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 cannot give you conclusive proof, but what I can give you is my experience in this field. I will not say that pot can be soley blamed for mental health problems BUT there is a definite link between the 2!
I am not the only health professional that concludes this, as I have spoken to others with many years of experience who also agree. There have also been numerous research papers that have been written about this very subject and also concur that there is a link.
The person has to have a pre-disposition to a mental health disorder that lies dormant until it is triggered by the chemicals within a particular drug.
Also by talking and taking medical histories from patients and their families, the majority say that there was no mental health issue prior to usage of pot. Try telling these people that there is no link!