Canvassing for Opinion - aka "Blairs Brain on Cannabis"

IMHO prohibition sentiment requires inherent addiction to status quo, an incapacity to visualise beyond the here and now and a desperate desire to know others might feel the same... Reform is not revolutionary, rather it is evolutionary. Having survived banging your head against a brick wall the evolutionist relishes having stopped. / Blair

Monday, March 28, 2005

Cannabis is losing its cool for the young - The Observer UK

The Observer | UK News | Cannabis is losing its cool for the young:

I have just read Illicit drugs policy : using evidence to get better outcomes Dr Alex Wodak contributed to it

Also unsurprisingly - the obvious ommission from the early entry pot turns'ya psycho is any journalistic insight on health promotion and harm minimisation strategies. The bastards might have found that cannabis is "losing its cool for the young.", where one of the lead researchers very precautionary advise is dont discount law reform.

[looking up to be a good election! ]

"Dr Lydia Krabbendam of Maastricht University, whose study showed that adolescents who use cannabis regularly over a four-year period were twice as likely to develop psychosis, said: 'I don't think the effects of cannabis can be used as an argument not to legalise it. It is probably very hard to ban it altogether, and if you legalise it you can regulate the amounts of THC [the active ingredient within cannabis]'.

Meanwhile, a survey released today shows that teenagers place illegal drugs at the bottom of the list of ways to get high. The study by the government drugs awareness campaign, Frank, shows that more than one in four 11- to 19-year-olds get their 'best buzz' from winning at their favourite sport. Only three per cent said that drugs gave them the best high. "

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"I'm unsurprised"......(Blair)
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