National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol

The NACDA was established in response to the drug problem to assist in our continued need to improve our knowledge and understanding of problem drug use.

The goal of the NACDA is to advise the Government on problem drug use in Ireland in relation to prevalence, prevention consequences and treatment based on our analysis and interpretation of research findings.

An Overview of Scientific and other Information on Cannabis


An Overview of Scientific and other Information on Cannabis
Authors: Claire Collins, Johnny Connolly, Dominique Crowley & Mark Morgan
Published: September 2004
Pages: 133
File Size: 518 KB
Format: PDF

Executive Summary


Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug in Ireland according to the recently published findings from the NACD & DAIRU (Drug and Alcohol Information and Research Unit in Northern Ireland) Drug Prevalence Survey. Further key findings will be presented from this survey relating to population attitudes to cannabis use in Ireland.

The review was prepared by a collaboration of independent researchers from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.

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