Intended for healthcare professionals


Smoking bans in public places may reduce use of cannabis in Europe

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 10 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2481

Beware of Marijuana

Marijuana, an addictive hallucinogen, creates the euphoria of wisdom and the
sickness of confusion. The sickness created by marijuana (confusion) increases
the craving for the euphoria created by marijuana (wisdom). The euphoria and
sickness of addiction reinforce each other. Euphoria lures you into and blinds
you to sickness. And sickness increases your craving for euphoria. Ironically,
addictive substances cause and aggravate the very sickness they seem to cure.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 November 2008
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA