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Research Reports: Marijuana

Revised July 2019.

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. In Spanish

Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

Revised July 2018.

Provides important facts about marijuana and offers parents tips for talking with their children about the drug and its potential harmful effects. In Spanish

Marijuana: Facts for Teens

Revised December 2017.

Presented in question-and-answer format and targeted to teens, provides facts about marijuana and its potential harmful effects. In Spanish

DrugFacts: Marijuana

Revised July 2019.

A plain-language research summary about marijuana, including how people use it, its effects on the brain and overall health, and treatment options In Spanish

DrugFacts: Marijuana as Medicine

Revised July 2019.

Offers facts about marijuana as a legal medical treatment and about potential and approved treatments using chemicals derived from marijuana (cannabinoids). In Spanish

Is Marijuana Safe to Use While Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

Published August 2019.

To date, there are no marijuana-derived medications that are FDA-approved for treating conditions associated with pregnancy, including nausea. However, marijuana is the illicit drug most commonly used by pregnant women, with rates doubling since 2002.

Mind Matters: Marijuana

Published July 2018.

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how marijuana changes the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. In Spanish

Marijuana: Download the Facts Poster

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.

Marijuana: Download the Facts Poster (Teaching Guide)

Published September 2011.

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. 

The Brain & the Actions of Cocaine, Opioids and Marijuana

Revised January 2007.

The first in a 5-part series, offers an understanding of the brain, how the reward center works, and what happens in the brain when a person uses cocaine, opioids (heroin), or marijuana.

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