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Is Marijuana Medicine? (DrugFacts)

Revised April 2015.
Offers facts about marijuana as a legal medical treatment and about potential and approved treatments using chemicals derived from marijuana (cannabinoids). En Español

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K2/Spice ("Synthetic Marijuana") (DrugFacts)

Revised December 2012.
Provides information about spice, a family of herbal mixtures that produce effects similar to that of marijuana, including how it is used, its popularity among youth, and potential health effects. En Español

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Khat (DrugFacts)

Revised April 2013.
Provides an overview of the stimulant drug khat including the health and behavioral effects of khat abuse and the extent of use of the drug worldwide. En Español

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Lessons from Prevention Research (DrugFacts)

Revised March 2014.
Describes principles important to consider when developing drug abuse prevention programs and discusses issues relevant for family, school, and community settings. En Español

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Marijuana (Research Reports)

Published October 2002. Revised April 2015.
Explores the latest research on marijuana, including the scope of marijuana use in the U.S., health consequences, its effects on everyday activities, and available treatments. En Español

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Marijuana (Mind Over Matter)

Published January 1997. Revised August 2014.
Explains to young teens how THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, causes changes in the brain that affect memory, emotions, balance, and judgment. En Español

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Marijuana (DrugFacts)

Revised April 2015.
Offers facts about marijuana, including how people use it, its effects on the brain and overall health, and treatment options. En Español

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Marijuana: Download the Facts Poster (Featured Publication)

Published August 2012.
Posters for teens and young adults. Single-sided English and double-sided English/Spanish versions available. Emphasizes three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 13-14 Compilations for Students and Teachers.

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Marijuana: Download the Facts Poster (Teaching Guide) (Featured Publication)

Published September 2011.
Front: Targets teens and young adults, emphasizing three essential messages about smoking marijuana: it is addictive, it can lead to school failure, and it impairs driving. Back: Four lesson plans for teachers, including critical-thinking activity worksheets and answer keys. Reviews basic marijuana facts. Helps students differentiate between fact and opinion, understand the importance of sources, analyze an editorial cartoon, and realize how messages about drugs are communicated, overtly and hidden, in songs and music videos. See also Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body—Year 13-14 Compilations for Students and Teachers.

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Marijuana: Facts for Teens (Featured Publication)

Published April 2001. Revised July 2013.
Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, provides facts about marijuana and its potential harmful effects. En Español

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