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Marijuana - Myths & Facts - ONDPC

Marijuana - Myths & Facts - ONDPC

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Use of marijuana has adverse health, safety, social, academic, economic, and behavioral consequences. And yet, astonishingly, many people view the drug as “harmless.” The widespread perception of marijuana as a benign natural herb seriously detracts from the most basic message our society needs to deliver: It is not OK for anyone—especially young people—to use this or any other illicit drug.
Use of marijuana has adverse health, safety, social, academic, economic, and behavioral consequences. And yet, astonishingly, many people view the drug as “harmless.” The widespread perception of marijuana as a benign natural herb seriously detracts from the most basic message our society needs to deliver: It is not OK for anyone—especially young people—to use this or any other illicit drug.

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Published by: PRMurphy on Jan 15, 2011
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MARIJUANA
myths
 
10 Popular Misperceptions
 
FACTS
 
The Truth Behind
 
OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY 
 
 
MARIJUANA
ARIJUANA
myths
 
 
FACTS
The Truth Behind
10 Popular Misperceptions
OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction..............................................................................
 
1
Myth #1:
 
Marijuana is harmless
 
..........................................
 
3
Myth #2:
 
Marijuana is not addictive
 
...................................
 
7
Myth #3:
 
Marijuana is not as harmful to your health
as tobacco.............................................................
 
9
Myth #4:
 
Marijuana makes you mellow.............................
 
10
Myth #5:
 
Marijuana is used to treat cancer and
other diseases......................................................
 
11
Myth #6:
 
Marijuana is not as popular as MDMA (Ecstasy)
or other drugs among teens today......................
 
13
Myth #7:
 
If I buy marijuana,
 
I’m not hurting
anyone else.........................................................
 
14
Myth #8:
 
My kids won’t be exposed to marijuana.............
 
17
Myth #9:
 
 There’s not much parents can do to stop their
kids from experimenting with marijuana...........
 
19
Myth #10:
 
 The government sends otherwise innocent
people to prison for casual marijuana use.........
 
21
Conclusion
 
..............................................................................
 
23
Glossary..................................................................................
 
25
References
 
...............................................................................
 
27
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FACTS
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Within the Weed Belt Update: "Evidence grows that marijuana use can cause acute psychosis, bring forward in time a first schizophrenia episode, and worsen the prognosis of patients with psychotic disorders." ie; AZ Shooter Jared Loughner.
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