Originally Posted by Weird
they said the same thing about schizophrenia, that pot smoke caused it
NOW science says that reality is people with latent schizophrenia are more likely to smoke because of the latent disease
so the question becomes how many people who have cardiovascular stress and heart conditions smoke because stress physically pains them?
How many people who smoke pot smoke cigarettes? what part of the population with 3x the amount of disease also led poor lifestyles potentially before they found weed?
Remember weed is a medicine but you need to use it with that intent and then allow the benefit you get from it to address other facets of lifestyle for optimal health
Smoke in and of itself will not heal you from continued bad lifestyle choices
There was an article linking cannabis and hypertension, which is bullshit, because people who are stressed are more likely to have hypertension and more likely to self-medicate with cannabis. Its the exact same bullshit logic from the "gateway drug" argument, falsely equating correlation with causation.
That said the biggest misunderstanding on both sides of the debate is that cannabinoid profiles are so different between one bag and another. I have smoked two different phenos of the same sativa strain line, the effect of one was happy energetic creative get-things-done party-mode, the effect of the other was racing thoughts paranoia and psychosis, two complete polar opposites. So its not always medicine and there are dangers out there, people just don't know that one experience doesn't apply to all.