Random tests on schoolchildren to assess extent of cannabis use

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to enhance your experience. We kindly ask you to take a few minutes to read and understand them. President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca: “We cannot transmit the message that cannabis is OK.” A survey and random testing of schoolchildren aged 10 to 15 years are among options being studied for evidence-based clarity on illicit cannabis use among youths, according to Parliamentary Secretary Julia Farrugia Portelli. Entrusted with reforming cannabis legislation, Ms Farrugia Portelli said that the intention was to establish what under-15s were dabbling in and address it early. She questioned whether stakeholders would be averse to such a survey being carried out in schools. “We require a proper analysis of what drugs these youngsters are taking to determine what treatment services we should introduce. Random tests on schoolchildren to assess extent of cannabis use

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