La marihuana es una planta que generalmente se fuma como cigarrillo. Entre sus nombres más comunes en español se encuentran "mota", "mafu", "juana", "juanita" y "hierba". Los cigarrillos de marihuana se conocen como "cartuchos", "churros" o "yoints". En inglés, con frecuencia se la conoce como "primo", "weed", "herb", "smoke", "dope" y "grass" y los cigarrillos se conocen como "joints" o "blunts".
WASHINGTON -- Fueled by increases in marijuana use, the rate of eighth-graders saying they have used an illicit drug in the past year jumped to 16 percent, up from last year's 14.5 percent, with daily marijuana use up in all grades surveyed, according to the 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF
Every year, the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey measures drug, alcohol, and tobacco use and related attitudes among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders. Following are facts and statistics about youth substance use from the 2012 MTF report.
Use of any psychoactive (mind-altering) drug makes it highly unsafe to drive a car and is illegal—just like driving after drinking alcohol. Drugged driving puts at risk not only the driver but also passengers and others who share the road.
Reports 2010 rates of marijuana use among 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students, noting that daily use increased by more than 10 percent in all three grades since the 2009 survey. Also reports a rise in ecstasy use.