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Harm reduction : evidence , impacts and challenges 236 Cannabis use in Europe

  title={Harm reduction : evidence , impacts and challenges 236 Cannabis use in Europe},
  author={Wayne Hall and B. Fischer},
  • Wayne Hall, B. Fischer
  • Published 2010
  • This chapter reviews the limited evidence on strategies for reducing the harms arising from cannabis use and from criminal penalties to control its use. It summarises evidence on the harms arising from cannabis use, namely, increased risks of: car crashes among users who drive while intoxicated; the development of cannabis dependence among regular users; psychosis and poorer adolescent psychosocial outcomes; and increased risks of respiratory disease from smoking. Strategies for reducing these… CONTINUE READING


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