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  InfoFacts - Marijuana
Because marijuana compromises the ability to learn and remember information, the more a person uses marijuana the more he or she is likely to fall behind in accumulating intellectual, job, or social skills.
Marijuana admissions were primarily male (75 percent), White (55 percent), and young (40 percent were in the 15-–19 age range).
Marijuana use and increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.
www.nida.nih.gov /Infofax/marijuana.html   (2636 words)

  DEA Briefs & Background, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Drug Descriptions, Marijuana
Marijuana's damage to short-term memory seems to occur because THC alters the way in which information is processed by the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for memory formation.
Marijuana distribution is widespread throughout the country, as evidenced by the presence of 14 principal distribution centers for the drug, one or more of which are located in nearly every region of the country (see 2006 National Drug Threat Assessment, Appendix A, Map 6).
In 2005, the DEA seized 282,139 kgs of marijuana.
www.usdoj.gov /dea/concern/marijuana.html   (1935 words)

  Marijuana Party of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Marijuana Party is a Canadian federal political party that aims to end prohibition of cannabis.
Thus, Marijuana Party candidates are free to express their own personal views on all other political issues - even if such views contradict the personal opinions of other Marijuana Party candidates or the party leadership.
The Marijuana Party is involved in another court case against the Canadian government to challenge the constitutional validity of minimum requirements for taxpayer subsidies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marijuana_Party_of_Canada   (657 words)

 www.kansascity.com | 12/01/2007 | Public safety: Limousine driver sent to prison for hauling marijuana
The Kansas Highway Patrol trooper who pulled over a limousine with an expired license tag didn’t buy the driver’s story that his passenger was a member of the band Santana.
It was 450 pounds of marijuana, and the driver and his “celebrity” passenger were charged in federal court with drug trafficking.
The driver, Mousa Siyam, 42, of Marietta, Ga., was sentenced last week at the federal courthouse to eight years in prison.
www.kansascity.com /news/local/story/385797.html   (226 words)

 Fact Sheet - MARIJUANA
Marijuana (grass, pot, weed) is the common name for a crude drug made from the plant Cannabis sativa.
Scientists believe that marijuana can be especially harmful to the lungs because users often inhale the unfiltered smoke deeply and hold it in their lungs as long as possible.
Marijuana smoke has been found to contain more cancer-causing agents than is found in tobacco smoke.
www.well.com /user/woa/fspot.htm   (1059 words)

 Marijuana | CESAR
Marijuana, the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, is taken from the leaves and flowering tops of the Cannabis sativa plant.
Marijuana first became popular in the United States with Mexican immigrants in the 1920's and was quickly adopted by those in the jazz community.
Marijuana also causes the user's heart rate to increase, the mouth to become dry (commonly referred to as "cotton-mouth"), blood vessels in the eyes to expand (producing bloodshot eyes), and can also cause the "munchies" the increase in appetite that many users experience.
www.cesar.umd.edu /cesar/drugs/marijuana.asp   (1958 words)

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Marijuana is smoked either by rolling it into a joint, or by placing it into the bowl of a pipe or bong (water pipe).
Lungs –; Marijuana smoke irritates the throat and lungs ten times as much as the equivalent amount of cigarette smoke; frequent use is linked to an increased risk of lung cancer, bronchitis, and emphysema.
Brain – Marijuana use inhibits short-term memory loss, slows reaction time, and impairs visual tracking (the ability to follow moving objects accurately); frequent use is linked to cognitive impairment (an inability to understand and evaluate concepts).
www.andrew.cmu.edu /user/yyt/FSWPAll/marijuana.html   (632 words)

