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Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. (2008) Cannabis: classification and public health. ,Home Office. 56 p.

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Three products of the plant Cannabis sativa (also known as hemp) are commonly available in the UK:
• cannabis resin (hash);
• traditional herbal cannabis (marijuana); and
• sinsemilla (including skunk1).

This report is based on a review of the literature, with particular attention to material published since 2005. The Council also had the opportunity to consider oral and written evidence (Annexes C and D respectively) submitted by organisations and individuals with a special interest in cannabis.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Cannabis
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction, AOD disorder
Source:Home Office UK
Date:2008
Pages:56 p.
Publisher:Home Office
Corporate Creators:Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
Place of Publication:London
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care administration > Health care quality control
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
G Health and disease > Public health
B AOD Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
A AOD use, abuse, and dependence > AOD effects and consequences
G Health and disease > AOD related disorder > AOD related mental disorder
L Social psychology and related concepts > Legal availability or accessibility
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