Currently there is a lack of resources devoted to educating physicians about this most commonly used illicit substance.
Social Safety Implications: Effects on Driving Marijuana impairs the ability to judge time, distance, and speed; it slows reaction time and reduces ability to track moving objects.
Data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show an increase in youth rates of marijuana use from to in New Mexico since medical marijuana was legalized inalthough this trend among adolescents has thus far not been found in other states Marijuana Policy Project.
The American public largely supports the legalization of medical marijuana.
Those are cannabidiol CBD — which seems to impact the brain without a high— and tetrahydrocannabinol THC — which has pain relieving properties and is largely responsible for the high.
In light of the rapidly shifting legal landscape, more research is urgently needed to better understand the impact of legalization on public health.
However, scientific study of the chemicals in marijuana, called cannabinoids, has led to two FDA-approved medications that contain cannabinoid chemicals in pill form. This article is for informational purposes only, and is not meant to offer medical advice. You might not think marijuana and quizzes go together, but on the assumption that you arrived at this quiz sober, we pose some serious questions that will require your utmost attention and critical thinking skills.
In one study, adolescents who began smoking cannabis early 14—22 years of age and stopped by age 22 had significantly greater cognitive deficits at age 27 than nonusing peers Abrams said.