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Old 01-10-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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The AZ man who went on a murderous shooting spree in Tucson, AZ was a marijuana user.

The link to cannibis and schizophrenia and/or schizophrenic like symptoms is well documented.

So, why are people rushing to blame "the gun" this murderer used instead of the marijuana that likely contributed to his psychotic mindset be it that specific day or as a user over a number of years?

Are Marijuana and Schizophrenia Linked?
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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No.

Otherwise, we'd see some sort of correlation between areas with relatively high rates of marijuana usage and mass shootings, which we don't.

When is the last time, for example, the Portugal had a mass shooting?

So... no.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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Sounds to me like this guy would have snapped no matter what.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Is schizophrenia treatable? Is marijuana treatable?

If a pot smoking schizophrenic is institutionalized which symptom goes away?
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, Ca
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Why blame the gun or the pot? Just blame the psycho who did it.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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No.

Otherwise, we'd see some sort of correlation between areas with relatively high rates of marijuana usage and mass shootings, which we don't.

When is the last time, for example, the Portugal had a mass shooting?

So... no.
Or Spain or Holland?
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Some here would like to see stricter gun laws...

So wouldn't even stronger drug laws be as sensible?

Or laws against violent music???
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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The AZ man who went on a murderous shooting spree in Tucson, AZ was a marijuana user.

The link to cannibis and schizophrenia and/or schizophrenic like symptoms is well documented.

So, why are people rushing to blame "the gun" this murderer used instead of the marijuana that likely contributed to his psychotic mindset be it that specific day or as a user over a number of years?

Are Marijuana and Schizophrenia Linked?
Whoah! Chill out, lady!
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Thought the OP used the word alcohol for a moment, as it would make more sense. Alcohol in the aggregate makes a larger group of people who use/abuse it much more violent than marijuana.

To the anti-drug progressives: I'm still looking for that marijuana prohibition amendment in the Constitution. Can someone help me out here?
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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I thinolk its much like alcohol really or anyhting that works on the brain. if you talk to poice they will tell you that most who comit suicide often are pushed to the point by alcohol or drugs that the time they actually so it.
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