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Australia: Highest cannabis users are Australians
    #11282262 - 10/20/09 07:05 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

UQ News


Tuesday 20 Oct 2009


A new Lancet paper co-authored by a UQ researcher states that Australians are the highest cannabis users in the world, only matched by USA and New Zealand.

The paper was published at the weekend by Professor Wayne Hall of UQ's School of Population Health and Professor Louisa Degenhardt of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW.

The researchers identify that 1 in 25 people in the 15-64 age group are using cannabis, despite adverse health effects including chronic use and dependence. The paper reviews the health issues surrounding cannabis use from a public health perspective.

The most adverse effects [of cannabis] include a dependence syndrome, increased risk of motor vehicle crashes, impaired respiratory function, cardiovascular disease, and adverse effects of regular use on adolescent psychosocial development and mental health, the paper outlines.

Regular cannabis use, especially daily, is linked to chronic health effects including bronchitis, impaired cognitive functioning, a doubled risk of schizophrenia compared to non-users, and cannabis dependence which affects one in ten users.

Professor Hall believes that the young uptake of cannabis is a likely cause for lifetime adverse health issues.

"Generally, the more people who use any drug, the earlier they start using and the more often they use, the more likely they are to experience these harms," he said.

"Evidence has strengthened for young people at risk of adverse cannabis effects. When they initiate early and become regular users in their mid-teens, they are at higher risk of psychoses and poorer psychosocial outcomes in adolescence.

"The existence of a cannabis dependence syndrome is confirmed, which means policy makers should focus on providing advice for young adults and teenagers before they commence using cannabis."

Despite the number of adverse effects, the paper states that the public health burden of cannabis is "modest", causing 0.2 percent of disease burden in Australia who have one of the highest reported rates of cannabis use.
This was 10 percent of the burden attributable to all illicit drugs.

Professor Hall urges further research on the longer term health risks of cannabis, given that cannabis use is common in developed countries.

"Information on patterns of its use should be routinely collected in epidemiological research and clinical studies so that its health effects can be better understood," he said.

Read the full publication here.
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)61037-0/fulltext

http://www.uq.edu.au/news/?article=19898


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Re: Australia: Highest cannabis users are Australians [Re: ShroomerRoss]
    #11282363 - 10/20/09 08:17 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

fuck yes. we certainly do blaze a lottttttt!:gethigh:


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Re: Australia: Highest cannabis users are Australians [Re: Lucas89]
    #11282400 - 10/20/09 08:39 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

hell yeah mate!


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Re: Australia: Highest cannabis users are Australians [Re: STM]
    #11282428 - 10/20/09 08:51 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

lol @ those dumbfucks, they cant even spell "psychosis" properly!:braindamage:


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Re: Australia: Highest cannabis users are Australians [Re: Lucas89]
    #11282435 - 10/20/09 08:57 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

psychoses are multiple psychosises

E: I thought fo sho Canada would be up there?


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Re: Australia: Highest cannabis users are Australians [Re: bossocto]
    #11282622 - 10/20/09 10:16 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Oi! Oi! Oi!

Amirite?


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Re: Australia: Highest cannabis users are Australians [Re: YoungBuck]
    #11283422 - 10/20/09 01:09 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

E: I thought fo sho Canada would be up there?


most of the reports ive read siad that canada smoked the most cannabis.:shrug:


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Re: Australia: Highest cannabis users are Australians [Re: ShroomerRoss]
    #11286349 - 10/20/09 08:32 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Do I seriously see them claiming that cannabis causes "cardiovascular disease" ???


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Re: Australia: Highest cannabis users are Australians [Re: Dutchie3k]
    #11287154 - 10/20/09 10:09 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

cannabis doesnt cause cardiovascular disease but smoking cannabis or anything else for that matter can increase your chance of developing cardiovascular disease.


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Re: Australia: Highest cannabis users are Australians [Re: Lucas89]
    #11287421 - 10/20/09 10:36 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Keep burning you crazy aussies:thumbup:

Watch out for the dingos


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Re: Australia: Highest cannabis users are Australians [Re: Cognitive_Shift]
    #11288218 - 10/20/09 11:48 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

What do we win?


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Re: Australia: Highest cannabis users are Australians [Re: ajaxism]
    #11288224 - 10/20/09 11:49 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

kangaroos and dingos:thumbup:


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Re: Australia: Highest cannabis users are Australians [Re: Cognitive_Shift]
    #11289664 - 10/21/09 03:10 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

:facepalm: lol you and your stereotyping... there be no dingoes around these parts! few kangaroos though... they all be blazin too!:gethigh:


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Re: Australia: Highest cannabis users are Australians [Re: Lucas89]
    #11291271 - 10/21/09 01:10 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

haha it was all in good fun:thumbup:


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