Marijuana smokers are getting harder and harder to spot these days. It’s not just for the long-haired pizza delivery driver/guitarist who lives in the basement. Everyone from your Uncle Mick to Dr. John and lawyer Ralph smokes these days. However, what about your nice neighborhood psychopaths? Yes, apparently they even like to smoke weed.
MARIJUANA CREATES PSYCHOPATHS
According to a study by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the risk of developing psychosis more than triples for those who abuse marijuana. Does that mean that smoking weed more often than most will turn you and all your friends into psychopaths? Not necessarily. Certain genetic factors influence both weed abuse and mental problems.
AMERICA AND NORWAY TEAM UP TO STUDY PSYCHOPATHS AND MARIJUANA
Researchers from Norway and Virginia have teamed up to study the relationship between marijuana and psychopaths. Apparently they used interviews of Norwegian twins for this. Previous research shows that people with mental health issues smoke more than most people. However, researchers are divided as to whether weed is the sole cause of these mental issues. Therefore, they had to cover both sides of the argument in this study. Therefore, researchers tested both the theories that weed causes psychosis and psychosis leads to smoking pot.
BLAM THE PSYCHOPATHS IN YOUR FAMILY FOR SMOKING MARIJUANA
Do you have a strong love for the pot? Stronger than any of your friends? Well, it turns out that’s no coincidence. Reviewing your family history can show why you love reefer so much. Heredity is at the root of 88% of the reasons why some people abuse cannabis. So, do some research. If you have a history of psychotic behavior in your family, it’s probably best to watch your drug use. Both for your good and for that of society.
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