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, March 30, 2008

UK govt muddle headed on pot, delusions contagious!

UK government to warn about cannabis mental illness danger (predicated on a flawed interpretation, but lets not allow facts to get in the way of a good story/Blair)
 
Posted By StatGuy On 28 March 2008 @ 7:07 pm In Health & Medical, Life issues, UK politics & government, United Kingdom

The British Home Office has unexpectedly reversed itself and [1] 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 [2] recent studies, regular cannabis users are up to six times more likely to develop schizophrenia.  In 2006, almost 23,000 people in Britain [3] received treatment for addiction to cannabis; 9,600 were under 18.

h/t: [4] Christian Institute and [5] Anglican Mainstream

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URL to article: http://magicstatistics.com/2008/03/28/uk-government-to-warn-about-cannabis-mental-illness-danger/

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[1] 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
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[2] recent studies: http://magicstatistics.com/2007/03/24/cannabis-time-bomb-set-to-strike/
[3] received treatment: http://magicstatistics.com/2007/03/18/uk-paper-apologises-for-supporting-cannabis-legalisation/
[4] Christian Institute: http://www.christian.org.uk/issues/2008/drugsdrinking/cannabis_27mar08.htm
[5] Anglican Mainstream: http://www.anglican-mainstream.net/index.php/2008/03/28/youngsters-to-be-warned-of-cannabis-mental-h
ealth-risk/

[6] Cannabis smoke more toxic than tobacco: http://magicstatistics.com/2007/12/19/cannabis-smoke-more-toxic-than-tobacco/
[7] Dramatic increase in mental illness among cannabis users: http://magicstatistics.com/2007/10/22/dramatic-increase-in-mental-illness-among-cannabis-users/
[8] Marijuana triggers schizophrenic and psychotic episodes: http://magicstatistics.com/2007/05/01/marijuana-triggers-schizophrenic-and-psychotic-episodes/

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