Cannabis is less dangerous? Not to me, says Singaporean former drug addict

A Singaporean former drug addict says the recent softening in stance by a UN commission towards marijuana, also known as cannabis, is cause for alarm.

Marijuana plants at a facility in Canada. PHOTO: REUTERS

Many governments and, indeed, public opinion in some countries are trending towards the relaxation of the use and legalisation of cannabis.

Proponents of legalising marijuana are making great effort to be convincing in their narratives on the supposed advantages of the medical and recreational use of the drug. The latest development is the recent decision by the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs to reclassify cannabis as a less dangerous drug.

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