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Should California hemp products come with warnings about the rare adverse reactions of people with schizophrenia and other mental illnesses, or do they fuel false or exaggerated beliefs about cannabis?

Senate Bill 1097the Cannabis Right to Know Act, was introduced on February 16 by Senator Richard Bann, and sponsored by Institute of Public Health, a non-profit organization. On June 21, it was amended in the Business and Professions Committee, as support for the bill gained momentum.

Some researchers say that people must already have a predisposition to a mental disorder such as schizophrenia for these types of negative reactions to occur, while others disagree. Others say that certain types of products shouldn’t be a big concern.

“Cal NORML agrees that consumers should be made aware of the risks of psychotic reactions, particularly with regard to high THCs and BTCs,” said Dale Geringer. High Times. “Cyclic vomiting syndrome is another concern. We doubt whether label warnings are a useful way to inform them. Consumers are already stressed by the prevalence of Prop. 65 warnings.”

Gieringer has served as the state coordinator for the California branch of NORML since 1987, before adult use regulations took effect, intensifying safety efforts. He says that asking for such warnings on products like topical products and CBD products is not the answer.

He continued, “We do not believe SB 1097 is the correct answer. It does not make sense to post these warnings on harmless products such as topical substances or high-CBD varieties. Consumers have not been consulted by the authors of SB 1097. We believe that more research is needed to better determine A way to inform consumers of the dangers of excessive THC consumption.”

On June 30, a Kaiser Health News A glimpse of a teenage case who had a negative reaction to fate, and was later revealed to be schizophrenic. Liz Kirkcaldy’s grandson did not have a good experience with cannabis, but he suffered from schizophrenia. Fate seems to promote illusions such as hearing voices. They were going to kill him and there were people coming to eat his brain. “Strange and strange things,” said Kirkcaldy. “I woke up one morning, and there’s no Corey anywhere. Well, it turns out he was running into Villa Lin here completely naked.”

“The drug use activated psychosis, and that’s what I really believe,” she said.

Search and you will find, there are plenty of peer-reviewed studies that show the negative results of using cannabis. according to study Posted in Lancet Psychiatry On March 19, 2019, the focus was on a high potency pot, the risks are over four times bigger For people who use a high potency pot daily more often than for those who have never smoked. But often these risks are exaggeratedly blown.

Fear dealers have relied on studies like this, such as Alex Berenson, author of Tell Your Kids: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence-Who was he Permanently banned from Twitter because you guessed it, the spread of misinformation. The way the arguments are presented makes it seem as though schizophrenia is common.

Other researchers say that drugs, nicotine, and other factors do not spoil the results in studies looking for a true relationship between fate and schizophrenia, nor other mental disorders.

2014 study, led by Ashley C. Brual and Dr. Lynn E. Delici of Harvard Medical School, recruited smokers with or without a family history of schizophrenia, as well as nonsmokers with or without such a history. But this time, pot users have not used any other drugs, so they can rule out these factors. What they actually found was an increased risk of schizophrenia among people with a family history – regardless of cannabis use.

“My study clearly shows that cannabis does not cause schizophrenia per se,” Dr. Delici Tell The The New York Times in 2019. “Instead, genetic predisposition is essential. It is very likely, based on the results of this study and others, that cannabis use during adolescence to age 25, when the brain is mature and at the peak of its development in a genetically vulnerable individual, can initiate the onset of schizophrenia.”

Other experts have endorsed Dr. Delici’s conjecture that schizophrenia’s warnings may be a bit exaggerated. “Usually it’s the quest types that do the ‘sky is falling’ part, but here they are toggled,” He said Dr. Jay Jade, MD, professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. “Researchers caution against exaggerating the risks, as has clearly been the case in the past. However, clinicians are overwhelmingly in favor of seeing more paranoid teens”

SB 1097 is now heading to the Appropriations Committee, which was sent on June 22, for further reading.

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