The link between cannabis use and youth violence is increasingly being noted in the USA.
Recent crimes of massacres and shootings are noticing that the young perpetrators have been long time cannabis users.
As well, with modern cannabis having stronger toxins and earlier cannabis use affecting the immature brain there are calls for this link to be studied.
Source: www.thoughtful-living.org 30 April 2013)
The medical evidence linking cannabis use with psychosis is well known.
Australian scientific resources link cannabis use with anxiety, agitation, aggression and paranoia.
As well, evidence of schizophrenia caused by cannabis use and damage to the human brain could be linked to violence.
Australian cannabis with its higher levels of toxins is leading to greater addiction.
Medical, hospital and ambulance personnel are now calling for more protection for them from violent drug addicted patients.
Rather than employing more security in Australia public hospitals to protect personnel, violent drug addicted patients should be diverted into drug rehabilitation to get them free of their drug use.
Worldâ€™s best practice uses the courts to divert cannabis users into drug rehabilitation before any cannabis addiction, mental health and physical violence becomes endemic.