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Long term marijuana users seeking medical cannabis in California (2001–2007): demographics, social characteristics, patterns of cannabis and other drug use of 4117 applicants

Overview of attention for article published in Harm Reduction Journal, January 2007
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (77th percentile)

Mentioned by

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1 blog
twitter
7 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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Readers on

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87 Mendeley
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Title
Long term marijuana users seeking medical cannabis in California (2001–2007): demographics, social characteristics, patterns of cannabis and other drug use of 4117 applicants
Published in
Harm Reduction Journal, January 2007
DOI 10.1186/1477-7517-4-16
Pubmed ID
Authors

Thomas J O'Connell, Ché B Bou-Matar

Abstract

Cannabis (marijuana) had been used for medicinal purposes for millennia. Cannabinoid agonists are now attracting growing interest and there is also evidence that botanical cannabis is being used as self-medication for stress and anxiety as well as adjunctive therapy by the seriously ill and by patients with terminal illnesses. California became the first state to authorize medicinal use of cannabis in 1996, and it was recently estimated that between 250,000 and 350,000 Californians may now possess the physician's recommendation required to use it medically. More limited medical use has also been approved in 12 additional states and new initiatives are being considered in others. Despite that evidence of increasing public acceptance of "medical" use, a definitional problem remains and all use for any purpose is still prohibited by federal law.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 5%
Brazil 2 2%
Unknown 81 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 14%
Student > Master 12 14%
Student > Bachelor 11 13%
Other 10 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 10%
Other 23 26%
Unknown 10 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 24 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 20%
Psychology 14 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 3%
Other 10 11%
Unknown 15 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 January 2020.
All research outputs
#1,252,688
of 14,249,443 outputs
Outputs from Harm Reduction Journal
#186
of 552 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,213
of 208,236 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Harm Reduction Journal
#8
of 36 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,249,443 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 91st percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 552 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 23.0. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 66% of its peers.
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