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All You Need to Know about Marijuana in 17 Minutes

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This title is a part of the series All You Need to Know about Drugs Series


Catalogue Number:  600575
Producer:  Human Relations Media
Subject:  Health and Medicine
Language:  English
Grade Level:  3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2011
Running Time:  17
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Program summarizes the many risks of marijuana use. Viewers learn how THC attaches to cannabinoid receptors in the brain to cause psychoactive effects. Scientists use MRI images to show how marijuana causes serious impairment to learning and memory and can permanently damage a young person's brain. The legal issues related to marijuana are covered, and the association between pot and mental illness is explored. Doctors use graphic medical images to show how marijuana raises the risk of lung cancer. Young recovering addicts describe how marijuana affected their lives and futures. They also dispel myths that marijuana is not addictive. The program includes new information about synthetic cannabinoid products such as Spice and K2.

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