Doctors for Life International represents more than 1500 medical doctors and specialists, three-quarters of whom practice in South Africa. The non-profit company says it is increasingly disappointed in the South African Constitutional Court’s decision to allow cannabis use in a private setting.
“It is therefore with great concern that Doctors For Life would like to issue a special warning to all South Africans, especially our lawmakers, about the immense dangers and harmfulness of dagga. We believe South Africa stands at the threshold of making too-hasty decisions based on popular feeling often driven by selfish advocacy, rather than medical science.”
In August US Surgeon General Jerome Adams made a series of announcements alongside some of America’s top public health officials regarding the dangers of marijuana, particularly for pregnant women and youth.
At a press conference in Washington, officials discussed the first “Surgeon General’s Advisory” on marijuana since 1982.