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Wendy Swift

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Cannabis: answers to your questions

Today, cannabis remains the most commonly used illicit drug in Australia, with around 11.3% of the population having used the drug in the previous 12 months. This 23 page summary review of the current research and clinical literature is based on the ANCD report Evidence-based...
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Evidence-based answers to cannabis questions: a review of the literature

Cannabis remains the most commonly used illicit drug in Australia, with an estimated five million people aged 14 and above having tried the drug. Typically, people begin using cannabis in their late teens or early twenties; thereafter, use steadily decreases. While most cannabis use is...
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Survey of Australians using cannabis for medical purposes

Australians who currently use cannabis medicinally do so illegally and without assurances of quality control. Analysing survey data from 128 participants Wendy Swift, Peter Gates and Paul Dillon found that cannabis was perceived to provide ‘great relief’ overall (86 per cent of respondents), and substantial...