Friday, July 27, 2007

Reefer Madness 2007

Yet another bogus study employing researchers to come up with solutions to insolvable preferences. I'd plead boredom, but that's just not fair to the rest of us who seek to mind our own business. It's always more profitable for government employees and the special interest groups that help them get elected - paid with our sweat and tears - to blame blame the substance, rather than the user. Something must be done! Ban it! Tax it! So long as the revenue continues to flow in. Diversity Workshop is yet to come up with an anthem to protest this latest assault on the senses.

A single joint of cannabis raises the risk of schizophrenia by more than 40 per cent, a disturbing study warns.

The Government-commissioned report has also found that taking the drug regularly more than doubles the risk of serious mental illness.

Overall, cannabis could be to blame for one in seven cases of schizophrenia and other life-shattering mental illness, the Lancet reports.

The grim statistics - the latest to link teenage cannabis use with mental illness in later life - come only days after Gordon Brown ordered a review of the decision to downgrade cannabis to class C, the least serious category.

The Prime Minister is said to have a 'personal instinct' that the change should be reversed, with more arrests and stiffer penalties for users.

Cannabis has been implicated in a string of vicious killings, including the recent stabbing of fashion designer Lucy Braham.
See also Don Boudreaux. Thanks again to Jay for the tip.

1 Comment:

eng said...

One toke over the line, sweet Jesus.

Sitting downtown in a railway station

One toke over the line