Jul 1, 2020
Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Stéphane Potvin, Ph.D.,
and Alexandre Dumais, M.D., Ph.D., about their meta-analysis
investigating the association between cannabis use and
violence, and, more specifically, the perpetration of any type
of physical violence by adolescents and young adults.
- How prevalent is the use of cannabis among young people?
- What are some of the adverse outcomes that are linked to the
use of cannabis, and are these outcomes linked to other
difficulties over time? [4:06]
- Why has the literature been mixed as to whether there is a link
between the use of cannabis and violent behavior and aggression?
- How the authors chose their research objective [8:15]
- Steps of the meta-analysis [9:51]
- Methods used to analyze the data [11:33]
- Main findings [14:12]
- Potential mechanisms that may have a role in the perpetration
of violence [16:17]
- Implications for young people who use cannabis [18:07]
- Limitations affecting the results [19:19]
- Does the medical use of marijuana have any bearing on the work?
- Takeaways for mental health professionals and the general
- Recommendations for further research [23:55]
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