Lebanese Psychiatrist Considers The Cannabis Question

Walid Jumblatt’s call for the legalization of cannabis cultivation fits into a global trend, from the USA to Uruguay

As a psychiatrist, I spend a disproportionate amount of time talking about cannabis. Across a clinic desk or a dinner table, few things generate more interest these days than the pros and cons of legalizing cannabis in Lebanon. This proposition is not the fantasy of libertarian intellectuals newly arrived from Amsterdam, but an idea that periodically gets media attention with every economical downturn that hits the country. Earlier this year MP Walid Jumblatt, followed closely by colleagues from his political bloc, threw his hat in the ring and called for the legalization of its cultivation, pushing forward the economic argument but also the ‘harmless’ nature of cannabis use.

There is a well-established link between substance abuse and mental disorders. Addiction is itself a recognized mental disorder with serious consequences on individuals...

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