Pot Use in Ireland Worries Officials
Posted by Childress on July 7, 2006
As a new report reveals that 28,000 people are hooked on marijuana in Ireland, a leading drug control official of that country, Cecelia Keaveney expressed these worries to The Irish News:
“Cannabis can be and is a serious threat to your young people.
“Cannabis abuse occurs at an age when young people are particularly vulnerable to mental health problems.
“Cannabis alone can cause psychotic episodes which can take as long as two years to recover from.
“Unborn children of young women who believe that cannabis is shameless are also at risk.
“The references in our report to impairment of brain function because of cannabis abuse is frightening.
“Those who promote cannabis as being harmless and cool do all of us a disservice.”
Couldn’t agree more.