The decriminalization of drugs is a subject that has generated controversy for years in the world. Uruguay would be on the verge of becoming the first country in Latin America that would legalize the use of marijuana, while in the rest of the States of the region the debate continues with voices for and against, as reflected by the journalist Tim Padgett. , author of the article published by Time magazine under the title: “Uruguay’s plan to legalize the sale of marijuana, could the world follow it?”
A report by the United Nations (UN) revealed that approximately 4% of the world’s population, some 162 million people, use marijuana every year, and about 22.5 million consume it daily.
Although in our country its use is increasingly widespread and its consumption tries to impose itself as a “natural” fashion, there is abundant scientific evidence that proves the harmfulness of marijuana.
“There is a lot of concern in the psychiatric environment about the massive use of this drug, and at present cannabis strains have a very high concentration of alkaloids, much higher than the ones they had decades ago,” he explained. Infobae Marcelo Cetkovich, director of the Department of Psychiatry of INECO and head of the Department of Psychiatry of the Neurosciences Institute of the Favaloro Foundation.