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Le cannabis : Rapport du Comité spécial du Sénat sur les drogues illicites

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ISBN: 9791036501951 DOI: 10.4000/books.pum.9181 Language: French
Publisher: Presses de l’Université de Montréal
Subject: Social Sciences
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Faut-il décriminaliser, voire légaliser l'usage du cannabis ? Si oui, dans quel cadre législatif et pour qui ? Ces questions qui agitent les pouvoirs publics occidentaux depuis des décennies n'avaient pas encore fait l'objet d'études approfondies et complètes. Un comité spécial du Sénat canadien s'y est attaqué. Le rapport qu'il a rendu public a étonné tous les observateurs par la rigueur de ses recherches et l'audace de ses propositions. D'importantes ressources scientifiques ont été mobilisées pour faire le point : 23 rapports de recherches réalisés par des scientifiques de réputation internationale, plus de 200 témoins, chercheurs et spécialistes au Canada et à l'étranger, de nombreux groupes de discussion… Le débat sur le cannabis sort enfin sur la place publique. L'essentiel du rapport et toutes les recommandations se retrouvent dans ce livre. Le Comité propose des perspectives nouvelles face aux drogues illicites, rappelant la nécessité de trouver une politique différente et efficace « qui ne banalise ni ne marginalise les usages ». Novateur dans ses bases scientifiques et courageux dans ses recommandations, ce rapport, précédé d'une préface du sénateur Nolin, devient désormais indispensable à toute discussion sur le cannabis au niveau national et international.

Clearing the smokescreen: The current evidence on cannabis use

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889195275 Year: Pages: 171 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-527-5 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Psychiatry --- Medicine (General)
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Cannabis remains the most commonly used illicit substance world-wide, with international estimates indicating that 2.8%-4.5% of the global population use cannabis each year. This prevalence rate has not changed substantially in the past decade and there is no indication that it will do so in the next decade. In line with this, many prominent organizations and individuals have acknowledged that the “war on drugs” has failed and are now calling for a rethink on drug-related policy and legal frameworks. With a growing number of jurisdictions across the world heeding this call and introducing legislation to decriminalize or legalize cannabis use, it is essential that any changes to legal frameworks and public health policies are based on the best available scientific evidence. To facilitate the adoption of an evidence-based approach to cannabis policy, the aim of this Research Topic was to gather a comprehensive body of research to clarify the current state of evidence relating to cannabis use. Of interest were articles addressing the following questions: • How do we study cannabis use? (e.g., recruitment; measuring dose/use; assessing dependence/problematic use; confounding; translation of findings from animal studies) • What do we know about cannabis use? (e.g., patterns, contexts, methods of use) • What do we know about people who use cannabis? (e.g., who uses cannabis and why) • What are the social settings, norms and cultural values that go along with cannabis use? • How is problematic cannabis use, as opposed to mere use, defined, judged and constructed in different societies? • What do we know about the effects/outcomes of cannabis use? (e.g., acute, short- and long-term; harms/ benefits) • What do we know about the factors associated with the initiation, continuance and cessation of cannabis use? • What do we know about the medicinal use of cannabis? (e.g., who uses medicinally and why; efficacy/effectiveness in different clinical populations; comparison with other medications) • What do we know about treatment for people who engage in problematic cannabis use? (e.g., who seeks/is referred to treatment and why; efficacy and effectiveness) • What do we know about cannabis? (e.g., pharmacodynamics/pharmacokinetics of different strains, cultivation, preparation and consumption methods) • How do policy and legal frameworks impact on the people who use cannabis? • What is the future for cannabis research? (e.g., potential avenues for future research; aspects needing more attention; innovative approaches; political/funding issues affecting cannabis research)

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