Early Onset Cannabis Use and Progression to other Drug Use in a Sample of Dutch Twins

  title={Early Onset Cannabis Use and Progression to other Drug Use in a Sample of Dutch Twins},
  author={M. Lynskey and J. Vink and D. Boomsma},
  journal={Behavior Genetics},
  • M. Lynskey, J. Vink, D. Boomsma
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Behavior Genetics
  • One possible explanation of the commonly reported associations between early onset cannabis use and elevated risks of other illicit drug use is that early onset cannabis use increases access and availability to other drugs. It was this argument that in part motivated policy changes in the Netherlands that led to the de facto legalization of cannabis there. This study examines, using a co-twin control design, whether previously observed associations between early onset cannabis use and elevated… CONTINUE READING
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