On the other hand, there does seem to be new research suggesting that excessive or long-term cannabis use does cause psychiatric problems - but current political attitudes, both pro and con, probably pre-date this information.
As Father Ted found to his cost!manfred wrote:Sadly, if you become an addict, there is little point talking about moderation. An alcoholic has to stop drinking altogether as he is incapable to merely have a little glass now and then.
Fernando wrote:I don't think many drunkards would go mad, only the very worst cases get delerium tremens or see pink elephants when their booze is stopped. However, criminals would get very rich and powerful supplying them with their tipple, as happened in the USA.
Fernando wrote:I wouldn't for a minute advocate drinking to the point of alcoholism but AFAIK - in the UK at least - the taxes on alcohol more than pay for the extra NHS costs.
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