KeithPratt wrote:But it is remarkable that the first state to legalise cannabis has had a sharp uptake of teen suicides isn't it?
It would be, sure, if it wasn’t still illegal for teens to use it.
Perhaps they are killing themselves because they are being denied weed, has anyone thought of that?
The most likely reason for a massive rise in suicides is a reevaluation of what is classed as suicide.
For many years many places were disinclined to label a death suicide unless it was patently suicide for religious and cultural reasons, if that is changed then suicides increase.
Just speculation, but seems more likely than cannabis use; that just made me want to curl up in bed in a fuzzy ball of drool listening to Yes rather than do anything active like kill myself.
My drug use ended many years ago when my work started random drug tests and it was very sporadic and mainly Glastonbury centered before that.
I have no desire to go back to taking cannabis as I find interaction with other human beings, especially my partner, more interesting than curling up in a ball of drool listening to Yes these days.
They will prise my large glass of Chateau Palmer 2008 from my cold dead fingers though.
I have experienced dope paranoia once; after smoking too much with someone I didn't trust very much I suddenly decided the person I had been smoking with was going to go to the police and shop me, so I spent the best part of a few hours finding increasingly ludicrous hiding places for the dope that cops and sniffer dogs would not find, I also cleaned the house thoroughly, which was a useful side effect in this case.
Weed should be legal for over 18s, I can think of no moral or ethical reason why it shouldn't be. The reason it isn't is fear of the UK press, which is why nothing decent, and much ugly shit, gets done.
The world would be a far nicer place if Rupert Murdoch had died in infancy