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Cannabis has always been a controversial matter in a progressive democratic country and by putting into account of the fact that cannabis is Briton s considerably favourite drug according to Macrae, F. (2010) (www.7), a thorough neutral research should be considered for the review of the public. Cannabis Sativa which comes from the Indian hemp plant is a weed-like species that grows naturally in many tropical and temperate parts of the world and has long been appreciated for different kinds of purposes including medicinal benefits, religious practice, and also to rebel against authority from 12,000 years ago as referred to by Mehling & Triggle (2003). The aforementioned authors also point out that this might be the main reason why cannabis is at a cornerstone of a controversial debate in all sectors of US and International society . The authors also quoted hemp as a cash crop where President George Washington personally harvested cannabis in his own backyard. Apparently, since way back before the revolution of television, media has been used as a tool for propagation of influence to imply false representation of cannabis. In 1936, a movie which comes in a form of a mock documentary format was broadcasted to the public to send a strong cautionary message to parents about the evils of marijuana in a mock documentary format and was viewed as proof of Marijuana s menace to society . This movie was later released as Reefer Madness. (Mehling & Triggle) (www.15) It can be clearly observed that these approaches not only seem unnecessary to begin with, but furthermore, the effects of these prohibition rather than control idea benefits mostly the capitalist. What are the main aims of these projections and how have these been affecting the community in UK?
The aforementioned author also did mention that there was a controversy among members of the Conservative confessing to have tried the drug after finding out a third of Britain s top bosses had tried cannabis. . (2003) have also provided extra information by expressing that researchers and policymakers have supported the motion where cannabis potency has increased significantly from 1960 s with Lord Bassam (www. The aforementioned author also reported that the Council had considered the view where there is a widespread use of cannabis but was contradicted as the author argued that the public health impact of cannabis is relatively modest. J. In another article by Owen. D. as reported. after backing successful calls to downgrade the drug from B to C in 2002. although chairman of the Drug and Alcohol Foundation and the Addiction Recovery Foundation.7) Another interesting fact . Mehling. (2000) (www.12) According to Campbell (2011).7) too had suggested that that skunk cannabis can be extra damaging. although there were many conflicts and contradictions among each representative: the Pro-cannabis and the Anti-cannabis. Sativex. R . said cannabis was not all that addictive and not all that dangerous .Varying perceptions of Cannabis Media s influence on views of Cannabis The current approach that was taken by the government and supported by the media can be clearly seen through daily news. suggested that the evidence does in general support a causal relationship between cannabis use in adolescence and later development of schizophrenia . the Conservative leader.3) mention of a mother claimed that cannabis had turned him (his son) into a schizophrenic who suffered psychotic tendencies and hallucinations . more dangerous . (2010) (www. which regulators assured to help relieve symptoms and has reported that NHS allow themselves to exacerbate patients pain and suffering by refusing the access to the restricted drug. highlighted by Owen (2007). until an IOS editorial states that there is sufficient proof that skunk cannabis causes mental illness and psychosis and that society has undermined the risk of cannabis. In Campbell s view.is that David Cameron. Government s influence on views of Cannabis The government too played a major role in the reclassification of cannabis from class C to class Meacher (2008) had pointed out that the reclassification of cannabis in the UK was upgraded by the Home Secretary with harsher penalties. (www. & J. He took this big leap of death last year. (2007) (www. the price paid for the drug is not worth the money . doctors are criticising the NHS systems for denying multiple sclerosis patients the right to use a cannabis-based drugs.7) quoting today s marijuana users are experiencing more potent.12). In the BBC article. The Independent claims to be credited with forcing the Government to downgrade the legal classification of cannabis to class C in the recent years. ANON. (www. has taken another look into the classification of cannabis. The council. Triggle. Macrae. F. after disregarding the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs advice against reclassification a year earlier. before the IoS provided evidence that he had consumed cannabis as a teenager. and now wants the drug s initial categorization to be restored. therefore. recommending that there are devastating mental health problems linked to cannabis.
