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Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know

NIDA Truth Poll

NIDA's Truth Poll is offered to students during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Chat Day to encourage them to think about their daily challenges related to substance use in their student and family communities. These are some questions from the most recent poll.

This graph shows that in response to the statement “I really don’t know how marijuana affects the brain,” 49% of students said no, 30% said yes, and 21% said maybe.
This graph shows that in response to the statement “I have friends who try to talk me into smoking marijuana,” 66% of students said no, 26% said yes, and 8% said maybe.
This graph shows that in response to the statement “I don’t think marijuana is all that bad,” 50% of students said no, 35% said yes, and 15% said maybe.
This graph shows that in response to the statement “There are things I wish I could tell my parents but I am afraid they will judge me,” 57% of students said yes, 33% said no, and 10% said maybe.
This graph shows that in response to the statement “If I thought I needed drug treatment, I would know who to contact,” 57% of students said yes, 32% said no, and 11% said maybe.
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NIDA. (2018, July 24). Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/marijuana-facts-parents-need-to-know

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