The Health and Social Effects of Nonmedical Cannabis Use

Cannabis is globally the most commonly used psychoactive substance under international control. In 2013, an estimated 181.8 million people aged 15-64 years used cannabis for nonmedical purposes globally (UNODC, 2015). There is an increasing demand for treatment for cannabis-use disorders and associated health conditions in high- and middle-income countries. This report focuses on nonmedical use of cannabis, building on contributions from a broad range of experts and researchers from different parts of the world. It aims to present current knowledge on the impact of nonmedical cannabis use on health, from its impact on brain development to its role in respiratory diseases. The potential medical utility of cannabis -- including the pharmacology, toxicology and possible therapeutic applications of the cannabis plant -- is outside the scope of this report.

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  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Pages : 95 pages
  • ISBN : 9241510242
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The Health and Social Effects of Nonmedical Cannabis Use

The Health and Social Effects of Nonmedical Cannabis Use
  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release : 15 February 2016
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Cannabis is globally the most commonly used psychoactive substance under international control. In 2013, an estimated 181.8 million people aged 15-64 years used cannabis for nonmedical purposes globally (UNODC, 2015). There is an increasing demand for treatment for cannabis-use disorders and associated health conditions in high- and middle-income countries. This report focuses on nonmedical use of cannabis, building on contributions from a broad range of experts and researchers from different parts of the world. It aims to present current knowledge on the impact

Marijuana As Medicine?

Marijuana As Medicine?
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Janet Joy,Alison Mack
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 30 December 2000
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Some people suffer from chronic, debilitating disorders for which no conventional treatment brings relief. Can marijuana ease their symptoms? Would it be breaking the law to turn to marijuana as a medication? There are few sources of objective, scientifically sound advice for people in this situation. Most books about marijuana and medicine attempt to promote the views of advocates or opponents. To fill the gap between these extremes, authors Alison Mack and Janet Joy have extracted critical findings from a

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on the Health Effects of Marijuana: An Evidence Review and Research Agenda
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 31 March 2017
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Significant changes have taken place in the policy landscape surrounding cannabis legalization, production, and use. During the past 20 years, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis and/or cannabidiol (a component of cannabis) for medical conditions or retail sales at the state level and 4 states have legalized both the medical and recreational use of cannabis. These landmark changes in policy have impacted cannabis use patterns and perceived levels of risk. However, despite this changing landscape, evidence regarding the

Marijuana and Medicine

Marijuana and Medicine
  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 10 July 1999
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The medical use of marijuana is surrounded by a cloud of social, political, and religious controversy, which obscures the facts that should be considered in the debate. This book summarizes what we know about marijuana from evidence-based medicine--the harm it may do and the relief it may bring to patients. The book helps the reader understand not only what science has to say about medical marijuana but also the logic behind the scientific conclusions. Marijuana and Medicine addresses the science

Cannabis Dependence

Cannabis Dependence
  • Author : Roger Roffman,Robert S. Stephens
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 23 February 2006
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Cannabis dependence is controversial. Does it occur or is it a myth put forth by those who oppose legalisation? What are the signs of cannabis dependence? How many people are affected? What are the health and behavioural risks of becoming cannabis-dependent? What counselling approaches have been tested with adults and adolescents, and how effective are they? What are the arguments for legalisation, regulation or prohibition? Looking back and toward the future, what do we know and what do we need

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease
  • Author : U. s. Department of Health and Human Services Staff
  • Publisher : U.S. Government Printing Office
  • Release : 20 January 2022
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This report considers the biological and behavioral mechanisms that may underlie the pathogenicity of tobacco smoke. Many Surgeon General's reports have considered research findings on mechanisms in assessing the biological plausibility of associations observed in epidemiologic studies. Mechanisms of disease are important because they may provide plausibility, which is one of the guideline criteria for assessing evidence on causation. This report specifically reviews the evidence on the potential mechanisms by which smoking causes diseases and considers whether a mechanism is

Marijuana and Mental Health

Marijuana and Mental Health
  • Author : Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
  • Release : 18 March 2016
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With relatable clinical vignettes that illustrate the applicability of each chapter’s content, as well as key chapter points that summarize major themes, Marijuana and Mental Health is the definitive, single source of comprehensive information on marijuana and mental health in modern American society. Balanced, focused, and highly readable, chapters address topics such as the effects of marijuana on the brain and mind, marijuana-related policy and legislation, the complex link between marijuana use and psychotic disorders, synthetic cannabinoids, and the

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 20 January 2022
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"Drugs, Brains, and Behavior" is an online textbook written by C. Robin Timmons and Leonard W. Hamilton. The book was previously published by Prentice Hall, Inc. in 1990 as "Principles of Behavioral Pharmacology." The authors attempt to develop an understanding of the interpenetration of brain, behavior and environment. They discuss the chemistry of behavior in both the literal sense of neurochemistry and the figurative sense of an analysis of the reactions with the environment.

Tobacco, Nicotine, and E-Cigarettes

Tobacco, Nicotine, and E-Cigarettes
  • Author : National Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 29 May 2018
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In 2014, the Nation marked the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health. In 1964, more than 40 percent of the adult population smoked. Once the link between smoking and its medical consequences-including cancers and heart and lung diseases-became a part of the public consciousness, education efforts and public policy changes were enacted to reduce the number of people who smoke. These efforts resulted in substantial declines in smoking rates in the United States-to half the 1964 level. However,

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: a Research-Based Guide

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: a Research-Based Guide
  • Author : National Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 28 May 2018
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Drug addiction is a complex illness. It is characterized by intense and, at times, uncontrollable drug craving, along with compulsive drug seeking and use that persist even in the face of devastating consequences. This update of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment is intended to address addiction to a wide variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs. It is designed to serve as a resource for healthcare providers, family members, and

Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain

Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain
  • Author : George F. Koob,Michael A. Arends,Michel Le Moal
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 12 July 2014
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Drugs, Addiction, and the Brain explores the molecular, cellular, and neurocircuitry systems in the brain that are responsible for drug addiction. Common neurobiological elements are emphasized that provide novel insights into how the brain mediates the acute rewarding effects of drugs of abuse and how it changes during the transition from initial drug use to compulsive drug use and addiction. The book provides a detailed overview of the pathophysiology of the disease. The information provided will be useful for neuroscientists