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NCJ Number: 119741 Find in a Library
Title: Critique of a Study on Ganja in Jamaica
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:37  Issue:4  Dated:special issue (October-December 1985)  Pages:14-29
Author(s): G G Nahas
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 14
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Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This article presents a critique of an earlier study on ganja in Jamaica, with special attention to evidence on the harmful effects of cannabis use.
Abstract: A critical appraisal showed that the discrepancies noticed in the study were related to the methodology, and limitations in the number of subjects studied. The beneficial effects pointed out in the study of smoking cannabis were based on philosophical thinking rather than on scientific data. This had an impact on the marijuana law in Jamaica. Details of cultivation, trade, and clinical findings of its use are discussed. 22 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Marijuana
Index Term(s): Drug analysis; Drug research; Drug use; Jamaica; Research methods
Note: Special issue on Cannabis
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