1. what was the first regulation on cannabis
    • marijuana tax act 1937
    • high taxes on buyers, sellers, distrubutors
  2. when was the peak of marijuana use
  3. what is marijuana
    preparation of the leafy material from the cannabis plant that
  4. why is marijuana classified differently
    its effects are varied and complex
  5. parts of cannabis that contains the most THC
  6. is marijuana addictive
    • it can be
    • some people have experienced symptoms of dependence and withdrawal
    • correlation with mood disorders
    • not as addictive as alcohol or cocaine
  7. how many cannabinoids in cannabis
    66, several other active ingredients
  8. what is the primary psychoactive agent in cannabis
  9. what is HASH
    • pure resin that has been carefully removed from the surface of leaves and stemsĀ 
    • rare in the US
  10. how does cannabis act in the body
    • binds to cannabinoid receptors in the body
    • heavily concentrated in the reward pathway, areas involving motivation, motor coordination, integration of sensory experiences
  11. ways of ingesting cannabis
    • hash
    • hash oil
    • cannabis resin
  12. affects and storage of cannabinoids in the body
    • It changes response times throughout the CNS
    • it also increases heart rate
    • its fat soluble
  13. quickest-slowest way to absorb THC
    smoking(lung-blood-brain), oral THC (absorbed more slowly, transformed by the liver)
  14. what marijuana does to your brain
    structural changes happen in the brain(especially nucleus accumbens and amygdala)
  15. behavioral effects of cannabinoids(including THC)
    • learning, coordination, problem solving are affected.
    • heavy use prior to 18 can have long term effects on motivational system
    • with chronic use you may not reach your highest IQ
  16. medical uses for cannabis
    • appetite stimulation, enhanced food appeal
    • can treat chronic pain, neural pain, seizures, and chemotherapy side effects
  17. connection between cannabis and cancer
    • some compounds in marijuana can stop or lessen the spread of cancer
    • but there's many conflicting studies
  18. risk of long term smoking
    smoke compounds can clog the lungs and prevent oxygen from being absorbed, no body has to work harder
  19. smoking vs vaping
    • vaping-inhale fewer toxic compounds and less carbon monoxide
    • also can be more potent, so dosing can be dangerous
  20. Wisconsin use
    prevalence of marijuana has decreased between 1999 and 2013
  21. Dr. Krista Lisdahl research
    • chronic users show structural differences than non-users
    • MRIs show change in hippocampus
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