Clinical experience in medical orgone therapy shows that patients who have a schizophrenic character structure and use marijuana often develop a psychotic reaction. Patients with a non-schizophrenic character structure who use marijuana do not become psychotic but are emotionally deadened and unable to respond in the process of therapy.
In “Pot-Smoking And the Schizophrenia Connection,” an article in The Wall Street Journal July 2, 2013, evidence is provided of “a significant and consistent relationship between marijuana use and the development of schizophrenia and related disorders.” The article cites other articles in the medical literature confirming the association between marijuana use and schizophrenia.
However, there is a segment of the population that uses marijuana that does not develop schizophrenia. In order to make sense of the difference in people’s responses to the same drug there has to be a better understanding of the schizophrenic character. Schizophrenia is the result of ocular repression with panic and splitting (See Man in the Trap, page 141 by Elsworth Baker). Because traditional psychiatrists do not understand the role played by ocular armor in schizophrenia, many people in the general population who are schizophrenic characters are not recognized to have the illness by them.
There are all degrees in which panic and splitting occur in the schizophrenic population. Many individuals with a schizophrenic character structure who are able to live fairly normal lives can break down and become psychotic if environmental stresses become more than they can handle. In these individuals marijuana use can act as a stressor and induce a psychotic reaction.
This is an example illustrating the importance of having an accurate bio-psychiatric diagnosis before evaluating any social situation.