No Weed-Free Zones So Kids Can Recover From Cannabis Induced Psychosis

Posted on November 1, 2021 View all news

My daughter had cannabis-induced psychosis and I feel so guilty for telling her to take antipsychotics, even for just 5 weeks over the last 9 years.  It was like a bomb was thrown at her brain. Total personality change, very slow to lift, like a year. Went from witty and quick to a silent zombie, staring straight ahead saying NOTHING for 2 hours from St Paul to our home. And hyperphagia (abnormally increased appetite for consumption of food). There is no safe place for these teens to withdraw from THC addiction while their brains are vulnerable without friends offering pot and they can’t live in profound isolation. When my daughter came off the anti-psychotic medication, she was hostile again especially to me. I refused to go visit her for a while and my husband had to drive an hour in the country to our house to have pizza or dinner with her once a day and to bring her food and visit. In what world do we not have a friendly pot-free place for our teens to recover for the year or so it takes for them to feel secure in living weed-free and recover fully from cannabis-included psychosis?

US Parent

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