Kevin Sabet, Marijuana Doesn’t Cause Schizophrenia And You Know It



One of the Zombie Lies (thanks, Bill Maher) about marijuana that just will not die is this idea that marijuana smoking will make you turn schizophrenic. While there are studies purporting to show an exacerbation of one’s already present schizophrenia by using cannabis, no study shows a causal relationship between using cannabis and developing schizophrenia. Genetics, environment, even the month you are born have a greater statistical significance in predicting schizophrenia than does one’s use of marijuana.

But that didn’t stop Project SAM head Kevin Sabet from trotting out that Zombie Lie when Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s “Weed 3” called for immediate nationwide legalization of medical marijuana:

Sabet vs. Schizophrenia

"Radical" Russ Belville is a blogger, podcaster, and host of The Russ Belville Show, a daily two-hour talk radio show focused on the evolution of the legal marijuana industry in the United States. The program is airing live at 3pm Pacific Time from Portland, Oregon, on, with podcast available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. Russ began his marijuana activism in 2005 with Oregon NORML, then in 2009 went on to work for National NORML, and found and direct Portland 2015.