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Bulletin 17: Cannabis and sleep - A complex and unfinished story

Peter Gates, Lucy Albertella, Jan Copeland National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia

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Film, music and poster competitions coming soon

We are currently refining some aspects of each of our annual competitions which means a slight delay in the starting dates. Each competition will be posted on our website once open for entries.

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NCPIC Research Briefs

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NCPIC’s series of Research Briefs discuss and provide commentary on the latest cannabis-related research. They are based on topics of interest around cannabis and draw from a wide range of published literature to give you a balanced, evidence-based snapshot of the issues. They provide a deeper and more comprehensive look at the research than our e-Zine ‘commentary on research’ articles can do alone.


19 NOV

A vaporiser is a device used to produce a vapour from heated cannabis which users then inhale. Unlike a joint or bong, vaporisers heat cannabis below combustion temperature, which means that smoke is not produced.

Cannabis and sport

13 DEC

Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the Western world and, correspondingly, is frequently detected via urine testing in the workplace and in competitive sport. Urine testing in the workplace is conducted under the assumption that the substance in question reduces productivity and…

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome

21 SEP

A rare syndrome associated with long-term chronic cannabis use that is characterised by recurrent nausea and vomiting associated with abdominal pain has been reported. These symptoms have been reported to be alleviated temporarily by taking a hot shower or bath or more permanently by abstaining from…

Respiratory effects of cannabis


Cannabis smoke contains a similar range of harmful chemicals to that of tobacco smoke (including bronchial irritants, tumour promoters and carcinogens). As inhaled smoke comes into contact with airway mucosa and the distal lung before being absorbed into the circulation, it is likely to effect the…

Driving under the influence of cannabis: a brief review of the literature

23 FEB

Against a backdrop of clarity about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, questions have rightfully been raised in the general community about the impact of cannabis use on driving performance and the risk of motor vehicle crash. Although research examining this issue has gained…

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