Global Affairs

New Perspective – Legalising cannabis

By September 4, 2019 No Comments

Perspectives on Mogul News are a curated selection of stories from the world’s leading publishers. They give you more than one side of the story on important issues that face us, and society as a whole.

In this week’s Perspective, we look at what the implications are for legalising cannabis. Here’s a quick note from our editor describing what’s covered in ‘Legalising Cannabis’.

Time to spark up. Laws prohibiting the recreational use of cannabis are tumbling. Starting in individual states in the US, the global push to legalise the drug has made it legal to use in Canada, Uruguay and South Africa.

More are sure to follow. It opens a new market for traditional players, like brewing companies and tobacco firms. It provides jobs and new economic opportunities. Its medical benefits are not insignificant. But is the push to legalise cannabis all good?

As cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis, makes its way into soft drinks, confectionery and many other products, the world is waking up to potential benefits of cannabis.

There are some concerns, however, how the mental health impacts of using the drug. In ‘Legalising cannabis’ take a look at both perspectives, the good and the bad, and make up your own mind.

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Have a great week!

Fergus