CANADA: Marijuana is a class B drug in the United Kingdom and will still get a person arrested for possession of the drug.
Notwithstanding, Channel 4 will air a show entitled “Drug Live: Marijuana” which will have willing volunteers smoke either a placebo, cannabis resin (mild), or skunk marijuana (strong marijuana) in a controlled laboratory. Leading experts Professor Val Curran and Professor David Nutt will carry out the trial.
During the drug trial, the volunteer patients will have their brain patterns monitored so that viewers can see firsthand the effects the drugs have on their brains. It is estimated that in 2012, as many as two million people smoked marijuana at least once during the year.
Given the UK’s population of 63 million, that would mean roughly one in every 32 persons tried the drug that year.
Professor Curran said: “This is a hugely exciting and important research project which will show how skunk and resin produce different effects on the human brain, mind and behaviour.