Marijuana not a soft drug: UN

MARK COLVIN: The United Nations has waded into the long-running debate over whether marijuana is a soft drug.

It’s not, says the UN, in fact, cannabis use has turned into a major pandemic, which is causing as much harm as cocaine and heroin.

The UN report also takes a swipe at countries that have liberalised their drug policies.

Doctors agree that marijuana is a problem but drug researchers in Australia say the report misses the point.