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Legalisation of cannabis: experts concerned

The discussion about the legalisation of cannabis from the age of 18 raises concerns among experts. Psychopharmacologist Prof Dr Rainer Spanagel in particular is concerned about the possible effects on young people. He warns of the risks of highly concentrated THC products and emphasises that the brains of 18-year-olds are not yet fully developed. Spanagel argues in favour of a higher age limit and criticises politicians for ignoring scientific findings. He fears that legalisation could send a fatal signal to young people and that young people could continue to resort to the black market.

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