The International Cannabis Toolkit (iCannToolkit): a multidisciplinary expert consensus on minimum standards for measuring cannabis use

Valentina Lorenzetti, Chandni Hindocha, Kat Petrilli, Paul Griffiths, Jamie Brown, Álvaro Castillo-Carniglia, Jonathan P Caulkins, Amir Englund, Mahmoud A ElSohly, Suzanne H Gage, Teodora Groshkova, Antoni Gual, David Hammond, Will Lawn, Hugo López-Pelayo, Jakob Manthey, Claire Mokrysz, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Margriet van Laar, Ryan VandreyElle Wadsworth, Adam Winstock, Wayne Hall, H Valerie Curran, Tom P Freeman

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The lack of an agreed international minimum approach to measuring cannabis use hinders the integration of multidisciplinary evidence on the psychosocial, neurocognitive, clinical and public health consequences of cannabis use.

METHODS: A group of 25 international expert cannabis researchers convened to discuss a multidisciplinary framework for minimum standards to measure cannabis use globally in diverse settings.

RESULTS: The expert-based consensus agreed upon a three-layered hierarchical framework. Each layer-universal measures, detailed self-report and biological measures-reflected different research priorities and minimum standards, costs and ease of implementation. Additional work is needed to develop valid and precise assessments.

CONCLUSIONS: Consistent use of the proposed framework across research, public health, clinical practice and medical settings would facilitate harmonisation of international evidence on cannabis consumption, related harms and approaches to their mitigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1510-1517
Number of pages8
JournalAddiction
Volume117
Issue number6
Early online date29 Sep 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2022

Keywords

  • assessment
  • cannabis
  • dose
  • iCanntoolkit
  • measurement
  • standardisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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