The poll claims legalisation would also increase the frequency of use. Of those aged 18-24 who said they had smoked cannabis before, over a third admitted they would smoke it more frequently if it was legalised.Andy Cook, Chief Executive of the CSJ, said: “Advocates of cannabis legalisation or decriminalisation should think through the implications of their views. They would open the floodgates to hundreds of thousands of new users, many of whom will be young and vulnerable, and so more prone to damaging physical and mental damage. The Telegraph 7 December 2018Family First Comment: “Legalisation would also increase the frequency of use. Of those aged 18-24 who said they had smoked cannabis before, over a third admitted they would smoke it more frequently if it was legalised.”#LogicLegalising cannabis could lead to an extra one million using the drug with 100,000 becoming addicted, according to a new study which warns of the dangers of “sucking young people into the mayhem”.A report by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) linked cannabis use to mental health problems and found “a very real prospect” of more young people taking up the drug if it becomes legal.New YouGov polling, cited in the report, revealed that nearly a quarter of 18-24 year olds who had never used cannabis before would “definitely or probably try it” if the law changed – equating to more than one million new cannabis users under the age of 25 alone.According to WHO and NHS estimates, at least 10 per cent of this number would become addicted – 100,000 people, with the rate of addiction thought to be 10 per cent in adults but as high as 1 in 6 users under 25. “Managing a cannabis free-for-all would also prove a nightmare in which the drug would become even more widely available and young children would be sucked into the mayhem.“We should not be disheartened in the effort to curb illegal drug abuse. For all our difficulties, we should remember that only about seven per cent of people aged 16-59 have smoked cannabis in the last year.”Describing how the law acts as a deterrent, the report states: “The existing law does mitigate the risk that cannabis poses. Although there has been a slight uplift in recent years, cannabis consumption has been falling for nearly 20 years in the UK. A great many people do take the law seriously and, to many, the law continues to deter them from using a harmful substance”.READ MORE: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/07/legalising-cannabis-could-result-extra-one-million-young-people/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
Integrated downstream oil and gas company, Rainoil Limited, has pledged a $90,000 sponsorship to Sylvester Emmanuel, as part of its CSR efforts and in a bid to further support the sport in Nigeria.The deal which is in tripartite of$30,000 is renewable for three consecutive years under the management of Political Adviser, Embassy of Switzerland in Abuja to Nigeria, Chad and Niger, Pasacal Holliger.The sponsorship will ensure Sylvester move to a Tennis Academy in Barcelona, Spain where he would be integrated in extensive coaching for his development in the sport and compete in different tournaments.In his remarks, Pascal appreciated the contribution of the company to the growth of Sylvester, noting that the sponsorship provided an opportunity for the prodigy’s full potential to blossom, and will make a difference in his life and dream of becoming one of the top 200 players in tennis ranking within the next three years.In a statement by Group Managing Director, Rainoil Limited, Gabriel Ogbechie “I have watched him play and I am amazed at his talent at such a young age. It is our desire that Sylvester gets the right opportunity to achieve his potential. I have always dreamt of seeing a Nigerian compete at the highest levels on the international stage and Sylvester has a proven track record of dedication and the skill it takes to succeed, hence our resolve to use our resources to support him”.The tennis sensation won the Ikoyi Club Tennis Master tournament sponsored by the company in 2014.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram