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Societal images of Cannabis use: comparing three countries
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD).
2012 (English)In: Harm Reduction Journal, ISSN 1477-7517, Vol. 9, 21- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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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.

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2012. Vol. 9, 21- p.
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Cannabis, Societal beliefs, Epidemiology
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Substance Abuse
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-80011DOI: 10.1186/1477-7517-9-21ISI: 000306791300001OAI: diva2:552462


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