lookinggoodguys Posted March 17, 2016 Report Share Posted March 17, 2016 http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/long-term-of-effects-of-cannabis-use-need-to-be-considered-expert-warns-20160317-gnllbv.html The long term effects of cannabis use are largely unknown and need to be addressed should Australia look to liberalise cannabis laws in the future, a Brisbane substance expert warns.University of Queensland Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research professor Wayne Hall, a major contributor to a recent World Health Organisation report on non-medical cannabis use, said the report found one in 10 people who used cannabis became dependant, with that number increasing to one in three for daily users.http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/content/dam/images/g/m/m/q/1/7/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.gnllbv.png/1458215371832.jpg The long term effects of cannabis use are largely unknown. Photo: Rohan Thomson The report also noted cannabis was associated with negative outcomes including early school-leaving, increased risk of depression, the potential to lead to other drug use as well as the onset of schizophrenia at a younger age.Professor Hall noted there were six "priority areas" that needed to be addressed for long term cannabis use and said while it was a "fair prediction" that cannabis use would turn out to be less harmful than say alcohol or tobacco, about which a great deal was known, it needed to be understood.http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/content/dam/images/g/n/l/l/j/5/image.related.articleLeadNarrow.300x0.gnllbv.png/1458215371832.jpg University of Queensland Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research professor Wayne Hall. Photo: Anjanette Webb "I think the important thing that comes out of the report is that there is a downside to cannabis use and we have identified some of those harms but what is less certain are the longer term consequences of using the drug daily over a period of decades," he said."Most of what we know about are the effects of acute use, if people combine smoking cannabis with driving a car, we know it increases the risk of traffic accidents. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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