The perceived health risks of cannabis use in an Australian household survey

Calabria, Bianca, Swift, Wendy, Slade, Tim, Hall, Wayne and Copeland, Jan (2012) The perceived health risks of cannabis use in an Australian household survey. Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 6: 809-812. doi:10.1111/j.1465-3362.2012.00421.x

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Author Calabria, Bianca
Swift, Wendy
Slade, Tim
Hall, Wayne
Copeland, Jan
Title The perceived health risks of cannabis use in an Australian household survey
Journal name Drug and Alcohol Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-5236
Publication date 2012-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2012.00421.x
Open Access Status
Volume 31
Issue 6
Start page 809
End page 812
Total pages 4
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Introduction and Aims.
Perceived risks of cannabis use have rarely been researched in Australia. This paper reports on the beliefs about the adverse effects of cannabis use on health, social well-being, driving, mental health and changes in cannabis over time. Design and

Survey of 918 Australian adults was conducted as part of a quarterly omnibus self-report survey of an established panel.

Respondents believed that cannabis use can cause health and social problems, can adversely affect a person's ability to drive a car, can be addictive, and can lead to use of other illicit drugs. They were uncertain as to whether cannabis can cause schizophrenia and depression, and whether cannabis had become more potent over time.

Prevention efforts should focus on educating the Australian people about the nature of cannabis-related harms.
Keyword Cannabis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 4 March 2012.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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