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, May 18, 2008

Cannabis and the Office of the President on Drugs

Executive Summary
(click for PDF link)

  • Two million teens report feelings of depression and loss of interest in daily activities during the past year.
  • Depressed teens are twice as likely as non-depressed teens to use marijuana and other illicit drugs.
  • Depressed teens are more than twice as likely as their peers to abuseor become dependent on marijuana.
  • Using marijuana can cause depression and other mental illnesses.
  • Marijuana use can worsen depression and lead to more serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, anxiety, and even suicide.
  • Teens who smoke marijuana at least once a month are three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts than non-users.
  • The percentage of depressed teens is equal to the percentage of depressed adults, but depressed teens are more likely than depressed adults to use marijuana and other drugs.
  • Teen girls who use marijuana daily are more likely than girls who do not use marijuana to develop depression.
Yeah - and peer reviewed evidence says this is largely hogwash.- the correlation is "trouble with the law"

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Blair Anderson ‹(•¿•)›
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