Recently, the world has seen examples of the legalization of cannabis for recreational purposes. Due to the diversity of experiences in progress, it is urgent to analyze the impacts of this legalization, from a public health perspective. From a public health perspective, it is assumed that the interest of this proposal is to reduce the problematic use of cannabis, to effectively fight against illicit drug trafficking and drug-related crime, as well as health promotion and prevention of addictions and other adverse health impacts.
“Before looking at the evidence, I was personally resistant to the idea of legalisation, especially due to the preconceived ideas related to the potential risk of mental health consequences from consumption,”
“There is no scientific evidence to prove the efficacy and safety of its use,” according to the Pharmacists’ working group when reporting to the parliamentary committee on health.
“Portugal can have an excellent opportunity here for clinical trials since we already have two instances where plantations have been authorized … It is an extremely promising area at an international level,” he said.