(Prevalence and Frequency of Cannabis Use Among Youth in Greece, by Gender) "More students have repeated cannabis use (3 times or more; 7.8%) than they have only used 1-2 times (5.6%). Boys repeated cannabis use in significantly higher proportions compared to girls (11.1% and 4.4%, respectively). Repeated cannabis use (as opposed to 1-2 times use) increases after the age of 16. Finally, students in Athens and Thessaloniki repeat cannabis use in significantly higher proportions compared to other areas (10.6%, 11.1%, and 5.4%, respectively) (Table 2.2)."
(Prevalence of Cannabis Use Among Youth in Germany, 2011) "In 2011, Germany took part in the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs (ESPAD) for the third time, after also taking part in 2003 and 2007. The aim of the study is to examine the extent of, attitudes to and risks of alcohol, tobacco and drug consumption amongst adolescents (see 2.1).
(Feasibility of DRUID Approach and of 0.5g/L BAC Risk Threshold) "Any threshold discussion should address the question if the DRUID approach to determine risk threshold as equivalents to 0.5g/L alcohol is feasible. From a scientific point of view it can only be justified to accept the same risk for all psychoactive substances (including alcohol). From a political point of view the determination of risk thresholds as equivalents to 0.5g/L alcohol might be questionable, because a BAC of 0.5g/L is not a legal limit in all European countries.
(Persons Entering Treatment for Cannabis Use in Hungary 2011) "In 2011 the number and proportion of clients entering treatment because of cannabis use did not change substantially as compared to the year before. A total number of 3,321 persons started treatment or joined some sort of indicated prevention programme (preventive-consulting service), 543 persons (16%) voluntarily and 2,985 persons (91%) as an alternative to criminal procedure. Among cannabis users 2,492 persons (81%) entered treatment for the first time in their lives.
(Home Cannabis Cultivation) "A recent overview of the research and police data on cannabis cultivation in Belgium and The Netherlands (Decorte 2010), pointed to the fact that the small-scale home growers constitute an important segment of the Belgian cannabis market. These small-scale home growers are more and more working in a professional way. However, they are not necessarily profit-oriented. Reasons for this increase in small-scale growing of cannabis could be the dissatisfaction with the cannabis products sold in the Dutch coffee shops (Decorte 2010)."
(Number of Medical Marijuana Users in Canada) "Among those who used cannabis, 17.7% (representing about 420,000 Canadians or 1.6% of the Canadian population aged 15 years and older) reported doing so for medical purposes. Prevalence of use for medical purposes was similar between male and female cannabis users (17.3% versus 18.4%, respectively), while more than one in five (21.8%) cannabis users aged 25 years and older reported using it for medical purposes, representing 1.5% of all adults in this age group.
“Vaporization as a ‘Smokeless’ Cannabis Delivery System”
Donald Abrams, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
“Short-Term Effects of Cannabis Therapy on Spasticity in Multiple-Sclerosis”
Jody Corey-Bloom, M.D., University of California, San Diego
(cannabis and neuropathic pain) “A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Trial of the Antinociceptive Effects of Smoked Marijuana on Subjects with Neuropathic Pain“
"Barth Wilsey, M.D., University of California, Davis"