The hardest addiction to break, he adds, is to cannabis. Cannabis - certain strains at least – is also the drug that can cause the most profound and the least reversible neurological damage, often quickly, often in very young and otherwise healthy adults. The drug many people think of as harmless can send you mad, swiftly and permanently.Sounds like just the sort of thing that a society in the midst of a major melt down in public ethics and self-discipline should legalize and promote.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Surprise! Turns out pot is bad for you after all
Not that the public health consequences will dull the movement towards legalization of this harmful substance, but it is worth noting that marijuana is hardly the benevolent crop that its users and their fellow-travelers proclaim. As this post from Peter Hitchens (Christopher's younger and wiser brother) makes plain, marijuana is a serious drug that causes serious harm: The Irreversible Profound Risks of Cannabis -- An Expert Speaks. As Hitchens quotes a doctor who treats patients suffering from marijuana addiction: