Cannabis, medicine and the lawIt is estimated that 90 per cent of people who use cannabis do not seem to develop any major problems with it (other than the fact that the drug they usually use it with (ie tobacco) is likely to cause them far greater harm and significantly contribute to their cause of death. As health advocates we take the issue of tobacco, alcohol and all drug related harm seriously.

The claim that cannabis is a “gateway” to harder drugs is again not supported by international research evidence. Addiction to, for example, heroin is complex, and citing cannabis as a significant risk factor in its development misunderstands the intricate relationship between biological, psychological and social factors involved.

Read more: https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/cannabis-medicine-and-the-law-1.3914609

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