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Why marijuana remains a highly risky habit that can ravage young people's lives

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Why marijuana remains a highly risky habit that can ravage young people's lives

 

Independen.ie

 

Dr Matthew Sadlier

 

Any debate around the legalisation of cannabis must take into account the harm it causes, one of the country's leading psychiatrists has warned.

Consultant psychiatrist Dr Matthew Sadlier is calling for a public health campaign to educate people about the dangers of cannabis use.

As attitudes to cannabis use become more relaxed and tolerance increases in society in general, Dr Sadlier says many young people's lives are being wrecked by habitual use of the drug - and that this side of the story is not being heard.

 

The Government's latest National Drugs Strategy envisages decriminalising the possession of small amounts of drugs such as cocaine, heroin and marijuana for personal use.

And under a plan put forward by the Green Party in April, the gardaí would "tolerate" Dutch-style "coffee shops" allowing the consumption and sale of cannabis for over-18s under certain conditions.

 

To date, cannabis has been legalised in 21 countries for medical use including Australia, Colombia and Germany while a number of national governments are debating whether to decriminalise recreational use. Medicinal cannabis has been legal in Canada since 2013 and the legalisation of recreational marijuana is due in July.

Dr Sadlier says with the focus on allowing a more liberal regime, now is the time to start a conversation about the risks and benefits.

In his work as a general adult psychiatrist in north Dublin over the last five years, he says he could comfortably say that a third of all his patients had been referred because of cannabis.

And Dr Sadlier says any debate must differentiate between medicinal cannabis and street cannabis. He says tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main mind-altering compound found in cannabis, is found in high levels in street cannabis while cannabidiol, or CBD, the non-psychoactive component, is there in very low levels.

He explains that it's the CBD in medicinal cannabis that is the useful compound in the treatment of many conditions. However, he says medicinal and street cannabis are two totally different things and people must be made aware of this.

 

"There are people out there who have developed long-term psychotic illnesses from smoking cannabis. If they'd never smoked it, they would never have developed it. We know that acute usage causes neurological conditions. The question is does it have a long-term effect?

"We know that the younger you start smoking it, the more likely it is to have a lasting, damaging effect. What gets my blood boiling is that it's also carcinogenic. We have spent 40 years getting cigarette smoking down, but smoking cannabis has the same negative effects as cigarette smoking," says Dr Sadlier.

"I think there has to be a public health campaign because the information out there for young people is very confused. We have people speaking up for the medicinal effects. Street cannabis is a very different thing and it's very dangerous," he says.

 

"I have seen families ripped apart by cannabis use. I've seen people with good futures ahead of them fall into apathy due to chronic cannabis use. People need to be educated about this. In my opinion, it's much more dangerous than alcohol," says Dr Sadlier.

He says his fear is that while we're having the conversation about the medicinal benefits in certain conditions, the opportunity to discuss the negative effects is being lost.

Indo Review

 

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/why-marijuana-remains-a-highly-risky-habit-that-can-ravage-young-peoples-lives-36987969.html

 

Bongme 

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And what did he have to say about alcohol or opiate derivatives used for medicine ? Sweet F.A.

 

Single minded position he has there, who is paying him  ???

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5 minutes ago, bongme said:

"People need to be educated about this. In my opinion, it's much more dangerous than alcohol," says Dr Sadlier.

 

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

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The fella looks Ill, and is dressed like a tit, he needs a smoke. 

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He looks hungover :puke:

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Sure he's the not the doctor and is the patient? He's giving off those eyes and look that psychos tend do in movies lol.

 

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29 minutes ago, bongme said:

he says medicinal and street cannabis are two totally different things and people must be made aware of this.

 

This is going to be their new approach, demonise the evil 'street weed' lol

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7 minutes ago, cumbriangreen said:

The fella looks Ill, and is dressed like a tit, he needs a smoke. 

Looks like he is waiting for the photographer to go away so he can have a cheeky doobie !

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More paid for bollocks , should be called an infomercial brought to you by Big Pharma, in association with Alcohol producers and retailers ....

 

This has been a public service announcement on behalf of the facist Tory party 

:yinyang:

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Hi

 

hear hear all

 

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The fella looks Ill, and is dressed like a tit, he needs a smoke. 


 


i hear your Point looks very mid 80s lol


Some of the most fashion folks are stoners 

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In my opinion, it's much more dangerous than alcohol," says Dr Sadlier.


Your opinion is very early 90s and shit and most are pass this point of madness! 

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medicinal effects. Street cannabis is a very different thing and it's very dangerous," he says.


Yes its crap street weed but not dangerous always...


Remember By [AXIS] KATIE (2018 from  Bucheon, Gyeonggi)

 

 

Bongme :yinyang:

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54 minutes ago, bongme said:

There are people out there who have developed long-term psychotic illnesses from smoking cannabis. If they'd never smoked it, they would never have developed it

 

How can he possibly know this to be true?

 

Unless psychiatrists have recently developed some sort of device that they can use to peer through the fabric of time and the multiverse, that allows them to accurately observe the different outcomes of a specific individuals life choices, I call bullshit.

 

WALOB, the guy is a fucking shill.

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49 minutes ago, bongme said:

There are people out there who have developed long-term psychotic illnesses from smoking cannabis. If they'd never smoked it, they would never have developed it. We know that acute usage causes neurological conditions.

 

Really? Oh dear Matthew where on earth did you get this gem?...:rofl:.....Oh I know, you've been " down wit de yoof on da streets, innit " hence you've discovered 'street weed'

 

Down the pub were you then bro? Along with your homies chucking gallons of nowhere near as dangerous alcohol down your neck,

 

was that just before you shoved your head back up your arse? No fucking wonder you look ill, shoes could do with a coat of polish too........FFS!  :wallbash:

 

Education is a wonderful thing and it's never too late to learn, try it Matty boy.........

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So lets get this straight? people will only be able to buy weed if its legal?

or the truth is they can buy it now if they want it anyway? with or without ID?

another common tabloid fallacy!

In the days of rampant knife crime , sexual salvery and Cocaine use this is the best way to spend police time? moron :wanker: 

 

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He has obviously been always against weed, and probably the type of twat to sit drinking alcohol and calling us guys druggies lol  guess they’ll always have gimps like him to come out with none factual evidence on people who have apparently gone down hill from weed, they would probably have gone down hill anyway with our shit government :wanker:

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23 hours ago, iBMe said:

 

How can he possibly know this to be true?

 

Unless psychiatrists have recently developed some sort of device that they can use to peer through the fabric of time and the multiverse, that allows them to accurately observe the different outcomes of a specific individuals life choices, I call bullshit.

 

WALOB, the guy is a fucking shill.

a paid for one by the alchol industry total cunt that should be hounded out of his poxy little job . lets find some contact details and do our worse.

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