There has been a lot of talk lately about how cannabis harms the developing minds of young people – that it increases psychosis and schizophrenia, and lowers I.Q. scores. These new myths are easily proven false.
When one looks at statistics in the general population, psychosis/schizophrenia rates have remained constant or perhaps declined a bit, while I.Q. tests are adjusted every year to account for the fact that people are getting smarter – it’s called the “Flynn effect.”
Cannabis use rates have risen dramatically in the last 60 years, but the cannabis prohibitionists have yet to associate any problem that has risen in a way that would match the increase in use. There are no inherent harms with cannabis use – there is only proper use and abuse.
Smoking weed DOESN’T cause psychosis in teens, after all