My Experience with Marijuana and Schizophrenia



In this video, I talk about the recent legalization here in Canada of marijuana, and the studied impacts of marijuana use on schizophrenia and psychosis.


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  1. See i was mentally ill from about 5 up but about my 20's it got real bad.. drugs set it off alot but marijuana has for me at least i went through some real bad things and started smoking here and there…but at 16 I smoked alot..and had outbursts but not like it is when I dont smoke..its complicated…I can see how you get a different view of reality but I knew nothing of mental illness i just got called an asshole alot…and freak…but weed just allowed me to control my reactions to messed up things and street life…im just getting to understand me finally because of these…but as of recently its been really off the wall..I shot myself in the head with a large caliber and lived with very little to show but clear schizophrenia so they say and a bullet in the back at the base somehow. Oden I guess wasn't ready…anyway honestly least crazy thing I've done….no Bueno…but marijuana works a little better now…I think with the disorder you already Have a certain perspective of life and smoking introduces another…I was familiar with it long before the much more stressful manic as hell for just a bit reality i am thrust into fully atm…but as a general rule…..drugs are bad….mmmm k๐Ÿ‘Œ

  2. wow, this channel has taught me so much about this illness. it's weird because everyone's body reacts differently to certain things. I don't suffer from schizophrenia, but my friend does and he smokes marijuana daily. I haven't ever asked him if it triggers him or not, but when we smoke together he seems to be normal. when we smoke we usually play super smash bros. so I'm still having trouble understanding. it's very interesting though, and my heart goes out to anyone with this disorder. we're all human, remember that.

  3. i almost always get psychosis when i smoke. the more i smoke, the stronger the psychosis is. i get extremely strong and painful tactile hallucinations (does anyone else get these painful sensations???) as well as some visual and auditory hallucinations. The strongest symptom for me is depersonlization. Whenever im high with people, my experiences seem so much stronger than theirs. I also get very delusional on the come down. I experience psychosis when I'm sober as well, but I'm almost positive that marijuana makes it worse in the long term.

  4. I'm glad you shared this, I was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia and I've been smoking regularly for 7yrs. Everything that has happened in the past 2yrs and with my added TBI 4yrs ago this all makes perfect sense now. Thank you.

  5. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia at 13 shortly after I got high for the very first time. I'm 17 now. My doctor refuses to give me medication because of my age. I truly believe marijuana triggered my diagnosis. I still smoke till this day, every day. I've had some of my worst episodes while high, but most of the time I actually feel that it calms me down. It helps me come back to reality and feel less crazy and disorganized. Most times, it helps me cope.

  6. Cannabis was definitely a primary cause of my psychotic episodes. It can be so great for some people's brains…wish I was one of them because of all the benefits but it's just not worth the risk.

  7. When I was diagnosed, I was diagnosed with disorganized schizophrenia aka hebephrenia. I've smoked before and used to be an everyday smoker and even for a month or two did nothing but dabs. I've been off my meds for a while including then and my symptoms didn't increase in intensity, no psychosis, or have negative symptoms from it in general. My pain was gone too. Since I've stopped smoking my symptoms have been worse and my place is a disaster zone. It's not legal in the state I am in and I have no connects. Wish I did. I'd be better off with it.

  8. I have schizoaffective disorder but before I knew I had this disorder I used to smoke about 4 times a day. It used to make me super energized and happy, but it shifted. I remember the first psychotic break I had when smoking and it was horrible. I began to talk to myself in the third person and answer myself. it was like there was another personality inside of me and I was communicating with it. It told me not to smoke and told me to get up and throw the weed out. It was freaky.

  9. I have a close family member who deals with schizophrenia, and who frequently smokes. Things have been getting worse and this video has really given me some answers. I thank you for sharing!

  10. This was my experience with it – that time had disintegrated and that nothing was real and that everything was scripted and organised to keep me in the non real place and that my housemates were against me and trying to keep me there. It was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. I dont have schizophrenia but I do have anxiety and depression which causes me to have regular disassociation/depersonalisation and suspicions about people.

  11. There's no such thing as schotzophriena the problem isn't us it's the world a person reaches a point in this rat race where they can't take life seriously anymore as it's to violent cruel unjust and unfair and we get sick of explaining ourselves and having to justify our own existance the simple solution is to say xxxx em it's not you it's them paranoia is a good thing it keeps you safe always trust your gut your first instincts are usually right have fun and relax xxxx it just go with the flow the crystalis becomes a butterfly fupp the man stick it to him

  12. I understand THC can increase all the positive symptoms of schizophrenia, but I am curios if the CBT alone might help with that, have you tried? The amazing channel, I am a psychology student and I am really in love with your channel and how you share your journey, congratulations on you baby and much love!

  13. Yup its all fun and games until the reality is that weed IS a psychoactive drug.. the medical grade stuff is also too strong IMO.. and i hit psychosis bad and was baker acted… had a nice religious experience and now i won't ever touch weed EVER again… i learn from my mistakes… and live a great life with NOTHING in my body except real organic healthy foods. Problem solved. sleep well.. exercise well and live WELL now!

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