AS IT HAPPENED: 'Dagga couple' case - unheard of for anyone to die from dagga, says expert

2017-08-04 10:00

'Dagga couple' Julian Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke are making a court bid to change South African law so that dagga can be legalised.

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David Nutt has published the book Drugs - Without the Hot Air: Minimising the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs (2012)

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On social media, some are fans: "I'm all in favour of legalising marijuana, but I am? not for the banning of alcohol. Prohibition does not work. Also, I love beer." - YouTube commenter

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Alcohol scores more highly than cannabis on every measure of harm

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Virtually unheard of for anyone to die from smoking or consuming cannabis, says Nutt

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Two drugs that most concern the case are alcohol and cannabis, says Nutt

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Alcohol came out on top in terms of damage to society

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Alcohol presents a burden of £30bn in the UK

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Weighting harms to society is relevant because societies are very different

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Nutt explains weighting of harm to others in society

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Back in session with Nutt

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Court adjourns

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Nutt says he believes that cannabis cannot cause schizophrenia, based on the data studied

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Cannabis not associated with any deaths in the UK, alcohol associated with 8 000 deaths over the same period

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20 fold increase in the number of cannabis users in the UK over 30 years

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Ethanol (alcohol) increases the risk of a road traffic accident eight times

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Driving under the influence of cannabis is likely to double the likelihood of you having a road traffic accident

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Nutt: "There is no safe dose for alcohol"

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Cannabis is one quarter as harmful as tobacco in the long term

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Half of all people who smoke cigarettes will die

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Heroin users have a life expectancy of 20 years less than the rest of the population

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"Drug related mortality" is the extent that life is shortened through the use of the drug

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