Adolescents' Cannabis Knowledge and Risk Perception: A Systematic Review

To systematically review evidence evaluating cannabis-related knowledge and perception of risk in children and adolescents. We systematically searched Medline, PsycINFO, and EMBASE using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses methodology. 133 studies from around the world (including ages 10 –18 yrs) met inclusion criteria, with 70% meeting grade 2C quality. Increased knowledge and perception of risk of cannabis frequently correlated with lower levels of current use and intent to use.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Review article Source Type: research