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Jul. 29th, 2007 | 10:15 am
posted by: fear_n_loathing in stonersroadmap


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DrugSense FOCUS Alert #351 - Sunday, 29 July 2007

On Friday, the British medical journal Lancet published a 13 page meta-analysis 'Cannabis Use and Risk of Psychosis in Later Life.'

As a result the media around the world has used the study, most often with incorrect data and conclusions, to create another reefer mania scare.

Backers of stern cannabis prohibition laws have seized on this news to urge the British government to increase the potential punishment of users under their laws.

More reasoned voices have cautioned that escalating criminal penalties based on a perceived increased health risk would be counterproductive. See 'Experts Dismiss Case for Cannabis Reclassification' http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v07/n901/a05.html

MAP is continually archiving both international and domestic coverage of the issue as we receive clippings. These press clippings may be reviewed by using the following link, which is updated nightly. Note that MAP identifies press stories by the location of the story. Thus a number at the link are identified as "UK:" but are actually from newspapers in the United States or Canada.


Please consider writing and sending Letters to the Editor to the newspapers of your choice. It is important that mainstream newspaper editors and opinion writers are given a more complete and balanced perspective than that being pushed by prohibitionists. If you elect to write to more than one newspaper, we suggest at least some modification of your message so that each newspaper receives a unique letter.

Thanks for your effort and support.

It's not what others do, it's what YOU do.

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