Is cannabis use really so harmful?

Ali Palali, Jan van Ours, 1 May 2014

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Cannabis is prohibited in many countries. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (2013) discusses several alternatives to prohibition, varying from decriminalisation to regulation and legalisation.

Topics: Health economics
Tags: cannabis, decriminalisation, drug policy, legalisation, Prohibition, regulation

Easy access to cannabis is tempting

Jan van Ours, Ali Palali, 12 October 2013

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Although worries about cannabis are usually based on prevalence rates of cannabis use in the population, age of the first use of cannabis is important as well. Early onset age of cannabis may have serious short-term and long-term negative effects on individuals.

Topics: Health economics, Microeconomic regulation
Tags: cannabis, decriminalisation, drugs, legalisation, Netherlands, Prohibition

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