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Public perceptions of the health and psychological consequences of cannabis use

Wayne Hall

Public perceptions of the health and psychological consequences of cannabis use

by Wayne Hall

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Published by Australian Government Publishing Service in Canberra .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Prepared for the National Task Force on Cannabis.

StatementWayne Hall and Joan Nelson.
SeriesNational Drug Strategy, Monograph series / National Drug Strategy -- no.29
ContributionsNelson, Joan., National TaskForce on Cannabis.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15099990M
ISBN 100644428309
OCLC/WorldCa38381842

World Health Organization (WHO). The health and social effects of nonmedical cannabis use. World Health Organization (WHO). The health and social effects of nonmedical cannabis use. Return to first footnote 2 referrer. Footnote 3. Martinasek MP, McGrogan JB, Maysonet A. A systematic review of the respiratory effects of inhalational marijuana. Currently 33 states allow it for medical use and 11 for recreational. Yet scientists and researchers say a paradox about it endures: There has been broad public experience with pot, but the medical community still doesn’t know enough about the health effects — and what it .

• The teen brain is more vulnerable to the negative effects of marijuana use. • THC affects the (cannabinoid receptors) parts of the brain that influence pleasure, memory, thinking, sensory, time perception, coordinated movement and concentration. A “high” is produced when these parts of the brain are overstimulated. Problems related to cannabis’ use still continue to be a severe cause of psychological and physical effects on health in a range of many developed and developing countries (Ashton, ). However, there is a shared debate on whether cannabis possesses therapeutic ingredients and can be used in a clinical beneficial manner or whether is.

  This report aimed to (1) briefly describe the regulatory regimes so far implemented; (2) outline their plausible effects on cannabis use and cannabis‐related harm; and (3) suggest what research is needed to evaluate the public health impact of these policy changes. The use of marijuana in the teenage population puts them at risk of developing addictive behaviors into adulthood as well as the development of other long-term effects. However, research has pointed out that of all the illicit drugs, marijuana is the most used by teenagers and is .


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Public perceptions of the health and psychological consequences of cannabis use by Wayne Hall Download PDF EPUB FB2

The two authors of Cannabis Use and Dependence have extensive experience in the area of drug consumption and policy. Wayne Hall is the director of the Office of Public Policy and Ethics at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, Australia, and Rosalie Liccardo Pacula is an economist with the RAND Corporation and a research fellow with the United States Cited by: 1.

The University of Queensland's institutional repository, UQ eSpace, aims to create global visibility and accessibility of UQ’s scholarly by: 5. Public perceptions of the health and psychological consequences of cannabis use. By W. Hall and J. Nelson. Cite.

Topics: 11 Medical and Health Sciences, Public Health and Health Services. Publisher: National Task Force on Cannabis: AGPS. Year: DOI identifier: /e OAI identifier: oai:y Author: W. Hall and J. Nelson. PDF | On Jan 1,W. Hall and others published Cannabis Use and Dependence: Public Health and Public Policy | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate.

Public perceptions of the health and psychological consequences of cannabis use / Wayne Hall and Joan Ne The health and psychological consequences of cannabis use / Wayne Hall, Nadia Solowij and Jim Lemon; Cannabis use and mental health among Australian adults: findings from the National Survey of Mental Hea.

of nonmedical use of cannabis. In the World Health Organization (WHO) convened a meeting of experts on cannabis that led to the development of a report on the health consequences of cannabis use (WHO, ).

Since then there has been significant research on the effects of cannabis use on health. as legal consequences speak directly to the apparent harmful effects of marijuana use. Due to the numerous views that society has adopted, perceptions are relative to individual life experiences.

One key factor that can assist with establishing sound perception and judgment about the harmful effects of marijuana use is education. passed measures permitting use of medical marijuana.5 Mental health conditions figure prominently among the reasons given for medical marijuana use6, yet there is a dearth of rigorous, experimentally controlled studies examining the effects of marijuana on mental health conditions.7 This research brief will summarize what is known.

The physical effects of marijuana use, particularly on developing adolescents, can be acute. Marijuana blocks the messages going to your brain and alters your perceptions and emotions, vision, hearing, and coordination.

A recent study of 1, trauma patients admitted to a shock trauma unit found that one-third had marijuana in their blood. More Evidence Links Marijuana Use And Psychosis: Shots - Health News As more places in the U.S.

and Europe legalize marijuana, weed consumption is growing ever more popular. But researchers are. The psychological effects of cannabis. Cannabis can give moments of bliss or sometimes trigger anxiety and paranoia. The reactions are very subjective, but most of the psychological effects that are induced by cannabinoids seem to be related to the mental state that accompanies us at the time of intake.

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Abstract. Background: Cannabis policy is rapidly evolving in the United States as more states legalize medical and non-medical opinion has shifted dramatically in favor of marijuana legalization. Objectives: This study examines the reasons that people support, oppose, or are unsure about marijuana legalization, focusing on the participants’ own words.

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Currently, there are a limited number of studies that shed light on health care provider attitudes towards cannabis in states where it is legal for medicinal use. In a recent study, Konrad and Reid () surveyed the attitudes of Colorado-based primary care physicians and found that 31 percent reported having recommended cannabis to clients.

Long-term health effects of cannabis use. Long-term health effects are those that arise from regular cannabis use – especially daily use – over periods of months, years or decades. The time interval between the initiation of regular cannabis use and the development of long-term health effects may vary from several years to decades.

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States, with million users in the past year, 1 and marijuana use may have a wide range of health effects on the body and brain.

Click on the sections below to learn more about how marijuana use can affect your health. However, compared with the literature on non-medical cannabis use, the scientific literature on therapeutic use of cannabis is underdeveloped, as noted in a recent systematic review of medical cannabis and mental health.

1 Although herbal cannabis has a long history of medicinal use, its federal prohibition under the Controlled Substances Act. "This is an updated version of a review of the health and psychological effects of cannabis use that was commissioned in May by the Australian National Task Force on Cannabis (Hall, Solowij and Lemon, ) "--Page vii.

"National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre University of New South Wales." Description: xxviii, pages ; 25 cm.

The degree to which these negative public health consequences will occur depends on multiple as-yet unknown factors, including how well regulatory schemes prevent young people from illegally accessing marijuana (Saloner et al.,Pacula et al.,Ammerman et al., ) and the degree to which marijuana use substitutes versus complements.

Ginsberg,I. J., & Greenley, J. R. (). Competing theories of marijuana use: A longitudinal study. Journal of Health and Social Behavior 19 (1), In this article, authors make an attempt to create a broad analysis of marijuana use causes and consequences.

The methodological challenges and the regulatory, financial, and access barriers described above markedly affect the ability to conduct comprehensive basic, clinical, and public health research on the health effects of cannabis use, with further consequences for the many potential beneficiaries of such research.

Negative Effects of Marijuana and Psychological Risks. Despite the long standing prevalence of marijuana use, there is a lack of data when it comes to the long term psychological effects of marijuana. Research has shown that heavy and frequent use of marijuana can lead to lower IQ and cognitive function.