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(St. Petersburg, FL) In a newly released study, published in the journal Comprehensive Psychiatry, researchers at Toronto’s Centre
for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that people with mental illness are seven times more likely to use marijuana weekly
than people without a mental illness. It concluded that the use of marijuana can worsen the symptoms of mental illness. The study
also found that use rates were elevated for those with bipolar disorder, personality disorder and other substance abuse disorders.
Researchers analyzed data from interviews with more than 43,000 respondents over the age of 18 from the National Epidemiologic Survey
on Alcohol and Related Conditions.
“This study highlights, once again, that marijuana exacerbates mental illness,” said Calvina
Fay, executive director of Drug Free America Foundation and Save Our Society From Drugs. “This is one of the largest studies
ever done on this subject, where extensive research was analyzed. I am not surprised by the findings; however, I am very concerned
about this drug being peddled as a medicine when it is truly a fraud!”
“There is plenty of scientific evidence that shows
the active ingredient in Marijuana, THC, can cause psychotic symptoms in people, including hallucinations and paranoid delusions.
Someone who is diagnosed with a mental disorder and who uses marijuana is definitely fueling a fire,” said Dr. Eric Voth, Chair of
the Institute on Global Drug Policy and advisor to Drug Free America Foundation.
New Study Confirms Link Between Marijuana Use and Mental Illness
Experts Share Concerns About Its So-called Medical Use
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) introduces AB 473
In yet another attempt to legitimize marijuana use in California, Ammiano went back to the drawing board and crafted AB 473.
Let’s face it - Ammiano loves pot. But his love for the drug should not be a mandate on anyone to approve his #1 agenda.
240 California cities have banned pot stores. That means that less than 10% of California cities allow them, or regulate them. Cities
that fought pot stores were vindicated last week when the California Supreme Court ruled 7-0 in favor of cities allowed to ban pot
stores - and for good reason.
More kids in California now use pot than all other drugs, combined. And most of that pot comes from pot-stores.
We have a high number of people driving on our highways under the influence of pot. Marijuana use leads to testicular cancer, depression,
anxiety, psychoses and many other mental and physical aliments.
Ammiano is using trickery in an attempt to legitimize pot. He can’t
seem to accept the fact that California voters already said NO to pot in 2010 by defeating Prop 19.
Ammiano will tell you that his
bill will regulate pot stores and create some kind of enforcement division to do the regulation. His plan is a failure. You cannot
lawfully regulate a business, that is in fact, in violation of Federal law.
Let’s help Ammiano better understand his role as the Chair
of the Assembly Public Safety Committee and hope he evolves into a responsible legislator that takes the role of public-safety, seriously.
The mental health disaster of youth drug abuse should be such a Chair’s top concern.
Dr. Paul Chabot-President: Coalition Drug Free
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano Campaign Contributions Exposed!
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is in the pocket of marijuana legalization advocates. Demand his resignation from his position as Chair of our Public Safety Committee! Stop the insanity in California!