Blurring the lines on cannabis doesn’t help doctors’ case

Blurring the lines on cannabis doesn’t help doctors’ case
Some doctors believe the legalisation of medical marijuana is a slippery slope

In discussing legalisation of the drug, the Cannabis Risk Alliance has lumped together medicinal and recreational use

In a letter published in last Monday’s Irish Times, 20 senior doctors voiced their concern about what they described as the “one-sided discussion about cannabis”.

The Cannabis Risk Alliance believes that Ireland is sleepwalking into the legalisation of marijuana and contends that society has “taken its eye off the ball” in relation to the harmful effects of the psychoactive drug. The doctors have called for an honest debate on the legislation of recreational cannabis. However,...

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