Irish Independent: Citizens’ Assembly vote not to legalise cannabis is the correct decision – just ask Portugal
Catherine Conlon writes for the Irish Independent on the recent decision by the Citizens’ Assembly on Drug Use to recommend diverting those found in possession of drugs in Ireland to a health-led system rather than the criminal justice system. The article draws on the research presented by the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland which finds that cannabis use can precipitate new mental illness and exacerbate pre-existing illness.
Read the article in full on the Irish Independent website here (behind a paywall), or read selected quotes below. You can also read the CPsychI publication “Cannabis and Your Mental Health” here.