Pubdate: Tue, 26 Jul 2011
Source: Liverpool Echo (UK)
Copyright: 2011 Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales Limited
Author: Alun Buffry


I READ your article Cannabis: what you need to know ( ECHO, July 21) 
with great interest.

About cannabis you reported: "smoking cannabis holds the same risks 
as smoking a normal cigarette. Psychologically, is to reported to 
cause anxiety and paranoia in some users.

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs found a 'probable but 
weak causal link between psychotic illness and cannabis use'. 
Cannabis is not chemically addictive."

So I have to ask why the Government is pending billions of pounds 
taxpayers' money trying to stop people growing and using it. Why are 
they so set at treating cannabis users differently to people that 
choose to drink alcohol or smoke tobacco, both known to be dangerous 
and addictive to some people and with a definite causal link between 
booze and psychotic illness.

Clearly the law is wrong and the lawmakers have some explaining to do.

Alun Buffry, by email
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