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Hughes, Brendan and Matias, Joao and Griffiths, Paul (2018) Inconsistencies in the assumptions linking punitive sanctions and use of cannabis and new psychoactive substances in Europe. Addiction , 113 , (12) .

URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/add.14...

The level of drug use in the population is an ongoing topic of concern for policymakers, and regular adjustments to the penalty for this might reflect how much sanctions are viewed politically as appropriate to deter use. It is therefore interesting that not only is it difficult to observe the impact of such adjustments on cannabis prevalence, but also policymakers addressing new challenges do not always penalize use or personal possession......


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