UK govt muddle headed on pot, delusions contagious!
The British Home Office has unexpectedly reversed itself and  agreed to toughen its message regarding cannabis. The move follows an accumulation of scientific evidence suggesting a causal link between cannabis use and such mental problems as depression, schizophrenia, and suicide.
Youngsters are to be given a stronger warning on the dangers of cannabis following a U-turn in the Home Office.
It is to scrap guidance that cannabis should be avoided by those who already suffer mental health problems.
Instead, young people will be warned that "anyone who uses cannabis could be doing so at a risk to their mental health".
According to  recent studies, regular cannabis users are up to six times more likely to develop schizophrenia. In 2006, almost 23,000 people in Britain  received treatment for addiction to cannabis; 9,600 were under 18.
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 agreed to toughen its message regarding cannabis: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=546829&in_page_id=17
 recent studies: http://magicstatistics.com/2007/03/24/cannabis-time-bomb-set-to-strike/
 received treatment: http://magicstatistics.com/2007/03/18/uk-paper-apologises-for-supporting-cannabis-legalisation/
 Christian Institute: http://www.christian.org.uk/issues/2008/drugsdrinking/cannabis_27mar08.htm
 Anglican Mainstream: http://www.anglican-mainstream.net/index.php/2008/03/28/youngsters-to-be-warned-of-cannabis-mental-h
 Cannabis smoke more toxic than tobacco: http://magicstatistics.com/2007/12/19/cannabis-smoke-more-toxic-than-tobacco/
 Dramatic increase in mental illness among cannabis users: http://magicstatistics.com/2007/10/22/dramatic-increase-in-mental-illness-among-cannabis-users/
 Marijuana triggers schizophrenic and psychotic episodes: http://magicstatistics.com/2007/05/01/marijuana-triggers-schizophrenic-and-psychotic-episodes/