https://www.weeklystandard.com/alice-b-lloyd/mind-the-link-marijuana-heightens-the-risk-of-psychosis Mind the Link: Marijuana Heightens the Risk of Psychosis Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada, and as my colleague Tony Mecia writes, a Democratic takeover of the House could help facilitate legal pot in more places in the United States. And soon. Legalizing cannabis has a number of upsides. It’s projected to help the farming economy while hurting the smuggling economy, and sparing small-time offenders from outsize sentences—and that’s not to mention its medicinal uses, for chronic pain, PTSD, and chemo patients’ nausea. But beyond these known and anticipated benefits looms one risk proponents ought to know but tend not to: Marijuana increases a user’s likelihood to develop psychotic symptoms. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I disagree with some points in the article. However I'm glad the point about psychosis is being presented. Beyond the point of psychosis, there are other articles posted on this forum explaining the very dangerous and deadly effects of marijuana. I am all for any medicinal uses for marijuana. Who wouldn't be in favor of that? However that does not mean there is a need to legalize marijuana for recreational use, which it shouldn't be for so many reasons. As far as the political aspect, without question the Democratic Party prefers a drugged up, dumbed down populace. Because the more drugged up and dumbed down a person becomes, the greater likelihood of them supporting Democratic Party leftist ideas.