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Cannabis use by children and young people

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Paul McArdle


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A popular internet site describes cannabis as "a leafy plant, the leaves and flowering tops (buds) of which may be either smoked or eaten. It also comes in a more concentrated resinous form called hashish, and as a sticky black liquid called hash oil". It is said that users often report a pleasant "subjective enhancement of visual and auditory perception, sometimes with synaesthesia (sounds take on visual colourful qualities)" and the sense that time passes more quickly than real time, a "fatuous euphoria", as well as relaxation and relief from stress.

Publication metadata

Author(s): McArdle PA

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Archives of Disease in Childhood

Year: 2006

Volume: 91

Issue: 8

Pages: 692-695

ISSN (print): 0003-9888

ISSN (electronic): 1468-2044


DOI: 10.1136/adc.2005.071860

PubMed id: 16861487