Research reported back in Oct. of 2011 in the Journal of Neuroscience ought to have gotten every pot-smoker’s immediate, and undivided attention . . .
. . . but it didn’t.
It was something they didn’t want to hear; they were and still are … in denial. As Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel sang:
Oh; and within that song, the lyrics …? (Using my ‘author’s license’ a bit …)
“I come looking for a job but I get no offers, just a come-on from the whores on 7th ave.”
The whores? They’re those who try to tell our youth that pot is OK — that it’s even medicinal …
What they (the pot-smokers) ignored … (missed, by not paying attention) was part of a Medical Research Council-funded collaboration between the university and drug company Eli Lilly & Co.
Hey! Have you noticed lately … what’s going on?
Lately, most all (‘cept for maybe Major Nadal) the violent mass shooters have been pot smokers, and most … they were also suffering from schizophrenia . . .
Of course, they tell you … they tell everyone that “pot frees your mind” but …
Can we make that connection yet? (That this high- THC-content pot actually causes schizophrenia?)
That seems to be just plain common sense now, but consider … just how many decades did it take for scientists to find a causal relationship between tobacco and lung cancer?
Co-author Michal Kucewicz, also from the University of Bristol, said: “These results are an important step forward in our understanding of how rhythmic activity in the brain underlies thought processes in health and disease. These findings are therefore important for our understanding of psychiatric diseases, which may arise as a consequence of ‘disorchestrated brains’ and could be treated by retuning brain activity.”
Study leader Dr. Matt Jones said: “Marijuana abuse is common among sufferers of schizophrenia and recent studies have shown that the psychoactive ingredient of marijuana can induce some symptoms of schizophrenia in healthy volunteers.”
The results may help explain links between cannabis and schizophrenia, scientists believe. Researchers at the University of Bristol measured the brain responses of rats given a drug that mimics the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
They found that the drug completely disrupted co-ordinated brain waves across the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.
The first brain region plays a key role in the formation of memories. The second is essential to planning, decision making and social behavior. Both are heavily implicated in schizophrenia.
More shooters to come?