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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?
Posted by: Paul Corcoran
Date/Time: 07/10/14 13:50:00

The previous downgrading of cannabis was quickly reversed when hospital admissions for mental health issues related to cannabis use spiked sharply. We are now getting research being published which increasingly confirms what many of us have known for some time - there is a strong link between cannabis use and psychosis.

Several of my children's contemporaries who were personally known to them have developed severe, and in a couple of cases irreversible mental illness. They were all regular cannabis users. There are no examples from the same peer group of children who didn't use cannabis developing similar problems.

In addition there is a much larger number of children who, according to their parents, severely underperformed academically because of cannabis use. Two boys my son knew since infant school were cheerful high achievers before they started using cannabis. They now have effectively dropped out of education and seem to live in a permanent state of miserable demotivation.

If you assume that this is representative of the national experience then 10s of thousands of children in this country will have blighted lives. What the aging hippies seem to forget is that current strains are much more powerful than the ones they took in the seventies.

Alcohol does ruin some lives but not in the same cruel way that cannabis does - it may ultimately destroy the lives of some of my children's contemporaries as it did for some of mine but at this stage for them it remains benign.


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Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 11:51:00 Andy Pease
   Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 11:53:00 Keith Iddon
      Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 11:58:00 Dan Murphy
         Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 12:04:00 Guy Lambert
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 12:10:00 Dan Murphy
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 12:11:00 Will Watson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 12:20:00 Dan Murphy
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 12:26:00 Vanessa Smith
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 15:26:00 Richard Greenhough
         Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 12:10:00 Will Watson
   Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 12:43:00 Chris Martin
      Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 12:48:00 Dan Murphy
         Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 13:13:00 Russell Pearson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 13:24:00 Nick Barton
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 13:34:00 Dan Murphy
         Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 13:16:00 Vanessa Smith
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 13:47:00 George Knox
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 13:50:00 Paul Corcoran
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 13:58:00 Russell Pearson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 14:07:00 Nick Barton
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 14:05:00 Nick Barton
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 14:28:00 Alastair Banton
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 14:32:00 Nick Barton
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 15:07:00 Guy Lambert
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 15:37:00 Jonathan Bingham
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 15:40:00 Vanessa Smith
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 21:40:00 Steve Taylor
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?07/10/14 21:34:00 Steve Taylor
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?08/10/14 09:09:00 Paul Corcoran
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis, yes or no ?08/10/14 09:41:00 Andy Pease
                        Kew Garden's InTOXICation season08/10/14 10:00:00 Alastair Banton
                           Re:Kew Garden's InTOXICation season08/10/14 10:49:00 Andy Pease
                              Re:Re:Kew Garden's InTOXICation season08/10/14 10:59:00 Vanessa Smith
                                 Re:Re:Re:Kew Garden's InTOXICation season08/10/14 11:48:00 Keith Iddon

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