Cannabis – care and policy in the Nordic region
The Nordic Welfare Centre has mapped Nordic cannabis consumption trends, practice in relation to the legal consequences of possessing and using cannabis, and care in connection with cannabis abuse in the Nordic region.
Historically, the Nordic countries have taken different approaches in terms of narcotics policy, but have still cooperated extensively within this field. Some countries, such as Norway, have focused more on a reduction in harm, i.e. on reducing the harmful health effects and the social damage caused by narcotics abuse. Other countries, such as Sweden, have worked with a vision of a narcotics-free society.
However, there has still been agreement in both Nordic and international arenas on issues that all the Nordic nations view as important, such as human rights. The aim of the project is to increase knowledge, compare trends between the countries and benefit from each other’s experience when it comes to cannabis.
Within the framework of the project, we have:
- Compiled knowledge about substance abuse care and services of relevance to cannabis users
- Mapped practice in relation to the legal consequences of possessing and using cannabis
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