ERIC Number: ED216264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Marijuana and Health. Eighth Annual Report to the U.S. Congress from the Secretary of Health and Human Services 1980.
Petersen, Robert C.
This edition, the eighth in the series of annual reports, is a nontechnical summary of recent developments in marihuana research with a summary of research through the end of 1979 concerning possible health implications, which cannot be reported with great certainty because of the brief duration of the American marihuana experience. Areas of discussion include: (1) the possible effects on reproduction and pulmonary function; (2) the nature and extent of marihuana use and its chemistry; (3) acute effects on memory and intellectual tasks including driving; (4) long-term effects; (5) psychopathological effects; (6) therapeutic uses in treating cancer chemo-therapy patients; (7) the effects of marihuana in combination with alcohol and other drugs; and (8) the hazards of marihuana as a recreational drug. Future research directions and a references section are also included. (JAC)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Therapy, Marihuana, Physical Health, Physiology, Psychopathology, Public Health, State of the Art Reviews, Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Note: For related documents, see ED 123 224, ED 120 624, and ED 138 553.