We will, in years to come, look back and wonder how we could have been so foolish — so incredibly blind to the dangers of cannabis.
We will be horrified at our reckless disregard for young minds. We will berate our liberally-minded politicians for their weakness, and the police for allowing, what is, in effect, its decriminalisation.
And we will feel justifiable fury towards those who demanded the liberalisation of drug laws; who denied the mountain of evidence that this is a highly damaging intoxicant with a profound effect on the structure and function of the brain, and a ‘gateway’ to other illegal drugs.
It’s a bitter irony that, just as we are becoming more understanding about mental illness and showing greater concern for sufferers, we are ignoring the risks of a drug directly responsible for destroying mental health [File photo]
As the Mail…