Marijuana Overview

Marijuana

Marijuana is a dry, shredded mix of flowers, stems, seeds and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. People usually smoke it as a cigarette or in a pipe. It is the most commonly abused illegal drug in the United States.

Abusing marijuana can result in problems with memory, learning and social behavior. It can interfere with family, school, work and other activities.

Scientific studies are underway to test the safety and usefulness of cannabis compounds for treating certain medical conditions. Currently, smoking marijuana is not recommended for the treatment of any disease or condition.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

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The Health Impact of Marijuana Across the Life Span
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Marijuana Use Continues to Increase as Perceived Risk of Use Decreases Among U.S. High School Seniors
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The percentage of U.S. high school seniors reporting past month marijuana use continues to gradually increase, according to the most recent data from the national Monitoring the Future (MTF) study. ... Dr. Robert DuPont, the first Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), suggests that “the recent legalization of marijuana use . . . in Colorado and Washington State, and the legalization of ‘medical’ marijuana in 18 states and the District of Columbia will lead to further decreases in youth perception of risk from harm” (IBH, 2012).

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ADAM II 2011 Annual Report: Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program
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This report presents the results of the 2011 data collection in the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring II (ADAM II) program, which is an initiative of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) that operates in nine U.S. counties and the District of Columbia.

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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
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Monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including—Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and STDs; Alcohol and other drug use; Tobacco use; Unhealthy dietary behaviors; physical activity; prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults.

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The Parent Advisor, Issue 10: Understanding New Marijuana Terminology
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DrugFacts: Marijuana
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FAQs: Marijuana and Methods of Use
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FAQs: Health Effects of Marijuana
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FAQs: Marijuana and Driving
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Study Finds Colorado Marijuana Use Much Higher Than Predicted
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Colorado Lawmakers Scrutinize Marijuana Edibles
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Speak Now
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Speak Now
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Learn About Marijuana
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DEA Temporarily Classifies Synthetic Marijuana as a Schedule I Drug
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This is an updated compilation of the most recent research and survey results put together by the Center for Substance Abuse Research on synthetic marijuana.

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Marijuana Reports – SAMHSA Office of Applied Statistics (OAS)
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OAS provides the latest national data on (1) alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, (2) drug related emergency department episodes and medical examiner cases, and (3) the nation’s substance abuse treatment system.

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Marijuana: Parents. The Anti-Drug – The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
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Site for parents with information relating to teen use, talking to your teen, academic success, mental health, and more.

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Marijuana : NIDA for Teens Web : The Science Behind Drug Abuse
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Factual information for teens on the use and consequences of marijuana.

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Cannabinoid and Terpenoid Reference Guide
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Understanding Edibles
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Cannabinoids Primer
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Recreational Marijuana Use
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Marijuana and Public Health Symposium: Introductions
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Marijuana and Public Health Symposium: Marijuana 101
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Marijuana and Public Health Symposium: Marijuana & Cancer
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Marijuana and Public Health Symposium: Marijuana & Mental Health
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A Day in the Life of American Adolescents: Substance Use Facts Update
Adolescent Cannabis Users, Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Adult Marijuana Admissions by Race and Ethnicity: 2000