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HLTH106_MarijuanaDay - Marijuana HLTH106 December 1 2011 Marijuana Key Questions What is the history of marijuana use in the US What is the active

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Unformatted text preview: Marijuana HLTH106: December 1, 2011 Marijuana Key Questions What is the history of marijuana use in the US? What is the active ingredient in marijuana? What are the physical effects of marijuana? Is marijuana addictive? What is synthetic marijuana? How are marijuana drug tests done? What is medical marijuana? What are the laws in MD regarding marijuana? Marijuana Most commonly used illicit drug in the United States Taken from the leaves and flowering tops of the Cannabis sativa plant The name "hemp" usually refers to low-THC varieties of cannabis that are grown for industrial uses (i.e., rope, clothing) According to the 2000 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, an estimated 34% of Americans over the age of 12 have used marijuana in their lifetime Marijuana The average potency of the drug has increased substantially in the last twenty years, although it can vary significantly, depending on the type of plant and its origin Main psychoactive chemical is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), although marijuana contains some 400 other chemicals as well Marijuana History First became popular in the United States with Mexican immigrants in the 1920s and was quickly adopted by those in the jazz community The Great Depression of the 1930's led to a growing hostility toward the increase in marijuana use that...
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course HLTH 160 taught by Professor A.bayley during the Fall '11 term at Maryland.

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HLTH106_MarijuanaDay - Marijuana HLTH106 December 1 2011 Marijuana Key Questions What is the history of marijuana use in the US What is the active

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