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Media blames marijuana for Rudy Eugene’s cannibal attack

by | 9th, July 2012

NOW we know. The drug-crazed, Miami zombie cannibal Rudy Eugene was not high on bath salts bath salts when he attacked Ronald Poppo (photos NSFW). The only drug in Eugene’s system was marijuana. Oh, and he had no human flesh in his system.

Was the man shot dead by police suffering a marijuana-induced psychosis when he ripped off much of Poppo’s face?

Or was he ill? You see, what we did not know as that Rudy Eugene had been diagnosed with schizophrenia after a previous arrest.

His ex-wife told Florida TV:

“I wouldn’t say he had mental problems but he always felt like people was against him… No one was for him, everyone was against him.”

So. Rather than being the quiet, God-fearing family man driven mad by a legal high called bath salts. Eugene was unwell. He had been arrested eight times twice for battery.

With no zombie-inducing rug to blame for the freakish episode, the media settles on marijuana. The Independent reports:

The British Medical Journal last year published a 10-year study into cannabis and found that use increased the risk of ‘incident psychotic experiences’. With continual cannabis usage, the risk of ‘persistent psychotic experiences’ also increased.

The Daily Mail agrees.



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