As you may recall, Uruguay is the first country in the world to legalize the production and mass distribution of marijuana.
Boz points out, that, while keeping mum on Cuba’s human rights abuses,
It took exactly one day for the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) to announce that Uruguay’s new marijuana regulations are against international law.
But the news on marijuana is not good: Marijuana linked to brain-related memory woes, schizophrenia risk in teens
They found changes in gray matter areas of the brain associated with working memory, which is the ability to process information and transfer it to long-term memory, if needed. Gray matter is rich in neurons (nerve cells) and plays a role in routing signals to areas responsible for numerous functions like memory and movement.
Marijuana likely increases the risk of testicular cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, a type of brain tumor, and the risk of leukemia in the offspring of women who use it during pregnancy.
Keep that in mind if you’re a user.
The rationale for the legalization “experiment” – as President Lugo calls it – is that government intervention will regulate the market.
Like the drug itself, we’ll yet find out what the side effects are.