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2022 Dec 01

J Racial Ethn Health Disparities

Past Cannabis Use, Health-Related Worry, and Beliefs About Perceived Benefits of Cannabis Among American Indians/Alaska Natives.


Fleszar-Pavlović SE, Alegria KE, Vasquez JJ, Epperson AE
J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 Dec 01.
PMID: 36454395.


Most adults report beliefs that cannabis has at least one benefit (e.g., stress relief, chronic pain management); however, the benefits are not well established. Beliefs about cannabis benefits are associated with the initiation of use, whereas beliefs about the risks of cannabis are protective factors against its use. Little is known about how health-related beliefs impact cannabis use among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AIAN).