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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Cannabis legislation
Posted by: Francis Rowe
Date/Time: 11/09/15 15:58:00

Ultimately you have to balance anecdote with research because the latter can't reach a definitive conclusion by giving children cannabis for a number of years with a control group who don't take it to measure the relative outcomes.

Research that has been undertaken is always likely to be distorted by interview subjects lying about their cannabis use - there is likely to a tendency for light users and non-users to overstate consumption and heavy users to deny using it at all (out of cannabis induced paranoia some would argue).

What we can say with some certainty is a regular cannabis user is twice as likely to develop some form of psychosis than a non user. The debate boils down to whether you think this is explained by people with psychosis having a greater tendency to turn to cannabis or cannabis causing psychosis. The former explanation always seemed to me a bit unlikely and the latest research also seems to be increasingly discrediting this argument.

The following is from the Royal College of Psychiatrists:-

'Over the past few years, research has strongly suggested that there is a clear link between early cannabis use and later mental health problems in those with a genetic vulnerability - and that there is a particular issue with the use of cannabis by adolescents.'

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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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