 Drug Policy Alliance: Myths and Facts About Marijuana
The claim that marijuana kills brain cells is based on a speculative report dating back a quarter of a century that has never been supported by any scientific study.
Marijuana had no reliable impact on birth size, length of gestation, neurological development, or the occurrence of physical abnormalities.
Marijuana smokers are at a high risk of developing lung cancer, bronchitis, and emphysema.
www.drugpolicy.org /marijuana/factsmyths   (2702 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Marijuana Works"
Marijuana comes from the Cannabis sativa plant and is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States.
Marijuana is the buds and leaves of the Cannabis sativa plant.
In this article, you will learn about marijuana, why this drug is so popular and what effects it has on your mind and body.
www.howstuffworks.com /marijuana.htm   (182 words)

 Marijuana Information from Narconon International
Marijuana use increases the heart rate as much as 50 percent, depending on the amount of THC.
Scientists believe that marijuana can be especially harmful to the lungs because users often inhale the unfiltered smoke deeply and hold it in their lungs as long as possible.
These "burned-out" users are sometimes so unaware of their surroundings that they do not respond when friends speak to them, and they do not realize they have a problem.
www.narconon.org /druginfo/marijuana_addiction.html   (414 words)

Marijuana is often called a "soft drug" because it is far less dangerous than heroin, cocaine or "speed", the substances that most people think of when they hear the word "drug".
Marijuana was made illegal in Japan by the American military occupation government for the simple reason that it was already illegal in the USA where it had been banned in 1937.
It was the first federal law against marijuana in 300 years of history of a country whose first and third presidents, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, had both grown marijuana on their farms.
www.taima.org /en/drug.htm   (3275 words)

 Basic Facts About Drugs: Marijuana
So, there is just cause for alarm when adolescent marijuana use increases, as it did in the mid-1990’s, and the age at which youngsters first experiment with pot starts to drops.
A 1995 study of college students discovered that the inability of heavy marijuana users to focus, sustain attention, and organize data persists for as long as 24 hours after their last use of the drug.
Although it has yet to be proven conclusively that heavy marijuana use can cause irreversible loss of intellectual capacity, animal studies have shown marijuana-induced structural damage to portions of the brain essential to memory and learning.
www.acde.org /common/Marijana.htm   (1003 words)

 Continuing Education for Nurses and other Human Service Professionals
Adolescent admissions to substance abuse facilities for marijuana grew from 43 percent of all adolescent admissions in 1994 to 60 percent in 1999.
In 1999, marijuana was the primary substance of abuse for 49% of the Asian and Pacific Islander youth admissions, 48% of Hispanic youth admissions, and 42% of White youth admissions.
Adolescents who used marijuana monthly or more often were also more likely to be male, to live in the West, to have moved two or more times in the past year and to be living in other than a two-parent family.
www.learnwell.org /marijuana.htm   (4935 words)

 Marijuana Addiction Treatment Drug Rehab Centers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
THC is absorbed more slowly into the blood when marijuana is eaten as it has to pass through the stomach and intestine and can take up to one hour to experience the "high" effects which can last up to 12 hours.
Marijuana is a contributing factor in the rising problem of infertility in males.
That study also found that, for troubled teenagers using tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana, progression from their first use of marijuana to regular use was about as rapid as their progression to regular tobacco use, and more rapid than the progression to regular use of alcohol.
www.drug-rehabs.org /faqs/FAQ-marijuana.php   (2674 words)

Marijuana is the most widely used illegal substance in the world today.
Marijuana is made from the plant cannabis sativa, a plant that grows wild (and is also cultivated indoors and out) throughout many regions.
Marijuana consists of the buds, leaves, and resin of the cannabis plant.
www.streetdrugs.org /marijuana.htm   (211 words)

 Marijuana facts, effects of marijuana at SAMHSA's NCADI
THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) affects the nerve cells in the part of the brain where memories are formed.
Teens who smoke marijuana are more likely to try other drugs, in part because they have more contact with people who use and sell them.
While the active ingredient in marijuana, THC, can be manufactured in a pill available by prescription to treat nausea and vomiting associated with certain cancer treatments, scientists say that more research needs to be done on its side effects and other potential medical uses.
ncadi.samhsa.gov /govpubs/phd641   (649 words)

