- Jan 4, 2017
I was commenting specifically on violent tendencies. I was giving an example, not reasoning from n=1. I've never met a violent stoned person . . . unless the pot was laced with something. And frankly its a well known effectf (inhibition of aggression).
Paranoia is a well known effect but should not be equated with schizophrenia. Those are two very different things.
Just because you've never met a violent potsmoker doesn't mean it doesn't happen. I've had occasions where I've been aggressive while paranoid, I've seen a friend do the same. Luckily I can talk myself out of these mind states most of the time, but I can see where a person who is overwhelmed with low self control can get violent in the right circumstance.
And I definitely wouldn't say schizophrenia and paranoia are completely different. For one, there's a subset called paranoid schizophrenia, I believe. I've heard voices and had mild visual hallucinations while intoxicated, so I can see where in vulnerable people, this can lead to full blown schizophrenic episodes.