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Title: Health Consequences of Marihuana Abuse: Recent Findings and the Therapeutic Uses of Marihuana and the Use of Heroin To Reduce Pain
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Select Cmtte on Narcotics Abuse and Control
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 132
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based on hearings before the U.S. House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, this report presents the committee's findings and recommendations regarding the health consequences of marijuana abuse and the therapeutic uses of marijuana and heroin to reduce pain.
Abstract: Findings on the health consequences of marijuana indicate its harmfulness for pregnant women, drivers, young people, persons with lung disease and heart disorder, and preschizophrenic and schizophrenic people. Recommendations are that marijuana research should focus on the psychosocial factors which influence persons to abuse marijuana; that innovative drug prevention programs, beginning as early as the fourth grade, be established in communities; and that parents and community groups warn youth of the potential harm of marijuana abuse. Regarding the therapeutic uses of marijuana and heroin, the committee endorses and supports the National Cancer Institute's proposal to move THC into its distribution system Group C provided the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Food and Drug Administration exercise guidelines for the drug's distribution, conduct onsite inspections, and monitor records. The committee also recommends that the Department of Health and Human Services encourage researchers to investigate the potential medical uses of marijuana and heroin. Appended supplementary material.
Main Term(s): Heroin; Marijuana
Index Term(s): Drug effects; Medical and dental services
Note: SCNAC-96-2-5
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