NCETA Knowledgebase Expands: Cannabis Added

The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) is pleased to announce that the National Alcohol and Drug Knowledgebase (NADK), developed with support from the Australian Government Department of Health, has now been expanded to include Cannabis.

A new section of the NADK has been developed that specifically focusses on Cannabis. The Cannabis Section of the NADK was launched on Monday 27 July 2015 and can be accessed from: and also from the NCETA homepage:

The NADK is the only publicly accessible, centrally located source of comprehensive alcohol and drug data.  It utilises a diverse range of reliable data sources and presents key information in a simple, easy to use format.

The Cannabis Section of the NADK includes 88 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on:

  • General information and attitudes
  • Cannabis use patterns
  • Cannabis and employment
  • Cannabis and crime
  • The impact of cannabis use on physical and mental health
  • Treatment
  • Cannabis and young people.


In expanding the Knowledgebase, NCETA has examined all relevant and reliable Australian datasets, and extracted key data or undertaken additional analyses to ensure that the best information is available and readily accessible.


As new data becomes available the NADK will be revised and updated to ensure that current and reliable information is accessible.


The Alcohol Section of the NADK has also been updated to include more recently available data.


NCETA continues to expand the NADK and information about methamphetamine will be available shortly.