And I thought potheads were just simply difficult to understand. And if you're already crazy, doin' the dooby actually makes you crazier:
"I was surprised by the results," said Dr. Deepak Cyril D'Souza, an associate professor of psychiatry at Yale University's School of Medicine. "In practice, we found that cannabis is very bad for people with schizophrenia," he said.
Soooo many jokes out there in the blogosphere on this story, already, so I feel like I don't need to pile on, at this point.
I will say this. I've known several potheads who have claimed that they "study/drive/insert any activity that requires concentration" better while high, and I always thought they were full of it. This study not only lends credence to my assumption, but also shows that to think otherwise is dangerous.
While D'Souza had intended to study marijuana's impact on schizophrenics in more patients, the study was stopped prematurely because the impact was so pronounced that it would have been unethical to test it on more people with schizophrenia.
Whoa. I expect to see more studies like this to come out of Europe, where long-range studies on marijuana in even greater population size are due fairly soon.