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Adolescents and Teenagers: Pot Use and the Developing Brain

There is great debate among health professionals about the negative effects of marijuana use among youth, including whether or not those effects are permanent.


Breathalyzer Test for Marijuana Soon Available

The marijuana breathalyzer will follow the same concept as the traditional alcohol breathalyzer test by detecting the substance in exhaled breath at the scene.


Cannabis Addiction

Cannabis is nowhere near as addictive as nicotine or alcohol but it is wrong to say it is not habit-forming. This "soft" drug is one of the most widely used illegal substances in the United States. Some people report that they can use marijuana occasionally, or even regularly, without becoming addicted.


Cannabis Drug Tests

Cannabis and its active ingredient THC is tested for in most drug tests. After one-off or occasional use its break-down products or metabolites can be detected between 3-5 days after use. (1) However, THC can be detected in a chronic user up to 12 weeks after use (2) although the average is 25(3) -27 days (4). Cannabis is highly detectable a long time after use because THC lingers in the fatty tissues of the body and leaks steadily into the blood and then the urine over weeks. It is difficult to determine exactly how long it will take the THC to leave your body. It depends on your metabolism, how much you ingested and how often you used weed or hash.


Cannabis Effects

Cannabis induces a state of intoxicated relaxation, euphoria and dreaminess for users. It is considered a "soft" drug, and can pave the way for experimentation with other substances. It is quick acting. When smoked, the pot's first effects are usually felt within seconds. The peak follows within minutes and then declines sharply after about forty five minutes, with a ninety minute tail-off. You feel a general sense of well being and relaxation, giddiness and euphoria. You may also experience introspective dreaminess, increased appreciation of music, sleepiness and time distortion. The effects can be subtle. First time users often detect little or no effect.


Cannabis FAQ

» What is a blunt? » Can marijuana make you sterile? » Is it safe to smoke marijuana during pregnancy? » Should I smoke marijuana and drive? » Can cannabis make you schizophrenic? » Is cannabis getting stronger? » How long does cannabis remain detectable in a urine drug test?


Cannabis FAQ

» What is a blunt? » Can marijuana make you sterile? » Is it safe to smoke marijuana during pregnancy? » Should I smoke marijuana and drive? » Can cannabis make you schizophrenic? » Is cannabis getting stronger? » How long does cannabis remain detectable in a urine drug test?


Cannabis Links

interesting, informative, or hilariously biased reading material


Cannabis Sources

primary sources Cannabis - The Scientific & Medical Evidence House Of Lords Select Committee on Science & Technology » online version


Cannabis Users Especially Susceptible to Developing False Memories

A recent study out of the University of Barcelona looked at the effect of cannabis use on memory distortions.



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