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Grotenhermen F. 
“How to prevent cannabis-induced psychological politicians”. 
Lancet. 2004 May 15;363(9421):1568-9.
Cannabis can cause anxiety, agitation, and anger among politicians. The consequences of this cannabis-induced psychological distress syndrome (CIPDS) include overreaction with respect to legislation and politics and a lack of distinction between use and misuse of cannabis. In times of a war against drugs, this distinction might even be regarded as unpatriotic,1 as irresoluteness in the face of the enemy. One trend associated with CIPDS involves taking away the driving licence of people who drive and are discovered to have inactive tetrahydrocannabinol metabolites in their urine.2 In a more severe state of paranoia even medicinal use can be perceived as a threat to society, since it might “destabilize the societal norm that drug use is dangerous”,3 ignoring the fact that many prescription and over-the-counter drugs are potentially harmful. Exaggerated laws on cannabis made by anxious individuals could be regarded as a modern version of the generational conflict.
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