Cause and Effect?

Another nobody twisted off and began shooting people at random. This time in Farmington, New Mexico. Cue liberal hysteria! It’s the fault of assault rifles. A firearm is nothing more than a tool used to commit the crime. It is society’s fault. Each community may have pressures and biases. I’m not sure that “society” is as monolithic as the MSM would have one believe. I don’t buy the fact that an INCEL in the Dallas metroplex, an “it” in Nashville and this current shooter in Farmington were under the same pressure that caused similar responses.

I have a theory. I’m on the outside looking in. I don’t have the ability find the answer to my supposition. If I am right, I have no hope that the word will get out. My theory goes against the prevailing wisdom. A “Lancet” study first posited back in 2007, got me thinking.

For those that don’t know “Lancet” is a British medical journal that publishes studies in medical research. No, not like WEBMD or Dr Phil. A preliminary report (at the link) noted the relationship between heavy marijuana use and the development of psychosis. Here is the interpretation of the results.


The evidence is consistent with the view that cannabis increases risk of psychotic outcomes independently of confounding and transient intoxication effects, although evidence for affective outcomes is less strong. The uncertainty about whether cannabis causes psychosis is unlikely to be resolved by further longitudinal studies such as those reviewed here. However, we conclude that there is now sufficient evidence to warn young people that using cannabis could increase their risk of developing a psychotic illness later in life.

Such an observation goes against the narrative and the potential profit to be gained by the marijuana legalization crowd. Marijuana is benign. I guess it is a good thing that the Manson family smoked a lot of weed.

How would a real police go about investigating such a suspicion? Marijuana is not metabolized as quickly as other drugs on the abuse hit parade. Blood tests taken during the autopsy could give an indication of recent use. Hair samples can reach back even further to demonstrate prior consistent use. Interviews of family and friends can also provide answers. Diaries, photos and social media may indicate if marijuana use was a part of the shooter’s lifestyle.

The cops may have already done this, in each individual case. If so, the next step is to pick up the phone and call other agencies dealing with similar circumstances. The MSM tries really hard to brand shooters as right wing, even when they turn out to be good liberal democrats. My suspicion is that these folks are so disordered in their views that the dominating theme is to challenge both sides and take from each whatever suits their purpose. I call them “Rebels without a clue.” I bet marijuana is a sacrament at the altar where they worship.

Back in early 2000s the Feds started hanging around the San Antonio Detention Center and Magistrate’s Office. Anybody arrested in Bexar County passed through there. The Feds were conducting interviews and drug tests on all comers. This was for research and not shared with the cops. They did the study twice because the study administrators didn’t believe the first set of results. They got the same result the second time.

Damn near everybody booked into the Mag’s office was under the influence of marijuana. Over half were under the influence of a second drug. The presence of alcohol was a given and didn’t even merit discussion.

Did marijuana make them do it? No, but it didn’t help.

Where are Bert and Ernie when you need them?