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The Downside of High

Premiering: Thursday January 28, 2010 at 8 pm on CBC-TV

Teenagers who start smoking marijuana before the age of sixteen are four times more likely to become schizophrenic. That«s the unsettling conclusion of some of the world»s top schizophrenia experts, whose digging is featured in the new documentary The Downside of Acute.

The scientists' groundbreaking trade on the union between marijuana and bonkers disease also reveals that, for all inexperienced adults, smoking marijuana nearly doubles the endanger of developing recurring psychosis, paranoia and hallucinations — the hallmarks of schizophrenia.

The Downside of Acute, directed and written by Bruce Mohun, tells the stories of three inexperienced people from British Columbia who believe — along with their doctors — that their bonkers disease was triggered by marijuana use. All three forth months in nursing home psychiatric wards, and still wage a struggle with their disease. Today's wonderful-strong pot may be a big duty of the trouble. Fresh growing techniques have dramatically increased the amount of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana — ramping up the forewarning to the developing teenage brain.

But there«s an intriguing make to the representation: in the organize of cultivating more strong strains of pot, growers have also been rearing out a little-known ingredient called cannabidiol that seems to buffer the effects of THC. So today»s acute-octane pot actually contains a two-ply-whammy — more psychosis-producing THC, and less of the defensive CBD or cannabidiol.

For many people, smoking marijuana is not a big lot — it is, after all, the most greatly-used verboten dope in the overjoyed. The Downside of Acute provides a well-organized vantage point on some of the little-known and little discussed risks of marijuana, particularly for teenagers.

The Downside of Acute is directed and written by Bruce Mohun, representation-produced by Maureen Palmer, and produced by Sue Ridout for Dreamfilm Productions of Vancouver.

Format : AVI

Measurement : 349 MiB for 44mn 7s 113ms

Codec : XviD

Start : HDTV

Words : English CA

Subtitles : None

Variety : Nature/Science

Video #0 : MPEG — 4 Visual at 960 Kbps

Prospect : 624 x 336 (1.857) at 29.970 fps

Audio #0 : MPEG Audio at 133 Kbps

Infos : 2 channels, 48.0 KHz



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