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Morgan, Mark, ed. Collins, Claire and Connolly, Johnny and Crowley, Dominique and Morgan, Mark (2004) An overview of scientific and other information on cannabis. Dublin: Stationery Office.

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Cannabis is the most frequently used illegal substance in Ireland and elsewhere. The recently published findings of a survey of 8,442 people aged between 15 and 64 in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland showed that close to one-fifth of the population in the island as a whole had tried cannabis at some time in their lives (NACD & DAIRU, 2003).

This study is concerned with the consequences of cannabis use for the individual and society. It is concerned with the physical, the psychological, the educational and the mental health consequences, as well as the implications for public health, for society and for law enforcement. The study draws on relevant research from Ireland and abroad with a view to presenting a balanced account of how this illegal, but widely used substance affects a range of outcomes. This document draws on literature published up to early 2003. The intended readership of this report includes not only policy makers but also professionals in the public health area and journalists, as well as the general reader.


Item Type
Report
Date
2004
Call No
REF, NACD
Pages
132 p.
Publisher
Stationery Office
Corporate Creators
National Advisory Committee on Drugs
Place of Publication
Dublin
ISBN
0-7557-1968-9
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 2600 (Available), HRB 2601 (Available)
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