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Marijuana Awareness Training Quiz & Slide Program

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 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

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marijuana-leaf-joint-140423Marijuana 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, ruderalis 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 or flower 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

  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 potentially 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, sodas 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

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Order a downloadable PDF version of this popular quiz, with all of the answers and a scoring guide, suitable for reproduction and use in your organization or locality.  You also receive a PowerPoint slide program to present the quiz questions and answers to your youth or adult groups. 

The Marijuana Awareness Training Quiz and slide program are also included among other ready-to-use materials in the Marijuana Awareness School & Community Campaign.