Monday, July 06, 2009
Cannabis link to mental illness questioned by university study
Even as prohibitionists like DFA claim we are about to experience a 'tsunami' of mental illness because of cannabis use, another large scale study indicating the opposite has come to light.
The Keele University study, which looked at 600,000 people per year, found that schizophrenia and psychosis had not increased after cannabis use soared between 1976 and 1996. Read the abstract here. Commentary from UKCIA here.
It seems the government knew about this study when it ignored the advice of its own experts and reclassified cannabis as a Class B drug from its previous Class C (less serious) status. UKCIA are calling this new prohibition Reefer Madness VII, a fair enough title.