Some people claim drugs are just harmless recreation. Well, they’re not.
A single joint of cannabis raises the risk of schizophrenia by more than 40 per cent, a disturbing study warns.
One joint = brain damage. Don’t stick that in your pipe and smoke it or you’ll go crazy. It’s been proven.
The Government-commissioned report has also found that taking the drug regularly more than doubles the risk of serious mental illness.
Although it could be argued that anyone stupid enough to do drugs is already mentally ill. How else can one explain the stupidity and futility of such a worthless existence?
Overall, cannabis could be to blame for one in seven cases of schizophrenia and other life-shattering mental illness, the Lancet reports.
One in seven. Wow. And that’s the liberal Lancet, folks. The same Lancet that claimed hundreds of thousands of U.S. caused deaths in Iraq. If you accept one premise, you must accept the other.
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.
Amen. That’s the correct and sensible approach. But marijuana just causes addicts to giggle like idiots and chow down on snack food. Right?
Cannabis has been implicated in a string of vicious killings, including the recent stabbing of fashion designer Lucy Braham.
And nothing truer has recently been said about “reefer” than this:
‘We believe there is now enough evidence to inform people that using cannabis could increase their risk of developing a psychotic illness later in life.’
There is much more in the article that drug apologists should read, including a Rogue’s Gallery of violent criminals who just got a little high, only to launch into horrific violent crimes.
Drug-crazed drifter Richard Cazaly is believed to have stabbed pregnant Abigail Witchalls in Surrey, in April 2005.
Cazaly, 23, who killed himself five days after the stabbing, had a history of heavy drug use dating back at least four years.
His girlfriend, Vanessa MacKenzie, told police both she and Cazaly were regular cannabis users, smoking ‘a couple of joints a day’.
We really need to get serious about the war on dangerous drugs. We need more prisons, more prosecutors and stronger sentences with teeth that bite. It’s time to send a message to casual drug users and dope peddlers. If you use or sell drugs you will do time. Hard time. No exceptions. Caught, prosecuted, punished. And no leniency. Dope fiends need to be locked up, not coddled.
Your brain is not a toy. So don’t stick things in your nose or ears and try to play with it. Any questions?
I trust that a President Sam Brownback would do the right thing and put us on a path to ultimately and with finality at long last win the drug war. It’s the right thing to do.
Hat Tip: Blogs for Bush.
Update: A commenter wanted to see the Lancet study itself. So here you go.
Update 2: Fox News is there. They report, you decide.
Reading the comments is a surreal experience in itself (including a moron [yep, that’s our Adam] who basically duplicated the brownie-eating-cop-calling-911 stunt), although finally one or two sane adults step in to inject some reality into the discussion. [I think they’re referring to me.]
Predictably they couldn’t resist throwing rotten eggs at us.
It’s a minor site and probably not worth our attention, but what is interesting is that even there people finally started to question and correct the nonsense, and that’s worth noting.
I think Saloon is the minor site unworthy of our attention, trying to ride our coattails. Well, success inspires envy, doesn’t it?