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

Sunday, July 16, 2006

NEW RESEARCH: ILLICIT DRUG USE STARTS WITH CANNABIS

Professor David Fergusson, (nice guy, done that).. but the drug prevention vested interests picking up on research reported in international journal 'Addiction'.are not likely to know what he said in his 'evidential brief' to the Health Select Committee inquiry on cannabis and mental health...that about 1% of 1% are likely to experience mental health issues. (way far less than that of other legal indulgences such as alcohol)
What Furgusson is reluctant to comment on (because the research doesn't ask the right questions to explain it) is why is the prevalence is at 80% of the sample.
According to the law there should be no cannabis and even less access among youth.... when 80% of your kids are pot experienced, it is just as likely (if it were tested) one could conclude that cannabis causes youth driving late at night.
Clearly unexplained is the linkage between mental health and the double standards.....yet there it is, in the data.
The headline might as well read [New Zealand] kids who don't smoke pot are the 'deviant ones'

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