International aspects of cannabis use and misuse: the Australian perspective

Allsop, D. J. and Hall, W. D. (2017). International aspects of cannabis use and misuse: the Australian perspective. In Victor R. Preedy (Ed.), Handbook of cannabis and related pathologies: biology, pharmacology, diagnosis, and treatment (pp. 101-109) London, United Kingdom: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-800756-3.00012-0


Author Allsop, D. J.
Hall, W. D.
Title of chapter International aspects of cannabis use and misuse: the Australian perspective
Title of book Handbook of cannabis and related pathologies: biology, pharmacology, diagnosis, and treatment
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Academic Press
Publication Year 2017
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-800756-3.00012-0
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Year available 2017
ISBN 9780128008270
9780128007563
Editor Victor R. Preedy
Volume number 1
Chapter number 134
Start page 101
End page 109
Total pages 9
Total chapters 11
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter presents an overview of cannabis use and policy evolution in Australia. It describes cultural aspects of cannabis use in a historical context, beginning with the arrival of US servicemen in Sydney during the Vietnam War, and dissemination into the community. The chapter synthesizes some of the latest research on cannabis in Australia, describing what is currently known about its availability, price, and potency, and the relationship between cannabis and other substances of abuse in the Australian context. A chronological history of the development of Australia’s policy landscape is presented in the constituent states and territories of Australia. The effects of cannabis misuse on Australian communities is briefly discussed, including what is known about treatment seeking for cannabis dependence, the effects of cannabis on educational achievement, and its impact on psychotic symptoms. We end with an overview of Australia’s public information activities about cannabis, including school based educational programs.
Keyword Cannabis
Australia
Culture
Epidemiology
Cannabis law
Policy
Medicinal cannabis
Cannabis harms
Cannabis education
Cannabis availability
Cannabis price
Cannabis purity
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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