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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. Wiley-Blackwell. Addiction, 113 (12) 2155-7.

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......


Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Cannabis
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction, Crime prevention
Date:2018
Pages:2155-7
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
Volume:113
Number:12
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Subjects:B Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
MM-MO Crime and law > Criminal penalty
MM-MO Crime and law > Law enforcement and the justice system
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Supply reduction policy
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Harm reduction policy
VA Geographic area > Europe

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