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ERIC Number: EJ1145272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2379
Marijuana: Views on Its Medical Use Recorded at the Slovak Social Network
Kolena, Branislav; Petrovicová, Ida; Trnovec, Tomáš; Pilka, Tomáš; Bicanová, Gabriela
Journal of Drug Education, v46 n1-2 p3-14 Mar-Jun 2016
We describe opinions on medical use of "Cannabis sativa L." under conditions of Slovakia (n = 717). Personal experience with marijuana was detected in 77.42% (n = 553) in age categories younger than 20 years (n = 96) and in 77.06% (n = 457) of adults. Almost 86% of respondents (n = 618) agreed with legal use of marijuana for medical purposes. Furthermore, respondents' views on legal usage of marijuana for medical purposes could be affected by availability of information (r = 0.12) and personal experience (r = 0.23). Negative impact of substance abuse in younger age-groups was recognized as threat (r = 0.47), but knowledge about harmful effect of marijuana use did not affect personal opinion for decriminalization (r = 0.38).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Slovakia