Correlation does not equal causation.Depression, teens and marijuana are a dangerous mix that can lead to dependency, mental illness or suicidal thoughts, according to a White House report being released Friday.
A teen who has been depressed at some point in the past year is more than twice as likely to have used marijuana as teens who have not reported being depressed — 25% compared with 12%, said the report by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Denial! It ain't just a river in Egypt! haha
Drug (and/or alcohol) abuse isn't the root of the problem, but rather a symptom. Attempting to control the symptom will not cure the problem. Just like drinking cough syrup will not cure a cold.[/QUOTE
Absolutely, blaming the drug for the behavoir of people is like blaming weapons for violent crime.
Hell I smoked pot as a teenager and drank. And I had a grand ole time the whole way through. Depression is a state of mind that I'm not interested in.
I have noticed personality changes in friends from moderate use of drugs and alcohol.
Its not worth arguing really. People who partake are unlikely to admit any downside to the habit.
OK. I say extensive marijuana use and or drinking does change people. Pot smoking is relatively benign compared to a lot of drugs but I believe it does permanently alter people.