NewsHub 18 January 2019
Family First Comment: “What we need to do is adopt a strategy that’s going to discourage use amongst younger people.”
A study in Christchurch has found that cannabis is harmful to children who smoke it, and people with underlying mental health conditions.
Associate Professor Joe Boden says people who use cannabis – particularly younger people and heavier users – are less likely to obtain educational qualifications and are more likely to be unemployed for longer periods and experience dependence on a welfare benefit.
Prof Boden says there are also issues with people lighting up who have other underlying mental health conditions.
But the real concern is children.
“What we need to do is adopt a strategy that’s going to discourage use amongst younger people.”
READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/01/research-shows-smoking-cannabis-can-be-harmful-to-children-people-with-underlying-health-conditions.html