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Cannabis law reform in Western Australia: an opportunity to test theories of marginal deterrence and legitimacy
The Cannabis Control Act 2003 was passed through the Western Australian parliament in September and came into effect on 22 March 2004 [1,2]. The Bill legislates that adults found with no more than 30 g of cannabis or no more than two non-hydroponically grown cannabis plants will be eligible for non-criminal penalties, speciﬁcally a ﬁne, or attendance at an education session in lieu of that ﬁne.
Expected impacts of the Cannabis Infringement Notice scheme in Western Australia on attitudes and drug use of school children
Western Australia (WA) became the fourth Australian jurisdiction to adopt a prohibition with civil penalties scheme for minor cannabis offences when its Cannabis Infringement Notice (CIN) scheme came into effect on 22 March 2004.
Family risk factors for cannabis use: a population-based survey of Australian secondary school students
Cannabis experimentation and uptake among young people has become a signiﬁcant public health concern . Cannabis use typically commences during adolescence with the heaviest use in late adolescence and young adulthood .
Is cannabis a gateway drug? Testing hypotheses about the relationship between cannabis use and the use of other illicit drugs
Research on adolescent drug use over the past quarter century in the USA has consistently found that alcohol and tobacco are used before cannabis, which in turn, is used before hallucinogens and ‘pills’, and heroin and cocaine . Some drugs in this sequence have been called ‘gateway drugs’: drugs whose use in some unspeciﬁed way is a cause of the use of later drugs in the sequence.
Marijuana Use Should Remain Illegal in Australia
The article presents an argument against the legalisation of marijuana in Australia. It is the author's opinion that the benefits of medical marijuana do not outweigh the risks connected with using a potentially harmful and addictive substance. The political history of marijuana legislation in Australia, research concerning the therapeutic use of marijuana, and the negative effects of marijuana use are examined. The author argues that medical and recreational marijuana use should remain illegal.
This paper outlines the major policy challenges in reducing cannabis-related harm in Australia.The ﬁrst is uncertainty about the health effects of cannabis, especially in young people.The second is uncertainty about the extent and severity of harms attrib
This paper outlines the major policy challenges in reducing cannabis-related harm in Australia.The ﬁrst is uncertainty about the health effects of cannabis, especially in young people.The second is uncertainty about the extent and severity of harms attributed to cannabis prohibition by its critics.
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Marijuana & Health
Cannabis, or marijuana, is the most widely used illegal drug in Australia, especially by young people.
Marijuana is a potent and complex drug with a number of properties which can have applications for both recreational and medical purposes.
This drug’s various side-effects include damage to physical and mental health and dependence. What exactly are the harms of recreational marijuana use, and how are its use, cultivation, and possession currently dealt with under Australian laws?
What are the potential medicinal benefits in relation to relieving suffering for people with chronic and terminal illness?
And what are the legal obstacles in Australia to introducing medicinal use, while at the same time banning it from recreational use and supply?
This book explores the facts about cannabis use, looking at the drug’s known side-effects and potential medical benefits.
Can cannabis help as much as it can harm?
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