Marijuana (Video) (part of “Drugs: The Straight Facts”)


Discusses the history of marijuana, its effects on the body, teenage attitudes toward it, psychological dependency, and more.

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#7134  Marijuana has the distinction of being the most widely used illicit drug in the United States. This video traces the history of marijuana and goes on to explain:

  • some of the many uses of the hemp plant
  • the effects on the body of THC – the primary psychoactive chemical in marijuana, sinsemilla, hashish, and hash oil
  • the short- and long-term health implications of marijuana abuse
  • teenage attitudes toward marijuana

In addition, the DVD investigates the concept of psychological dependency and considers whether marijuana is a gateway drug.

Correlates to National and State Educational Standards including the NCLB Act. Viewing time: 20 minutes. Closed-captioned. 2010.

Format/purchase options: Streaming Video, 3-Year Subscription ($99.95); DVD ($99.95); and Streaming Video + DVD ($179.00).

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Click here to download a free instructor’s guide.

This item is part of the Drugs: The Straight Facts series.



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Streaming Video, 3-Year Subscription, DVD only, Streaming Video + DVD


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