Revista Digital Universitaria
Revista Digital Universitaria ISSN: 1607 - 6079 | Publicación mensual | 1 de mayo de 2016 vol.17, No.5


Review of the Psychological Aspects Related to the Marijuana Consumption

Georgina Cárdenas López y Moisés Huerin

Marijuana is the most widely consumed illicit drug internationally. Following its possible legalization as a medicinal or recreational drug, several important issues arise, including those addressing its psychological aspects and consequences related to its consumption. In this article, a review is done on the subject from the motivational model, making an effort to differentiate the individual, interpersonal and environmental variables that influence vulnerability to consume the substance.

Keywords: marijuana, drug legalization, psychological aspects, consequences, risk assessment, psychological factors, consumer risk self-assessment.