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Vaping THC results in similar brain activity to schizophrenia: study

Discussion in 'General Cannabis Discussion' started by ceeceeisme, Sep 27, 2019.

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  1. ceeceeisme

    ceeceeisme Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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  2. Sloth Tonight

    Sloth Tonight CF Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Eh, I don't believe it. I've been smoking MJ for 13 years and never experienced anything close to schizophrenia, nor have any of the 100's of people I've met/known. That article doesn't link to the actual study (that I see, anyway), so it's hard to pinpoint much about it. Appreciate you bringing it to our attention!

    I would be curious about their methodology so if you or anyone else ever happens across it, I'd love to see it.

    (ETA: I may be schizo - who knows - never take a schizo sloth at its word)
     
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  3. ceeceeisme

    ceeceeisme Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    You are not even half way to my 40 years of smoking weed but smoking is not what they are talking about.

    Still, if THC has that effect then it would stand to reason that my brain should be totally screwed by now, right??

    Seems fine to me :D
     
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  4. Sloth Tonight

    Sloth Tonight CF Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You'd be schizo for sure :D

    From the article: "Smoking and vaping are similar in how quickly THC gets to the brain"

    I don't see how there would be much difference, personally. Plus, I know people who've been vaping (flower) for many years, and they're fine. The "oil" products shouldn't be different either, I wouldn't think, in terms of THC itself causing any kind of effect like that. Do you think this study was using liquid THC? It doesn't specifically say in the article, but kind of implies it, actually. Some sort of extract/distillate.

    I also wonder precisely what they're referring to by "brain activity" - what they're measuring and comparing to schizophrenia.
     
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  5. Sloth Tonight

    Sloth Tonight CF Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sorry, I didn't notice the video when I first read the article. They clearly isolated THC itself in this study.

    I mean, it's possible that this is true, I'll give it that. Perhaps the other cannabinoids help to mitigate those effects when smoking/vaping flower or using full-spectrum extracts.
     
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  6. ceeceeisme

    ceeceeisme Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Who knows. Obviously smoking weed for decades is not unduly harmful to the brain. I know many cannabis users (decades long) and some of them are among the most intelligent people I know and none display any symptoms of schizophrenia.
     
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  7. Northstar6

    Northstar6 Senior Member

    May 16, 2019
    Marijuana can have both positive and negative effects. For most people, the good vastly outweighs the bad. In most cases I think it's much safer than alcohol.

    However with chronic use there are risks with anything of this nature. Look at something like Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome - it effects a a very small percentage of long term users, but it's a pretty miserable condition. There will always be that small number of people who expirience some negative side effects.
     
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  8. Woofer

    Woofer Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 8, 2014
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    Well now that cannabis in legal in Canada we can quit being paranoid schizophrenics and just enjoy being regular schizophrenics. :w00t:

    At least that is what the voices in my head are saying!
     
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  9. vaper1960

    vaper1960 Vaping Master

    Apr 24, 2019
    California, US
    Good one! (Same here in California)
     
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  10. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
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    Chronic consumption of THC has been linked to mental health disorders for decades. The method of consumption is irrelevant, the fact that they chose vaping is just blatant smear. Yet another case of lets jump on the destroy vaping bandwagon.
     
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