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- Second perspectives on Cannabis conference
Liverpool based drugs advice agency known as HIT held its second annual conference
on cannabis on Thursday 24th February 2005 in the very up-market Crowne Plazza
Hotel within sight of the famous ferries.
always in this sort of meeting, discussions over coffee are most revealing. It
was made plain to me by several workers that the government was dictating how
information is presented and indeed what information is presented. Agencies like
HIT are businesses and depend on money from the Home Office for funding.
the HIT website here and
the conference page here
is a summary of the speakers and subjects they covered. UKCIA comments are identified
of long-term heavy cannabis use
Niall Coggans, University of Strathclyde.
and mental health - is there a link?
Dr Zerrin Atakan, consultant psychiatrist,
senior lecturer National Psychosis unit, South London and Maudsley trust.
in the treatment of Cannabis related problems
Jan Copelan (PhD)
forgotten to take the chicken off your head - or just couldn't be bothered?
Annmarie Carr - HIT
and young people - a Tobacco control issue?
Amanda Amos - Edinburgh university
and media manipulation
education and young people - the Australian experience
Paul Dillon - Media
liaison/information manager National drug and alcohol research centre, University
of New South Wales
it down the drain - some unintended consequences of reclassification
Institute for criminal policy research
much does drug policy matter? - Camparing drug use data, Netherlands and USA
Craig Reinarman, University of Santa Cruz
by Derek Williams