CannabisA great article today from Rob Johnston on cannabis:

“The argument about cannabis and schizophrenia reflects the modern view of children. In the memories of the 1968 generation, the ‘mild and gentle weed’ they smoked and made them mellow has been replaced by ‘skunk’ which turns today’s children into aggressive and anti-social monsters. So these anti-social, destructive, feral youth can be pathologised and medicalised out of the way.

All these myths play into the hands of the government, ever-wary of upsetting its cosy relationship with the most reactionary elements in the press.”

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