Submission of FFDLR to the Queensland Parliament report on Cannabis research paper

Submission of Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform to the Social Development  Committee of the Queensland Parliament charged with investigating and reporting on Cannabis: suicide, schizophrenia and other ill-effects research paper published by Drug Free Australia

… Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform expresses its regret that the Committee is using Drug Free Australia’s paper as the basis for its inquiry. This is for two reasons. In the first place, the paper does not reflect a comprehensive and accurate statement of the outcome of research on cannabis and, in the second place, the paper does not consider the substantial evidence that exists that the coercive measures recommended in the Drug Free Australia paper to combat use of cannabis will in fact bring about serious ill-effects that will magnify those of cannabis itself while at the same time do little if anything to reduce cannabis use.