I have to respond to the New Study released today by “The White House”
The report said more teens use marijuana than all other illegal drugs combined…
Keep in mind that federal funds aren’t given if a study has any positive conclusions about the use of Cannabis. The report claims that “marijuana worsens” depression, schizophrenia and various other ‘teen’ problems.
They quote that they are referring to ‘new’ data…(of which I have to see a copy of yet).
And that teens that smoke are ‘thinking’ 3 times more about committing suicide then others? But really.. How can they possibly get a reliable number for that?
What segment of teen population can possibly give that revealing of an answer to a survey given from a federally funded anti-drug medical group?
What about the studies on suicide increasing during recessions, wars and under non-public funding-non-progessive leadership?
The comparison will never be a Federally Funded Survey! Who even trusts the studies given by today’s White House! Even after a study is completed they censure more then they share with the public. (i.e.) The 911 Commission. The Katrina report, almost any environmental report.
How far off from the understanding of today’s people, environment and youth can the White House possibly be? They ignore that the majority of the population is against the current administrations policies, its war, its energy policy, its environmental policy and especially its drug policy. The White House has fallen short on almost every service for its citizens. To top it off dismantling The Bill of Rights and The Constitution of The United States, which is the document they all swear to uphold before taking any office.
Whats makes This White House think that any report will be accepted as anything but slander and intolerant double speak? The White House thinks that they can then try to speak for the ethos of the youth of today….their feelings, the cause of family, society, cultural, political and economic breakdown. Yeah just come out with another study to “blame the weed” really…Isn’t this government sanctioned “reefer madness”
There are endless the non-government funded studies that scientifically prove the benefits of medical marijuana The government doesn’t fund positive statements about medical marijuana. And yet many groups of Scientists and physicians have made and paid for studies proving the well known benefits.
And now really another propaganda campaign against marijuana. The reason the government uses fear against marijuana, maybe because they need a reason to reap all the benefits from laws that are out-dated, intolerant and excessive! Just Say NO to ONDCP, The Office of National Drug Control Policy. Their answer might imply that teen suicide could be cured by putting all the youth into prison as far as the current national policy is concerned.
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Teenagers who use marijuana put themselves at higher risks for serious mental health problems, including worsening depression, schizophrenia, anxiety and suicide, according to a new White House report.
The report said more teens use marijuana than all other illegal drugs combined.
Although the report from the Office of National Drug Control Policy notes that use of the drug among teenagers has dropped by 25 percent in the past seven years, it emphasizes that more teens use marijuana than all other illegal drugs combined.
That use can have serious consequences, according to the report. Teenagers who smoke marijuana to self-medicate can compound their depression, the report said.
Depressed teens are more than twice as likely as others to abuse or become dependent on marijuana, it said. And teenagers who use marijuana more than at least once a month are three times more likely to have sucidal thoughts than teenagers who do not use the drug, it said.
“Marijuana is not the answer. Too many young people are making a bad situation worse by using marijuana in a misguided effort to relieve their symptoms of depression,” said John P. Walters, director of national drug control policy, in a written statement.
The report is titled “Teen Marijuana Use Worsens Depression: An Analysis of Recent Data Shows ‘Self-Medicating’ Could Actually Make Things Worse.