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The Marijuana Awareness Training Quiz

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How’s your knowledge of marijuana and how it can affect your life?

Almost everything we once knew about marijuana from the 1960’s-1970’s has changed.

That includes laws dealing with legalization for medical and recreational use, drug potency, products and methods of use, risk potential and harmful effects, and youth prevention and treatment strategies.

If you are a health, safety or substance abuse professional, parent, business owner, or a concerned citizen who wants to know how today’s marijuana can affect them, their loved ones, and their business, take this brief quiz today.

 

Marijuana Awareness TrainingTM Quiz

  1. Marijuana is a mind-altering drug found only in the sativa species of the cannabis plant. True or False
  2. The main chemical giving marijuana its intoxicating effects is THC or delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol. True or False
  3. Marijuana has the second highest rate of dependence or abuse among all drugs. True or False
  4. Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the US. True or False
  5. Marijuana can be smoked, vaporized, or consumed as a food, beverage, pill, or tincture. True or False
  6. Today’s marijuana is more potent than that found just a few years ago. True or False
  7. Marijuana is legal for recreational use by adults in eight states. True or False
  8. Marijuana has been approved by the FDA for certain medical uses. True or False
  9. Marijuana is basically harmless. True or False
  10. Youth marijuana use can’t be effectively prevented or treated. True or False

 

Marijuana Awareness TrainingTM Quiz Answers

  1. Marijuana is a mind-altering drug found only in the sativa species of the cannabis plant. True or False

False.  Marijuana goes by many names, including cannabis, weed, pot, dope, ganja, MJ, and herb.  Whatever the name, marijuana is indeed a mind-altering drug.  But cannabis sativa is not the only marijuana plant species.  Also common today are indica and hybrid plants.  Within each species are various strains of plants, with innocuous sounding names such as Cherry Pie (sativa), Bubba Kush (indica), and Girl Scout Cookies (hybrid).

  1. The main chemical giving marijuana its intoxicating effects is THC or delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol. True or False

True.  THC is the most common and most psychoactive of the over 100 cannabinoid chemicals found in the cannabis plant.  Most THC is found in the bud of the marijuana plant.  Marijuana also contains hundreds of other chemicals.

  1. Marijuana has the second highest rate of dependence or abuse among all drugs. True or False

True.  Marijuana is ranked only behind alcohol in the number of Americans meeting clinical criteria for drug dependence or abuse in the past year.  Over four million US citizens are believed to be dependent on or abuse marijuana.  This number is twice the dependence/abuse rate for prescription drugs, and nearly five times that of cocaine.

More on nationwide drug trends: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/nationwide-trends

 

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  1. Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the US. True or False

True.  Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in America and in the world.  Marijuana is also the most widely used illegal drug among US youth.  With older adolescents, nearly 35% have tried marijuana in the past year, and over 21% were current users.

More on the scope of marijuana use in the US: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/what-scope-marijuana-use-in-united-states

  1. Marijuana can be smoked, vaporized, or consumed as a food, beverage, pill, or tincture. True or False

True.  Marijuana today can be ingested into the body in many ways to receive its intoxicating or medicinal effects.  These include inhaling it by smoking marijuana in cigarettes (joints), cigars (blunts), or using water pipes (bongs) or vaporizers (vape pen).  Marijuana can also be consumed in foods like cookies, brownies or candies, or in cooking oils (cannaoils) or butter (cannabutter), or in pills, capsules or tincture (liquid concentrate), as well as in beverages such as teas or alcoholic spirits.  It can also be applied to the body using topicals like salves or oils.

More drug facts: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana

  1. Today’s marijuana is more potent than that found just a few years ago. True or False

True.  Today’s marijuana is much stronger than in earlier years.  This is believed to be due in part to advanced growing methods, which have resulted in reported plant THC levels over 10%.  Even more important, however, is the fact that processing of marijuana extracts like budder, shatter, and wax have resulted in reports of THC levels over 80%, which could increase the likelihood of negative effects and abuse potential.

More about marijuana: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/references

 

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  1. Marijuana is legal for recreational use by adults in eight states. True or False

True.  Before Tuesday November 8th, 2016, marijuana was legal for adult recreational use in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia.  Post-election day Tuesday, legalized recreational marijuana use has been expanded to a total of eight states (excluding DC).  The latest states to allow recreational marijuana use for adults include Massachusetts, California, Nevada, and Maine.

  1. Marijuana has been approved by the FDA for certain medical uses. True or False

False.  While marijuana appears to have certain medicinal effects, the FDA has not approved marijuana for treating any medical condition.  The FDA has, however, approved two drugs that contain THC for treating nausea from chemotherapy, and to increase appetite in patients with AIDS.

More on medical marijuana: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana-medicine

  1. Marijuana is basically harmless. True or False

False.  This is a myth.  Marijuana can and does cause harm, pain and suffering among adults, families, and particularly youth.  Harmful outcomes resulting from marijuana use, especially early, frequent and heavy use, include risks to brain development, physical and mental health, social well-being, and increased likelihood of other illegal drug use, accidents and addiction.  Marijuana impaired employees can also affect businesses’ bottom line by reducing job performance and productivity, and increasing accidents.

Other common myths associated with marijuana use: http://preventionpluswellness.com/2016/10/myths-about-marijuana/

 

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  1. Youth marijuana use can’t be effectively prevented or treated. True or False

False.  There are several evidence-based programs shown to be effective in preventing and treating marijuana use and abuse.  For example, there are two cost-effective screening and brief interventions found to prevent marijuana use and increase healthy habits among young people.  These include the SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness program for youth, and the InShape Prevention Plus Wellness program for young adults.

More on evidence-based programs for preventing and treating youth marijuana use: http://www.samhsa.gov/capt/tools-learning-resources/prevention-programs-address-youth-marijuana-use

Scoring Yourself

If you got all 10 items correct on this quiz, congratulations!  You just might be a canna-savant!

If you got 1-2 items wrong, good for you.  But you still might want to find out more about today’s marijuana, and how it can affect you, your family, and your community.

If you got three or more items wrong, I’m wondering what you’ve been smoking (or eating, vaporizing, etc.).  Pot humor aside, you have room to improve your marijuana awareness level.  Check out our marijuana blogs and webinars to learn more: http://preventionpluswellness.com/category/blog/

Thank you for taking the Marijuana Awareness TrainingTM Quiz.  ©All Rights Reserved, 2016

 

Tell us what you’d like to learn more about marijuana.  We will use your questions and comments to create future articles and webinars addressing marijuana use legalization, potency, products, harm, prevention, treatment or other topics.

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