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Letter: Schizophrenia And Medical Marijuana

I believe that we must recognize, for the benefit of our children, grandchildren, family members friends, etc., that there are scientific researches that conclude a connection between the social use of marijuana and schizophrenia. I direct your attention to an op-ed article that appeared in the July 1, 2013 issue of the Wall Street Journal written by Samuel T. Wilkinson, who is a resident physician in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. His credentials are impressive.

The disastrous medical and mental consequences resulting for the indiscriminate and social use of marijuana is something that we had better comprehend and understand.

Schizophrenia is a living death sentence for life to those who have this horrible disease. I know, because my younger brother had it until the day he died. There are numerous medical studies extant that reveal the connection of simple (?) pot smoking to schizophrenia.

WAKE UP America, and our youth particularly, who hasten to remark that “it is legal, and therefore it is good and safe.” They, unfortunately, fool no one but themselves. Legislators of all levels and locales of government throughout the United States and worldwide should consider in good conscience what they have wrought.

William Gallo