3 good reasons against the legalization of cannabis
Cannabis is being decriminalized or even legalized in many countries around the world. In this country too, there is much discussion about the legalization of cannabis. Many advocates are openly in favor of legalizing cannabis. Including many celebrities. Online, however, the negative aspects are often played down. Many argue that it is a „natural“ plant and only highlight the positive aspects. We discovered an interesting video of “ things briefly explained “ on YouTube which highlights the other side. Here are the three reasons mentioned against a legalization of cannabis. (As well as counterarguments)
1st argument: cannabis and psychosis
Cannabis was once considered a „soft drug“, but in recent decades it has become much stronger. The plants are overgrown and the natural THC content is thereby increased. The contained active ingredient CBD has an anti psychotic effect and is intensively studied by scientists. CBD relieves anxiety and has a calming effect. The problem here is that CBD is not of use, because it is exaggerating. It does not make „HIGH“, so this drug was bred out. The goal was to significantly increase THC concentration. Because it applies most – the harder it bangs, the better. Today cannabis is so strong that it can cause psychosis and are thus counted as hard drugs must . THC can cause psychosis,
From 1994 to 2014, regular samples of confiscated grasses were taken in the US. It was found that the concentration of THC increased from 4% to 12% on average. Thus, the ratio of CBD to THC also shifts, more THC and less and less of the other cannabinoids. Depending on your personal preload, a strong dose may have a negative effect on the brain. Depending on your personal bias, in the worst case this can lead to psychosis or schizophrenia. Those who inherently belong to the risk group are more at risk. The problem is that you can not predict whether you fall into this group.
Prohibition or a ban, however, ensures that illegal drugs become stronger because you can transport more active ingredient in a small space. The same thing could be observed with alcohol. At that time strong schnapps was the most popular. The same thing happens with cannabis. If cannabis was legal, one could prescribe a high content of CBD ! Consumers would rather know what they are taking. Institutions could create standards and control cannabis.
2nd argument: Cannabis is an entry-level drug
Legalization would also facilitate entry into other illicit drugs. An American study in 2015 showed that 45% of long-term potheads once used other illegal drugs. The legalization could therefore especially younger people to harder drugs tempted. Another study showed that willing to consume nicotine or smoking as a starter drug. Teenagers who smoke before the age of 16 have an 80 times higher risk of taking illegal drugs. In 2007, a study found that teenagers who smoke between the ages of 12 and 17 are 3 times more likely to be a coma and 7 times more likely to use drugs such as cocaine or heroin. Already crass.
First of all, we must realize that the law can not stop anyone from taking hard drugs! If you want to buy drugs, then you can already find his dealer. There are many studies dealing with why people even develop addictions or drug problems. Reasons for this can be a severe childhood, early dreams, low social status, depression and even genetic factors all play a role. From what one becomes dependent on but rather coincidence! People often use drugs to solve problems, but drugs are the biggest problem. We can not help these people if we punish them for their „problem“. Portugal used to have massive drug problems. A bunch of junkies, organized crime and everything that goes with it. Despair completely decriminalized the possession and consumption of drugs. Instead of prosecution, new measures were taken. Drug prevention, counseling and medical help was offered. Drug addiction has since then been considered a chronic disease rather than a crime. The result: Drug use dropped from 44% to 22% within 11 years. Likewise, the number of HIV illnesses declined and the death rate from overdoses also fell enormously. Conclusion: Legalization or decriminalization can even protect society! Drug addiction has since then been considered a chronic disease rather than a crime. The result: Drug use dropped from 44% to 22% within 11 years. Likewise, the number of HIV illnesses declined and the death rate from overdoses also fell enormously. Conclusion: Legalization or decriminalization can even protect society! Drug addiction has since then been considered a chronic disease rather than a crime. The result: Drug use dropped from 44% to 22% within 11 years. Likewise, the number of HIV illnesses declined and the death rate from overdoses also fell enormously. Conclusion: Legalization or decriminalization can even protect society!
3rd argument Cannabis is addictive and unhealthy
Many believe or are convinced that cannabis is addictive and unhealthy. Only a ban could protect society. Cannabis addiction is mainly mental. Man is a creature of habit and one quickly develops a pattern. About 10 percent of people who try cannabis become addicted. This is also due to the higher THC content. The demand for therapy option for the treatment of cannabis addiction has increased in the last 20 years. A study has examined the THC content in Dutch coffee shops since 2001 until 2016. The average THC salary has increased and so has the demand for treatments. At 1% percent more THC, 60 more people went into treatment. There were also studies investigating high blood pressure, lung problems and heart failure complaints. That could never be proven clearly. Studies also looked at how THC alters adolescent brains. Was tested whether Kiffen stupid. That could never be proved. But it has been found that every use of drugs, alcohol, nicotine etc. has an influence on the development.
In truth, we do not know the long-term effects of cannabis. More money would have to go into research. But as long as cannabis is illegal, these research funds are difficult to get! We know the exact risks of alcohol and traffickers, but we know too little about the potential harm of cannabis. That’s why every argument is baseless. 3.3 million die annually from alcohol abuse and 6 million from smoking.
The legalization of cannabis offers us a way to control drugs. Alcohol and cigarettes are legal though everyone knows the fatal consequences, yet no one would think of banning them. Legalization can protect the youth. You have no control over illegal drugs! Being legalized does not mean that one is a proponent, but that one wants to avoid the „RESPONSIBLE“ with cannabis. In addition, more money could be released for research to finally clarify how dangerous or useful cannabis really is!