Drug Use and Abuse Marijuana

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Marijuana First mention in history was 2737 BC by the Chinese Emperor who promoted it for medicinal purposes Spread to the Muslim world and North Africa by 1000 AD Napoleon brought it back to France By 1840’s used socially by writers and artists around France
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Marijuana 20 th Century in the US, there was modest casual use and little concern 1920’s newspaper articles associated the use of it with crime and interest peaked Use was restricted by 1930’s Great deal of effort in the campaign to associate pot and crime Never proven
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Marijuana Naturally occurring plant in North America Cannabis sativa Cannabis indica AKA ganja, weed, reefer, pot, hash, Panama Jack, Columbian Red, etc
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Marijuana May grow up to 21 feet Has both male and female plants Female plants secrete the hashish oils and have high concentration of drug
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Marijuana Some species (sativa) are grown for their fibers Used to make “hemp rope” George Washington grew this at Mount Vernon Contain some active ingredient (THC) Spread and grow wild as a weed across the county
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Marijuana Primary psychoactive ingredient is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Present in all parts of the plant Most concentrated in the oil secreted from the leaves Second most is in the new growth leaves Only minimal amounts in the stem and branches
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2009 for the course HED 280 taught by Professor Ficklen during the Spring '09 term at Sam Houston State University.

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