Recent research done has found out that the use of cannabis during teenage years exposes one to high risk of developing suicidal thought and depression. This has led to the push to have more regulation and education concerning the use of cannabis. Parents, on the other hand, have also been asked to be serious in finding out what risk their kids are exposing themselves to.
Researchers, however, have warned that they cannot say much about the risks and effect that comes with the regular use and strong cannabis. These findings could somehow be outdated as cannabis out there that teenagers use have thrice the amount of THC than the one used in the study. This THC is an active compound that when taken, gets the users high quickly.
DR. Joseph from Australia Western Sydney revealed that the high THC in the cannabis have a more severe mental impact, this implies that more youth risk their mental health thoughts at a
younger age. Even after decades of community services, it’s still difficult to understand the health benefits of cannabis that saw its reclassification to class B in 2009.
Recent legislation that has been put in place regarding the cannabis-derived medicinal products is just but a step in the right way. Strict controls that are already in place means that families having epileptic children’s will be denied the benefits. For now, the entire generation is behaving like guinea pigs as the drug landscape is changing without anybody recognizing.
The emergence of the dark web brought the consumer choice element, but we see very little quality control measure considering the strength that the product has. For now, there is the continuous spread of synthetic marijuana despite crackdown being carried out.
Last year, Canada hit the headlines when it legalized cannabis. This actually means quality control and age limit will be introduced in the country, but still, teenagers will be able to access the drug. Despite much education put on the health impact of cannabis, teenagers have become ignorant and shown that they are ready to experiment with themselves regardless of health risk and law.
With legal environments changing, more responsive research are now being allowed on drugs that are considered most harmful. This will help in introducing laws that will see such drug like these being banned and declared illegal for human use. perhaps a pragmatic approach will be the best way we go.