Holland has the lowest overdose rate for hard drugs in Europe and is 80% lower than the US simply because cannabis is decriminalized.
Cannabis can help cancer patients and other types of patients with their appetite and pain without destroying their liver and kidneys.
167 million people are estimated to use cannabis regularly in the western world.
What does that tell you?
And to clarify for those who posted after this OP about mental issues relating to cannabis...
Cannabis use does not cause schizophrenia -Schizophrenia News-According to a new report by a British government advisory body, the regular use of cannabis though it can have real and significant mental health effects it is unlikely to cause schizophrenia.
CBC News - Health - Doubt cast on cannabis, schizophrenia linkA British study has cast doubt on the supposed link between cannabis use and schizophrenia, but at least one Australian researcher says the study needs more evidence.
Previous research has suggested cannabis use increases the risk of being diagnosed with either psychosis or schizophrenia.
This latest study, led by Dr. Martin Frisher of Keele University, examined the records of 600,000 patients aged between 16 and 44, but failed to find a similar link.
In schizophrenia, MDs should target pot use: study | ReutersResearchers say the results also suggest that among those likely to develop the disease, those who use marijuana may get the disease earlier in life than those who don't.
The findings don't prove that smoking marijuana causes schizophrenia, and the study only looked at people who already had the disease. But, "smoking marijuana may have hastened whatever process was going to happen anyway," Daniel Foti, a PhD student at Stony Brook University on New York's Long Island and the lead author on the study, told Reuters Health.
Study clears cannabis of schizophrenia rapRegular readers will recall the confused mess that is this government’s cannabis policy. There has been a drop in cannabis consumption since it was downgraded from Class B to C, but nevertheless they want to put it back up to Class B again. Yes, we know all about the argument that what you ingest is entirely your business, it being your body and all that but morals are always trumped by politics.
Marijuana - InfoFacts - NIDAHowever, at this time, it is not clear whether marijuana use causes mental problems, exacerbates them, or is used in attempt to self-medicate symptoms already in existence.