Thursday, 11 September 2008 4:20 AM

Cannabis and Health Issues

"Marijuana can cause serious health problems for people and the seizure of 1,500 plants means less people will have access to this dangerous drug."

The above statement shows that prohibitionism of the most delinquent sort is alive and well in the Solomon Islands. If recovery and recuperation are health problems, then it is difficult to see that banning cannabis will improve the Solomons' health situation. The isolation of many southern Pacific island nations often results in the latest scientific advances arriving rather late to them. Neighboring Fiji is just starting to ask questions about the conventional wisdom regarding cannabis. One can only hope in sincere friendship that the Solomon Islands' government follows suit quickly.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this letter/article are those of James Bong and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Solomon Times Online.

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