is an insult to people who have to deal with **** like this on a daily basis.
If you are in sooooo much doubt go speak to some doctors or drug councillors- maybe they might be able to help you.