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INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Recent years have witnessed increased attention to how cannabis use impacts the use of other psychoactive substances. The present study examines the use of cannabis as a substitute for alcohol, illicit substances and prescription drugs among 473 adults who use cannabis for therapeutic purposes. DESIGN AND METHODS The Cannabis Access(More)
INTRODUCTION Non-English speaking refugees new to the USA face challenges to and barriers in accessing healthcare services resulting in missed medical provider appointments and increased reliance on hospital emergency departments. To confront the issues, a new clinic model for prenatal and pediatric refugee patients was started. Success of the model is(More)
This review considers the potential influences of the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes (CTP) on areas of interest to mental health professionals, with foci on adult psychopathology and assessment. We identified 31 articles relating to the use of CTP and mental health, and 29 review articles on cannabis use and mental health that did not focus on use(More)
BACKGROUND In 2001, Canada established a federal program for cannabis for therapeutic purposes (CTP). Medical cannabis dispensaries (dispensaries) are widely accessed as a source of CTP despite storefront sales of cannabis being illegal. The discrepancy between legal status and social practice has fuelled active debate regarding the role of dispensaries.(More)
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