Portugal, the iconic example of drug liberalization that is quoted over and over, had a rough landing with the release of country’s latest drug statistics revealing much of this closely-watched human experiment.
Surveys done at 2 534 schools across South Africa point to the fact that drug abuse is a key reason behind the high failure rates of students and that dagga ranks as the third biggest problem after general drug addiction and teenage pregnancy.
Teachers around the country have raised serious concerns regarding the possible legalisation of dagga in South Africa, arguing that it could prove detrimental to the youth because it was “unrealistic to believe that legalised dagga would be controlled and kept out of the hands of young people.
A Human Resources manager is quoted as saying that she noted a “big spike” in those who applied for jobs, but tested positive for dagga, once the drug was legalized. By 2016, Colorado had 440 recreational cannabis stores and 531 “medical” dispensaries. A total of almost 1000 outlets where dagga is available to the public!
In 2001, Colorado State USA started a gradual legalization of dagga which began with the medicinal use of dagga and ended with the legalization of the recreational use of cannabis in January 2014. The negative effects of the state's decision to legalize this drug have been shocking to say the least!
Harvard Medical School together with John Hopkins University and other universities in the SAMS report of October 2016, state “though it is still early, these “experiments” in [dagga] legalization are not succeeding.”
Scientists followed marijuana and alcohol use among 6500 teenage students in the USA over a seven year longitudinal study for the RAND Corporation.
Cannabis users are more likely to commit violent crime pioneering research by five researchers from institutes based in Montreal, Canada has shown.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) issued warning letters to four companies illegally selling products online that claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer without evidence to support these outcomes.