UK hospitals treat 125,000 cannabis users over the past five years

first_imgDaily Mail 14 July 2020Family First Comment: The number of cannabis-related hospitalisations per year in England has leapt by more than 50 per cent since 2013 – from 19,765 to 31,130. The dramatic rise has coincided with an increasingly liberal approach to policing the Class B drug in many parts of the country. In Durham, police now turn a blind eye to possession – and even small-scale cultivation.The devastating effect of cannabis on Britain’s mental health can be revealed for the first time today.As campaigners call for the drug’s legalisation, shocking figures obtained by The Mail on Sunday show that it has caused more than 125,000 hospital admissions in the last five years.And around 15,000 of those cases involved teenagers – some of whom were rushed to A&E departments suffering serious psychosis.Analysis carried out by NHS officials for this paper has also revealed how children below the age of ten have been admitted to hospital after taking the powerful and addictive substance. Some people hooked on the drug have taken their own lives after suffering hallucinations and many more are now unable to lead normal lives, according to doctors.The number of cannabis-related hospitalisations per year in England has leapt by more than 50 per cent since 2013 – from 19,765 to 31,130.The dramatic rise has coincided with an increasingly liberal approach to policing the Class B drug in many parts of the country. In Durham, police now turn a blind eye to possession – and even small-scale cultivation. Last week, the Royal College of Psychiatrists announced it was setting up a panel to consider backing legalisation of cannabis – arguing that could be a way to control its increasing strength.READ MORE: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6273159/UK-hospitals-treat-125-000-cannabis-users-past-five-years.htmllast_img read more

AquaTrojans Crusie On To Victory Over Spartans

first_imgSDMS won 5 of 6 relays. The AquaTrojans battle the Bengals of Greendale on Monday, September 16.  Come out and support the AquaTrojans!!! Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless. The AquaTrojans remain undefeated as the Spartans from Connersville traveled south on Thursday night.  SDMS girls won 125-57.  SDMS boys won 133-39. Individual winners include: Aubree Popen – 200 Freestyle; Henry Strotman – 200 IM, 100 Freestyle; Ella Maxwell – 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle; Adam Stephenson – 50 Freestyle; Bree Cleary – 1-meter diving; Logan Burbrink – 1-meter diving; Riley Reany – 500 Freestyle; Ayden Ketchem – 100 Backstroke; Riley Shumate – 100 Breaststroke; Kyle Goodwin – 100 Breastroke.last_img read more

Thunderstorms, Gusty Winds and Hail Possible in South Florida Sunday

first_imgThey should begin to dissipate at around sunset.On Monday, the area will have sunny skies with no rain chances. Temperatures will be in in the upper 70s to around 80 degrees as the week begins. Thunderstorms are likely to once again develop across South Florida on Sunday afternoon, with a higher hail threat than normal, forecasters say.Showers and a few thunderstorms with gusty winds will become widespread as the day progresses. As the storms move into an area of moisture and storm fuel, the threat of hail may increase.The storms are likely to appear and become strong to severe between the around noon and 4 p.m.One more day of scattered showers and a few, possibly strong thunderstorms this afternoon. Main hazards will be brief gusty winds, lightning, small hail and localized flooding. A second front moves across the state today and brings drier conditions starting tonight. pic.twitter.com/xONqP3Na8g— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) April 26, 2020last_img read more