Cannabis use in remote Indigenous communties in Australia: endemic yet neglected

Cannabis use in remote Indigenous communties in Australia: endemic yet neglected Journal Article

Medical Journal of Australia

  • Author(s): Lee, K. K.S., Conigrave, K., Patton, G., Clough, A.
  • Published: 2009
  • Volume: 190

Abstract: The effects of cannabis use on health and social adjustment are profound. Substance misuse by Indigenous people has long been recognised as one of the devastating consequences of contact with Western culture. Misuse of tobacco, alcohol and petrol among Indigenous Australians has received much attention. Cannabis, by contrast, has not been viewed as a major problem. But since the 1990s, it has become apparent that heavy cannabis use is common in some remote Indigenous communities. The associated health and social burdens are now being recognised.

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Lee, K. K.S., Conigrave, K., Patton, G., Clough, A., 2009, Cannabis use in remote Indigenous communties in Australia: endemic yet neglected, Volume:190, Journal Article, viewed 12 June 2024, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3856.

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