Negative Outcomes of Cannabis Legalisation
Cannabis cures cancer, is a ‘harmless plant’ and is good for you? Here are some studies on the impact of cannabis legalisation from some parts of the world.
MYTH 1: LEGALISATION WILL KEEP YOUTHS AWAY FROM DRUGS
FALSE. According to the latest findings from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health in United States, the proportion of the population that used cannabis in 2018 was the highest since 2002. Cannabis use has been proven harmful, especially to children. Legalising it only makes things worse.
MYTH 2: CANNABIS IS HARMLESS FUN
The U.S. Surgeon General recently issued a national warning against cannabis use by adolescents and pregnant women. You can read the full statement here:
MYTH 3: LEGALISATION WILL BOOST THE ECONOMY
While pro-cannabis supporters have argued that legalisation will bring about economic benefits, the reality has shown otherwise.