National Academy of Science Report on Cannabis

The National Academies Press Washington DC

Summary of Report on Therapeutic Uses of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

Wayne Hall, Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, UQ
Megan Weier, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW

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The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research (2017)

Contributors:

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

Description:

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.

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