Despite growing acceptance, the decriminalization of marijuana should be a federal issue and its recreational use should not be legal. Most people who use marijuana like the relaxing feeling it produces. The medicine makes you sleepy, happy, relaxed, and comfortable. The disadvantage of these effects is the risk of accidents.
Marijuana impairs coordination, reaction times, and inhibitions. When high on marijuana, people make poor decisions and have accidents that could have been prevented. If marijuana is legal, innocent people will become victims of these accidents. Driving and alcohol accidents already kill a lot of people every day.
Driving high on marijuana will only exacerbate the problem. A survey published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence reported that 22% of marijuana users experienced “acute anxiety or panic attacks” after using cannabis, and 15% had psychotic symptoms after consumption. There is a lot of evidence that some of the compounds in the cannabis plant, which is where marijuana comes from, can help people with certain diseases. Drew Pinsky, a board-certified internist and addiction medicine specialist, said: “I've been treating cannabis addiction for 20 years.
Using cannabis may increase the risk of developing schizophrenia, depression and other psychiatric disorders. The negative effects of cannabis on the brain, for example, appear to be lower than the effects of some substances such as alcohol. In particular, the lack of legal means for coffee shops to obtain cannabis has highlighted their association with organized crime. The pros and cons of recreational cannabis will continue to be the subject of public debate and voters will continue to go to the polls to decide the legal status of marijuana.
Cannabis is regulated by the province of British Columbia and will be sold through the Liquor Distribution Division. It is important to know that the quality of cannabis obtained from a retailer or friend is unknown and may contain contaminants such as mold or fillers that may be toxic. The coalition is also promoting the idea of banning the sale of cannabis to non-Dutch residents, which amounts to a death sentence for many coffee shops.
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