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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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TAVARES, Diogo Henrique et al. Regulation of Cannabis use in Uruguay and its influences on the Brazilian border. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2021, vol.17, n.4, pp. 23-32. ISSN 1806-6976.

OBJECTIVE: to know the influences of the regulation of Cannabis use in Uruguay on the consumption of this psychoactive substance in the border region with Brazil. METHOD: a qualitative, exploratory and descriptive study. The participants were 14 individuals who use Cannabis, living in a city on the Brazil/Uruguay border. Data was collected by semi-structured interviews and analyzed through Content Analysis. RESULT: social transformations are related to the social acceptance of consumption; visualization of older adults who use the substance and greater interaction between individuals who use Cannabis from the countries involved. The changes in consumption are related to the possibility of acquiring Cannabis in natura, to the availability of various types and subspecies of the plant, and to the flow of Brazilians to carry out consumption on the Uruguayan side of the border. CONCLUSION: investigating spaces of social, cultural and political fusion can serve to reflect on the current Brazilian scenario, and to implement actions that seek to safeguard human rights, respecting autonomy, and taking care about the health perspective.

Keywords : Cannabis; Uruguay; Brazil; Borders Areas; Border Health.

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