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Would decriminalising personal use of cannabis lead to higher rates of mental illness?

Smyth, BP; Cannon, M; Molodynski, A; Curran, HV; Eastwood, N; Winstock, AR; (2020) Would decriminalising personal use of cannabis lead to higher rates of mental illness? The British Medical Journal , 368 l6975. 10.1136/bmj.l6975. Green open access

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Abstract

Removing criminal penalties for possession could increase adolescent use, say Bobby P Smyth, Mary Cannon, and Andrew Molodynski. But H Valerie Curran, Niamh Eastwood, and Adam R Winstock find no evidence for this and say that liberalisation of drug laws could reduce harms.

Type: Article
Title: Would decriminalising personal use of cannabis lead to higher rates of mental illness?
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.l6975
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6975
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10090314
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