Cannabis Shouldn’t Be Legal, It’s Dangerous

Posted on March 6, 2024 View all news

I have been with my boyfriend for seven years. When I first met him, he was smoking the actual marijuana plant for a few years; then, he started using the THC products sold in dispensaries. I was naive, and I think, to some extent, so was he.

Things started happening at work two weeks ago, and he believed he was about to be fired. To help calm his nerves, he started smoking more and more THC. His behavior had changed. He became more erratic, speaking fast and incessantly texting and emailing people. He wasn’t sleeping and would call people in the early morning hours.

A few days ago, he was still behaving erratically; therefore, I brought him to the ER. The doctors thought that there were signs of psychosis and placed him on a 5150. He was released 10 hours later.

A day later this week, I saw him, and he seemed okay and calm. I left his apartment, and then in the early hours of the morning, he called me and his parents several times, as well as the police. He was completely paranoid and delusional and exhibiting signs of schizophrenia. The police tried to get into the apartment, but my boyfriend would not let them in because they did not have a warrant. Two hours later, the police found my boyfriend with his wrists slit.

Now, he sits in the psych ward on another 5150 hold. Where things go from here remains to be seen. I had no idea how dangerous legal cannabis sold at dispensaries is. Actually, and honestly, cannabis shouldn’t even be legal at this point. I am in the middle of a nightmare I never saw coming.

Sonia Finnegan

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