Cannabis users suffer mental health problems twice as often as non-users, a study published Monday by Statistics Netherlands said.
"The percentage of people with a less good mental health is two times higher among cannabis users than non-users," CBS said in a statement.
The study, which was carried out between 2007 to 2009 and involved some 18,500 people, found that "20 percent of male cannabis users complained of mental problems, compared to 10 percent among non-users".
The proportion was the same for women, with 28 percent of users complaining of mental problems, compared to 14 percent among non-users, CBS said.
Smokers complained of mental problems such as anxiety, melancholy, sadness and impatience, but CBS said the physical health of users and non-users barely differed.
The study found that four percent of the 15-65 year-olds who took part had smoked cannabis at least once in the last 30 days.
And that was in The Netherlands, too!
Canadians still hold the traditional view of families as opposed to people who call themselves families:
Technical and language issues stall David Chen court date:
What a joke this all is! A hard-working immigrant is made the criminal by a thief and now no one can replay the video of the incident in question nor is there an approved translator (should I even ask why no one speaks sufficient English?). This isn't a comedy of errors; it's the Canadian justice system!
Anglophones in Quebec need more help (oh really?):
Anglophones have been marginalised by francophone special-interest groups for years. They have driven a wedge into the citizenry of this country, pitting neighbour against neighbour. How does one say: "Back off!" in French?
Should Canada pay for Muslim advisory panels?
My take: No. Damn. Way. I thought Canada was a secular liberal democracy. Why is it that we cater to special-interest groups and not the general will of our own citizens? We've put the impetus on ALL individuals and groups who've come to this country in years past to conform to established values, customs and laws and this should be no different.