(www. A research as reported by Davenport (2007) failed to proof that schizophrenia and cannabis is related. sacked in 2009 for going against the government decisions to upgrade the classification of cannabis.2) The aforesaid author also stressed the point where there was no immediate increase in the use of marijuana in the Netherlands after it was decriminalised which is said to stop the increasing rate of hard-drug junkies for ten years. A BBC article (www. former government chief adviser. alcohol can be observed to be on the receiving end.5) has stated that British Lung Foundation found three cannabis joints a day causes the same damage as twenty cigarettes and leads to 50% more chances of getting cancer than tobacco. Effects on researchers and Cannabis science Professor David Nutt. This is mentioned in a BBC article. (1998). (2008) too did reported that there was no valid proof of an increase in incidence of schizophrenia following the rise of cannabis use in the 80 s and reduced penalties did not interfere with this downward trend.5) highlighted the fact that many multiple sclerosis patients in parts of the UK are declined from obtaining Sativex stating that some doctors had been clueless on why they were refused. Campbell (2011) (www.4) and leads to a conclusion where alcohol scored top for worst overall followed by tobacco.However. as stressed by the aforesaid author. formed a committee called Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs with aims to probe drug issues without any political interference. . it was disheartening for them when this licensed treatment cannot be prescribed to those who find other drugs did not bring any relief or had experienced terrible side-effects. Meacher. Furthermore. (www. where the author had mentioned that inhaling cannabis will not damage lungs and cannabis is less addictive than tobacco and alcohol (www. doctors insisted that this medication is the only alternative for some patients. The report by Hardwick & King (2008) has also clearly stated that there was no significant increase in the potency of cannabis in the UK.5) This fact is supported by ANON. The aforementioned author pointed out that the comparison of fatal death accidents due to alcohol is higher than the result of cannabis and by comparison of the important health effect. M.3) . is the first cannabis-based medicine to be licensed for use in the UK. (www. the prohibition of cannabis had generate no results and had led to a massive increase in drug use .6) Conflicting general feedbacks Counter Feedbacks to be considered Each of the points mentioned by the government and the media is counter-challenged by some radical scientists and leads to different point of debate. The author Meacher (2008) had also discovered a couple of details which would draw attention to whether this prohibition will benefit or risk the community of the UK. This matter.5) As expressed in (www. (www.
more arrest and convictions make it harder for those involved to obtain a job and housing creating unnecessary problems while a bigger proportion of drug users stays with harddrugs.Break the ice These manipulations or policy shifts. and (www.1) in their respective articles. This would maybe lead to the stunted growth and progression of a develop country. as mentioned by Campbell. and this might reflect a negative image of how much effort is provided for the need. aspires following countries to do the same and thus creating an invisible restriction zone in terms of cannabis application in human s daily life.2) and (www. .4).9) The multiple sclerosis sufferers too have been going through an unbearable pain. (www. (www. spreads unnecessary fear of the unknown. (2011). (2010). The approached by the government on the controversial sacking of Professor David Nutt is demeaning to the research culture and might lead to scientist being uninterested. There was plenty of research which gives hope to HIV and cancer patients. F. nevertheless. Furthermore. and this is covered by Macrae. D. at the same time.
wider feedback which may be an important medicinal evolution. (1550 words) . it can be concluded that a natural approach which can benefit both parties should be taken into account. It should also be pointed out that prohibiting cannabis at this phase of the evolution of cannabis could perhaps be against human rights as the benefits are still unacknowledged. There should not be any political interference as these rising issues can contradict the importance of cannabis as part of aid to mankind.Conclusion From this research. Proper neutral research and discussion of pros and cons of cannabis should be conducted internationally to have better. Proper education on drug abuse was more effective than harsher penalties in terms of the number of people using drugs.
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