A distraught father has told how his son cut off his own penis while high on a potent form of cannabis as a warning about the dangers of the drug. The unidentified man told the BBC his son “became paranoid” and endured psychotic episodes after smoking the illegal drug.
A young man has allegedly endured a psychotic episode in which he cut off his own penis, with his father struggling for words and saying it was “devastating”.
His son is still recovering physically with “more operations” to go through but is in “really good form” mentally, having given up drugs and alcohol, he said.
“He actually has no real memory of anything that happened. Maybe that’s for the best.”
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What do you think about a father’s claims that his son cut off his own penis while high on cannabis?
Whilst there is no way to explicitly say that smoking cannabis was the cause of this incident, several studies have linked marijuana use to increased risk for psychiatric disorders, including psychosis (schizophrenia), depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders, but whether and to what extent it actually causes these conditions is not always easy to determine.
The strongest evidence to date concerns links between marijuana use and substance use disorders and between marijuana use and psychiatric disorders in those with a preexisting genetic or other vulnerability.
Regardless of what caused this terrible incident to occur, it goes without saying: more studies need to be conducted about the effects (both good and bad) of marijuana and how the ongoing cannabis reform taking place around the world will impact society as a whole.