Drug Addictions

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Argument 2: They say.. dagga is categorically not a gateway drug… but

?We have heard this statement twice now on national television with no evidence to support it. CYPSA’s first-hand experience shows clearly that dagga is in fact a gateway drug that leads smokers into the use of other dangerous drugs…

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Response B – Laudium, Gauteng

?Dagga is prevalent in the community and our school is heavily exposed to dagga traders and smokers. Legalising dagga will almost give those addicts and drug traffickers an open opportunity to exploit innocent children who are at the mercy of the drug merchants in the community.

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Job Opportunities Up in Smoke

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!

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Argument 3: They say… dagga has never killed anyone, anywhere, ever, but…

“Dagga has never killed anyone, anywhere, ever!” Perhaps it is true that nobody ever died whilst smoking a joint, but what of it?

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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

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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!