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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation
Posted by: Dan Evans
Date/Time: 10/09/15 14:23:00

Andy, I didn't say cannabis didn't work - quite the opposite in fact if you take the time to read my post. What I did say was that cheaper, safer more effective treatments are available. If it works best for you fine but, as with homeopathy, that is as likely to be down to your belief in its effectiveness as anything else.

'"noticeable proportion of the current generation of teens having their lives permanently blighted" is a huge overstatement'

Michael, I don't think it is. I've heard of a number of cases of my teenage children's contemporaries who were heavy cannabis users having psychotic incidents or paranoid delusions that in at least one case led to them being sectioned. This is anecdotal but reinforced by similar experiences told of in conversation by parents and teachers from other schools - state and private, inside and outside London. A semantic quibble over whether psychosis is a symptom or an illness is not likely to give the families of those harmed much comfort.

This puts aside entirely the even greater incidence of children who appear to have failed to meet early academic or sporting promise after starting to use cannabis. Talk to any secondary school teacher and they will confirm that a noticeable proportion of teens see a dive in performance due to demotivation and a lack of ability to concentrate as a result of cannabis use.

There is an increasing body of academic research which links cannabis use directly to psychosis undermining the rather weak defence that it simply unmasks a pre-existing condition. The problem here is that it is very difficult to collect accurate data on teen use of cannabis and its impact for obvious reasons. But we can see first hand the problem - to argue that there isn't a serious issue with teenage health and cannabis at the moment because there is no specific research that definitively proves a link is a bit like arguing there isn't a Syrian refugee problem because no peer-reviewed academic paper has yet been published to say there is one.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Cannabis legislation09/09/15 18:26:00 Andy Pease
   Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 18:53:00 Loraine Pemberton
      Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 19:23:00 Brian May
         Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 19:54:00 Claudia Jachtmann
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 20:48:00 Claire Moran
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 20:56:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 21:22:00 Claire Moran
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 08:41:00 Michael Robinson
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 21:26:00 Loraine Pemberton
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 21:56:00 Andy Pease
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 22:08:00 Loraine Pemberton
   Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 21:59:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 22:36:00 Claire Moran
      Re:Re:Cannabis legislation09/09/15 22:36:00 bobby osborne
         Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 08:15:00 James Robinson
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 09:07:00 Dan Evans
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 09:22:00 James Robinson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 09:48:00 Michael Robinson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 11:40:00 Andy Pease
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 11:53:00 Michael Robinson
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 12:13:00 Andy Pease
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 14:23:00 Dan Evans
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 15:17:00 Michael Robinson
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 12:50:00 Andrew OSullivan
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 13:28:00 Michael Robinson
                                    studies11/09/15 13:58:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 15:58:00 Francis Rowe
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation10/09/15 16:05:00 Andy Pease
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 14:19:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 14:37:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 15:10:00 Andy Pease
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 15:29:00 Alastair Banton
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 15:47:00 Keith Iddon
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 16:03:00 Alastair Banton
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 16:03:00 Alastair Banton
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 18:29:00 Claudia Jachtmann
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation11/09/15 18:31:00 Claire Moran
                                                         Re:  The Debate in Parliament15/10/15 09:36:00 Philippa Bond
                                                            Re:Re:  The Debate in Parliament15/10/15 12:25:00 Alastair Banton
   Re:Cannabis legislation16/10/15 12:15:00 Arnie Devi

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