Societal images of Cannabis use: comparing three countries
2012 (English)In: Harm Reduction Journal, ISSN 1477-7517, Vol. 9, 21- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: Differences in beliefs about Cannabis were compared between Canada, Sweden and Finland using nationally representative population surveys containing similar items. Findings: Compared to Finnish and Swedish respondents, Canadians were both more likely to have tried Cannabis and to view Cannabis as a less serious problem for society. Conclusions: These findings emphasize the extent to which views about Cannabis can vary. It is possible that views about Cannabis are, at least in part, a social construction influenced by media, social policy and exposure to the drug that varies from country to country.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 9, 21- p.
Cannabis, Societal beliefs, Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-80011DOI: 10.1186/1477-7517-9-21ISI: 000306791300001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-80011DiVA: diva2:552462