Teen Risks: Marijuana

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Teen Risks: Marijuana

-158.8 million people around the world use marijuana—more than 3.8% of the planet’s population.-Over 94 million people in the US have admitted using it at least once.

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Teen Risks:Marijuana

-Illegal to buy, sell, or carry under federal law.-However, as of 2014, 23 states have passed laws for use of medical marijuana.-4 states have legalized marijuana for adult recreational use.

Human Impact

-Mixture of dried shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the Cannabis Sativa plant.-Green, brown or gray.-The chemical deta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol is responsible for the 'high' that people feel-Also know as THC

Research

-Genetics & Enviormental Factors include: availability of drugs, poverty, social changes, peer influences, employment status, type of occupation and cultural attitudes.

Contributing Factors

National Institute on Drug Abusedrugfacts@nida.nih.gov

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Bibliography

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/what-marijuana

Prevention

Best preventative method is to keep any drugs away from young children at young ages and as they grow up.


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