Marijuana smokers are getting 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, Dr. John, and Lawyer Ralph are smoking up these days. However, what about your friendly neighborhood psychopaths? Yes, apparently even they love smoking 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 smoking weed more often than most will make you and all your friends psychopaths? Not necessarily. There are some genetic factors that influence both weed abuse and mental issues.
AMERICA AND NORWAY TEAM UP TO STUDY PSYCHOPATHS AND MARIJUANA
Researchers from Norway and Virginia teamed up to study the relations between marijuana and psychopaths. Apparently, they used interviews of Norwegian twins for this. Past research shows that those with mental issues smoke pot more than most people. However, researchers are split over whether weed is the only cause of these mental problems. Hence, they had to cover both sides of the argument in this study. Therefore, researchers tested both the theories that weed causes psychosis and also psychosis leads to pot smoking.
BLAME YOUR FAMILY PSYCHOPATHS FOR SMOKING MARIJUANA
Do you have a strong love for pot? Stronger than any of your friends? Well, it turns out this is no coincidence. Going through your family history can show why you love the reefer so much. Heredity leads to as much as 88% of the cause of why some people abuse pot. 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 the benefit of you and society as well.
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