Drug Addictions


Response C – Hammanskraal, Gauteng

We have matriculants who smoke dagga and do not even care to miss an important examination. They are rude to teachers and there is very little we can do about this.


Teen Alcohol/Marijuana Users Get Poorer Grades, Are More Aggressive

Scientists followed marijuana and alcohol use among 6500 teenage students in the USA over a seven year longitudinal study for the RAND Corporation.


SAM Report: Colorado and Washington State Since Legalization

?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.”


Colorado’s Own State Panel Releases 188 Page Scientific Report on the Dangers of Dagga

?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!


Argument 4: They say… prohibition doesn’t work, but…

?Pro-legalization lobbyists love the word ‘prohibition’ as it carries with it certain connotations. They seek to remind people of the failed alcohol prohibition in America in the 1920’s as if it were the only case of prohibition on record


Response D – Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Dagga distracts the learner from academics and shifts his or her focus to their next fix or sale. It trumps all other issues demanding their attention and time.


Argument 5: They say… it’s my right to use dagga, but…

?The fact that we have human rights does not mean that we have the right to do whatever we want. Lobbyists are fighting for their right to use dagga, almost equating it with their right to the freedom of speech and thought


Response E – Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal

Just to say once this is legalized it will become a snack killing our children.


USA – FDA Warns Marijuana Companies Marketing Unproven Cancer Products

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.