Every so often you get articles like this being published and I wonder if the authors aren't just looking for some kind of recognition.
The researchers said they couldn't prove that marijuana use itself increases the risk of psychosis, a category of several disorders with schizophrenia being the most commonly known.
That part of the article pretty much says it all, doesn't it?!! It science, if you can't prove it then it remains just a theory like the thousands of other theories that exist.
MJ is like any other drug. Handle it properly and use it under a doc's care and guidance, and you can benefit from it. Currently, here in London, Canada, the Pain Clinic associated with the London Health Sciences Centre and University of Western Ontario, is conducting an open label study of MJ.
They are comparing the benefits and side effects of MJ with other approved drugs for pain. They know it works in this situation but they want to compare its use to the other drugs. Like the neuro who is in charge of the trial told me, they know it works but want to know as much as possible about the drug...and they treat MJ just like any other drug, leaving the politics behind. The neuro told me a couple of weeks ago that it will be another 1 1/2 years before they have the study results published.