Horatio Clare: ‘My psychosis was brought on by cannabis’

 Evening Standard | 4th March 2021

“I will never smoke it again. Strong cannabis is a destroyer of mental health and of lives, and the earlier you smoke it, the more damage it does. Prohibition means the substance is stronger, so what’s available, particularly to young people, can be lethal. The national conversation should move away from ‘cannabis is probably harmless’ to ‘it very likely isn’t, and the harm it does is catastrophic’.

“We need to be much more open about that,” he says. “I can also say with absolutely certainty that I haven’t met anybody who’s been sectioned – and I’ve met a great many – who didn’t have a relationship with cannabis. You don’t know until it destroys everything, that you’re the person who it’s going to destroy.”

https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/books/horatio-clare-writer-cannabis-psychosis-mental-health-b921442.html

Filed under ‘Suicide, attempted suicide and self harm’.

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