Cannabis should not be legalized in Finland

Cannabis should not be legalized in Finland
Nowadays the legalization of the cannabis is among the most controversial addiction issues in Finland. Several groups are noisy about to make using marijuana legally. Cannabis is the most common substance cause new psychosis in the young people. In the thirty years, follow-up study in New Zealand showed that cannabis lowered general intelligence in those who used cannabis heavily. The statistics of the car accident has shown that cannabis is the reason of the increasing number of fatal crashes. Thus, cannabis should not be legalized in Finland.
Cannabis is the main reason for new psychosis. Psychosis is a psychiatric disorder in which a human being loses his sense of reality. In psychosis, people do not have an ability to different what is real and what is not. About one percent of Finnish people suffer schizophrenia which is a disorder of persistent reality testing failure. It calculated that in a year fifteen new case of schizophrenia emerging in a population of 100 000 inhabitants. The characteristic peak of a new case of schizophrenia is in late adolescence. The incidence of schizophrenia has not increased yet, but cannabis is the most common reason for new cases of psychosis in Finland. Cannabis activates genes which are behind the phenomenon of reality testing failure in psychosis and schizophrenia. Therefore, cannabis should not legalize in Finland.
Secondly, the information about the development of the brain has indicated that cannabis disturbs the maturing brain. The brain matures at the end of the third decade. At the age of 29, the brain finishes the maturation process, but the renewing process of the brain happens even after that age. Most users of cannabis are below thirty years old. About at the age of fifteen, the brain undergo a vast developmental phase when for example the pruning of the dendrites of the neurons takes place. The pruning process makes the brain work quicker and more efficient. Many people begin to use cannabis when this pruning process happens, and there is substantial evidence that cannabis disturbs this brain maturing process. In some areas of the brain, for example, the pleasure pathway, cannabis causes the permanent changes in the brain. The default of the brain permanently changed if cannabis is used heavily in those teen years of life. Thus, legalization of the cannabis is not a wise decision.
Thirdly, the studies of car accidents in Finland showed that cannabis is a reason for increasing number of crashes. Cannabis disturbs the evaluation of the speed and distance of the oncoming vehicles which are among the most critical skills in fluent traffic. Even one joint disrupts this ability long after the intoxication has disappeared. According to the studies, this decompensation of the core driving ability impaired twenty-four hours. In my neighborhood, about in every fifteen minutes, there are people driving under the influence in the nearest motorway. The imminent danger of cannabis users to those other individuals in traffic fades out the arguments about personal rights and recreational use of cannabis. The safety of the traffic predominates over the claims of individual right and recreational use of cannabis.
Finally, the arguments that the punishments of using cannabis result in personal troubles and even marginalize in our society are without fundaments. The police do not usually criminalize those using cannabis. Cannabis is the most common reason for new cases of psychosis. The developing brain is precariously affected in those teens years by beginning to use. The mentioned study in New Zealand demonstrated that IQ had fallen those who had used cannabis for decades. The increasing traffic does need any extra disturbing thing for the core driving skills, which would be an apparent consequence if the legalization of cannabis would be a reality in Finland. Cannabis should not be legalized in Finland.