 Freevibe | Drug Facts | Marijuana
A lot of American teens, think that marijuana is a pretty harmless drug...not nearly as bad for you as the "hard" drugs like cocaine or heroin.
Marijuana is a green or gray mixture of dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa.
The effects vary from person to person depending on how strong the marijuana is, how it's taken and whether other drugs or alcohol are involved.
www.freevibe.com /Drug_Facts/marijuana.asp   (336 words)

 Marijuana Facts | Effects of Marijuana | Marijuana Effects
Understanding the effects of marijuana is one of the first steps in understanding marijuana facts.
Short-term effects of marijuana include problems with memory and learning, distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch), trouble with thinking and problem solving, loss of motor coordination, increased heart rate, and anxiety.These effects are even greater when other drugs are mixed with marijuana.A user may also experience dry mouth and throat.
Marijuana smoke contains some of the same cancer-causing compounds as tobacco, sometimes in higher concentrations.Studies show that someone who smokes five joints per week may be taking in as many cancer-causing chemicals as someone who smokes a full pack of cigarettes every day.
www.drugfree.org /Portal/drug_guide/Marijuana   (311 words)

 Drug War Facts: Marijuana
The Institute of Medicine's 1999 report on marijuana explained that marijuana has been mistaken for a gateway drug in the past because "Patterns in progression of drug use from adolescence to adulthood are strikingly regular.
Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.
The Project reports that in 1985, the average THC content of commercial-grade marijuana was 2.84%, and the average for high-grade sinsemilla in 1985 was 7.17%.
www.drugwarfacts.org /marijuan.htm   (4907 words)

 MAPS: Medical Marijuana Research
MAPS is bringing Canadian medical marijuana researcher and activist Philippe Lucas, founder of the Vancouver Island Compassion Society, to Israel in August to consult with Tsachi Cohen.
Ole Miss marijuana monopoly under fire, reporting on the University of Mississippi's insistence that their marijuana is of an acceptable grade.
To show what an incredible accomplishment it was to obtain support from Senator Kerry for medical marijuana research, see the text of a letter he sent on October 21, 2003 to a constituent in which he expresses his reasons for supporting the current criminalization of the non-medical use of marijuana.
www.maps.org /mmj   (12956 words)

 Drug Policy Alliance: Marijuana: The Facts
DPA is working hard state by state to educate lawmakers about marijuana and to make cannabis available for medicinal purposes for seriously ill people.
Earlier last year the New Mexico legislature came close to passing a compassionate use bill that will almost surely become law this session - a large majority of voters supported it, but it did not come to a vote because of politics.
The Netherlands has led the way in cannabis reform since it amended its Opium Act in 1976 to distinguish among drugs according to levels of risk.
www.drugpolicy.org /marijuana   (519 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | Marijuana 'top cash crop in US'
The report says 10,000 metric tons of marijuana are grown in the US Marijuana is the top cash crop in the US, a report released on Monday says.
"Marijuana has become a pervasive and ineradicable part of the economy of the United States," Mr Gettman - who has in the past campaigned for marijuana to be removed from a list of drugs considered to have no medical value - says in his report.
The report was welcomed by the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), which said it showed that "marijuana laws are a complete failure".
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/6193073.stm   (317 words)

 Marijuana   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marijuana (marihuana) Cannabis sativa L., also known as Indian hemp, is a member of the Cannabaceae or hemp family, thought to have originated in the mountainous districts of India, north of the Himalayan mountains.
Marijuana is a somewhat weedy plant and may grow as high as 18 ft (5.4 m).
Marijuana was categorized as an illegal narcotic, in the company of LSD and heroin, cocaine, and morphine.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/marijuana.jsp   (2490 words)

 NIDA for Teens: Facts on Drugs - Marijuana
Marijuana is a mixture of the dried and shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant.
There are more than 200 slang terms for marijuana from city to city and from neighborhood to neighborhood.
A chemical in marijuana, THC, triggers brain cells to release the chemical dopamine.
teens.drugabuse.gov /facts/facts_mj1.asp   (461 words)

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