Marijuana lecture

S preparation of cannabis marijuana not a single drug

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Unformatted text preview: oslovakia - to treat fever •  Russia - to treat jaundice •  Serbia - as an aphrodisiac CANNABIS HISTORY •  Pilgrims grew it for fiber: ropes and clothing •  1843 U.S. Medical text, treatment for –  Gout –  Tetanus –  Hysteria –  Depression –  Insanity –  Dysentery CANNABIS HISTORY •  2008 - 75 million people in the US have tried marijuana at least once (42% of populaLon) •  DAWN* data of emergency room visits show marijuana was the contribuLng factor in 374,000 ED visits •  New hydroponically grown marijuana with increased THC levels •  Age of onset of use declining from 16 year old to 13.6 year olds –  Brain is sLll not completely developed *The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a public health surveillance system that monitors drug- related hospital emergency department visits and drug- related deaths to track the impact of drug use, misuse and abuse in the U.S. PREPARATION OF CANNABIS •  Marijuana –  Not a single drug but a complex mixture of over 400 chemicals –  Dried flowering tops and leaves of the plant •  THC concentraLon 0.5% - 5% in the past, now up to 20 – 25% Dried cannabis buds FYI- Marijuana is America’s #1 cash crop, with earning esLmated at $32 billion per year. PREPARATION OF CANN...
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