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Cannabis Use and Dependence : Public Health and Public Policy - Wayne Hall

Cannabis Use and Dependence

Public Health and Public Policy

Paperback Published: 15th August 2002
ISBN: 9780521804684
Number Of Pages: 316

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The use of cannabis in the late twentieth and this century is an area of medical and moral controversy. Despite its illegality, cannabis is the most widely used drug after alcohol and tobacco among young adults in the USA, Europe and Australia. This book, first published in 2003, explores the relationship between health policy, public health and the law regarding cannabis use. It assesses the impact of illegality in drug use and relates this to policy analysis in Australia, the UK, the US and other developed societies. It evaluates debates about 'safe use' and 'harm minimisation' approaches, as well as examining the experiences of different prevention, treatment and education policies. Written by two leading drug advisors Cannabis Use and Dependence makes a valuable addition to this important field of research.

Cannabis the drug
Patterns of use
The acute effects of cannabis intoxication
The chronic health effects of cannabis use
The effects of cannabis use on adolescent development
Psychological effects of chronic cannabis use
The benefits of cannabis use
An overall appraisal of the health risks and benefits of cannabis use
The harms caused by cannabis prohibition
Proposals for cannabis law reform
Reducing the harm of cannabis use under prohibition
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ISBN: 9780521804684
ISBN-10: 052180468X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 15th August 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46

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