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ERIC Number: ED138553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Marihuana and Health. Sixth Annual Report to the U.S. Congress from the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1976.
National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
This edition, the sixth in the series of annual reports, is a nontechnical summary updating developments in marihuana research with selected references from the fifth edition. Areas of discussion include: (1) nature and extent of marihuana use in the United States; (2) marihuana use among high school seniors; (3) an overview of use trends; (4) predicting marihuana use; (5) chemistry and metabolism of cannabis; (6) animal research; (7) human effects; (8) special health problem areas; (9) overseas chronic user studies; (10) psychopathology; (11) complex psychomotor performance in driving and flying; (12) tolerance and dependence; (13) therapeutic aspects; (14) future research directions. Progress in the marihuana research programs has underscored the need for more subtle understanding of marihuana use and its possible implications. List of references in included. (MM)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Legislation, Drug Therapy, Health, Marihuana, Public Health, Public Health Legislation, Special Health Problems
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Note: For related documents, see ED 120 624, 123 224, 068 313, 066 675, and 060 477