This is yet more propaganda BS, as emphasised by the line " Sylvia, you were trying to get him addicted. She's no better than a pusher.”
There has never been any evidence of cannabis being addictive. Never.
Even the British Commissions over the past century have concluded time and time again that it's basically harmless. And I quote...
1894 After sitting for two years the British government's Indian Hemp Commission produces a 3,281 page report that concludes "...for the vast majority of consumers, the Commission consider that the evidence shows the moderate use of ganja or charas (hashish/cannabis resin) not to be appreciably harmful..."
1901 Royal Commission concludes that cannabis is relatively harmless and not worth prohibiting.
1968 The UK government committee headed by Baroness Wootton concludes that "the long-term consumption of cannabis in moderation has no harmful effects".
And I add...
1975 America establishes the Compassionate Use programme for medical use of marijuana.
1979 The UK Advisory Council proposed moving cannabis to class C under the Misuse of Drugs Act, and changing penalties for possession.
1988 In the US, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) administrative law Judge Francis Young finds after thorough hearings that marijuana has clearly established medical use and should be reclassified as a prescriptive drug. His recommendation is ignored.
2000 Tony Blair agrees that cannabis should be legalised for medical purposes.
2000 Police Foundation Report suggests that certain drugs be reclassified and penalties reduced. The government rejects the recommendations.
2003 Canada is first country in the world to offer medical marijuana to its patients.
2005 Sativex, the world's first cannabis derived medicine is licensed for use in Canada. The drug is developed by British Company GW Pharmaceuticals. The UK considers licensing Sativex as well.
This last one being of significant importance when you realise the scientific evidence behind it. For example...
BESIDES HARVARD, UCLA AND PRINCETON STUDIES OF MEDICINAL MARIJUANA...
- British Journal of Cancer, "Cannabinoids induce growth inhibition & apoptosis (cell death) in prostate Cancer"
- Journal of the National Cancer Institute, "Cannabinoids, have been associated with anti-carcinogenic effects"
- Queen Mary's School of Medicine & Dentistry in London England, "Cannabis destroys Cancer cells"
- Cancer Research UK, "(Cannabinoids) can slow growth & spread of Cancer cells or even kill them"
I could easily go on with data after data of the medical benefits and the lack of social harms of this plant but will add this one last note. There has NEVER been any scientific evidence to suggest that the ingestion of cannabis, through any means, has any kind of link to "mental illness" in any way at all. FACT!
To hear anyone give an opinion otherwise to hear opinion, not scientific evidence. Time to look at the evidence and not fall for the "Reefer Madness" propaganda and lies any more; which is what this storyline is trying to do here. Typical Governmental fear-mongering BS.