ERIC Number: ED442025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Marijuana: Facts for Teens. Revised.
National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
This booklet provides teenagers with information concerning the use of marijuana. It is presented in a question/answer format. The following sixteen questions are briefly answered: What is marijuana? How is marijuana used? How long does marijuana stay in the user's body? How many teens smoke marijuana? Why do young people use marijuana? What happens if you smoke marijuana? What are the short-term effects of marijuana use? Does marijuana affect school, sports, or other activities? What are the long-term effects of marijuana use? Does marijuana lead to the use of other drugs? How can you tell if someone has been using marijuana? Is marijuana sometimes used as a medicine? How does marijuana affect driving? If a woman is pregnant and smokes marijuana, will it hurt the baby? What does marijuana do to the brain? Can people become addicted to marijuana? and What if a person wants to quit using the drug? (MKA)
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847. Tel: 800-729-6686 (Toll Free); TDD: 800-487-4899.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.