Pharmacology and effects of cannabis: A brief review

@article{Ashton2001PharmacologyAE,
  title={Pharmacology and effects of cannabis: A brief review},
  author={C. Heather Ashton},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={178},
  pages={101 - 106}
}
  • C. Ashton
  • Published 1 February 2001
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Psychiatry
Background Increasing prevalence of recreational cannabis use among the young population has stimulated debate on the possible effects of acute and long-term use. Aims To highlight recent knowledge of mechanisms of action, effects on psychomotor and cognitive performance, and health risks associated with cannabis consumption. Method A brief review of recent literature on the prevalence of recreational cannabis use, the potency of modern cannabis preparations and the pharmacological actions of… 
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