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Edited by lonepaul2441: 6/26/2014 3:17:05 PM
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Rise in US cannabis use treatments (Source now in)

[quote]Cannabis use in the United States has increased, with more people visiting hospital emergency departments over its use, a UN report says. The potency of the drug in the US appeared to have increased, making it more harmful, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime's World Drugs Report added. It said it was too early to tell if the legalisation of cannabis in two US states had had an impact on drug use. Global illegal opium poppy farming rose 26% between 2012 and 2013, it added. "In the United States, the lower perceived risk of cannabis use has led to an increase in its use," the report said, although global use of cannabis appeared to have fallen. There was a 56% increase in US cannabis-related emergency department visits between 2006 and 2010, and a 14% increase in admission to treatment centres for drug abuse over the same period, the report said, citing US government data. The percentage of people in the US aged 12 or older who admitted to using marijuana in the past year had increased from 10% in 2008 to 12% in 2012, the report added.[/quote]
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  • You should want weed to be legal Paul. What else will you use to persuade little kids?
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  • I guess you're going to need to step up your game and get some harder drugs for those kiddies you invite into your van, eh, Paul?
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    • *pedophile joke*
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      • Isn't this good news in regards to your nocturnal activities Paul?
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      • It never actually says how many cannabis related emergency visits there are.
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      • Edited by Brad Pitt: 6/26/2014 2:12:58 PM
        But Paul, if they keep cannabis illegal, what will you use to get kids high and persuade them to come back to your place? pls respond
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      • source added
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      • Edited by Surt Gods End: 6/26/2014 2:21:49 PM
        I've never smoked the stuff, nor cared for it. But if it meant that them "digesting" it will save a loved one of mine, then I'm lucky my clan leader and bro is Jamaican. (Yeah you can find it any where here in NYC. But you 100% what you paying for is what your getting?")
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      • Edited by An average gamer: 6/26/2014 2:22:38 PM
        LOLOLZ UR A PEDO[/ultra coolness] That said, I wish they would define what "related" is referring to. Are they toking up and driving? Eating pot brownies? Is this pot from laced dealer stuff? And how is it too early to tell if the two states where this is legal is affecting it? If the rise in ER cases is coming from Colorado or Washington, it's a pretty safe bet. Also, is increasing use resulting in more death, or just ER cases? We're talking about a much higher percentage of people in two states having access to cannabis now. It only makes sense that the volume of hospital trips would increase since more people are using it. I'd say what that quote says doesn't give enough reason to re-criminalize cannabis. Edit: also, source pls Second edit: my phone butchered the Hell out of what I was trying to say... Jesus...
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        • The article is somewhat biased. It fails to mention that the United States considers any emergency room visit where THC was found in the person's system to be a cannabis related ER visit even if cannabis was unrelated to the visit. For instance, let's say lonepaul2441 takes a bong hit. 5 minutes later, I stab him in the arm and he has to go to the ER. That is considered a cannabis related ER visit.
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