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Group Of Medics Say Cannabis Bigger Issue Than Alcohol For Under 25s

Ciara Noble
Ciara Noble

12:55 12 Apr 2023

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A group of medical professionals say the health impact of cannabis use is being ignored by the HSE and the government.

The 21 doctors say they're unhappy with efforts to counteract "relentless pro-cannabis messaging" in both traditional and social media.

In a letter - published in The Irish Times - they say the use of the drug is "a bigger issue" than alcohol, for under 25s.

The group - which includes the head of Trinity College's school of medicine and two former Irish Medical Organisation Presidents - say they've "grown tired of seeing young lives being derailed" by cannabis use.

The letter comes ahead of the Citizen's Assembly on Drugs Use, which will hold its first meeting next weekend.

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