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42. Is marijuana bad for your brain?
Anees Bahji
<6:21>   December 2019

 

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≪Questions:Is marijuana bad for your brain?≫

  1. In the United States, marijuana used to be classified as a schedule 1 drug. What does it mean?

 




2.Which of the following statements is true?   

  1. Marijuana can be used as medicine in some countries.
  2. Researchers have found exactly what marijuana does to our brain.  
  3. Endocannabinoids release synapses when a message is sent from our brain.
  4. The endocannabinoid system amplifies every signal in our body.

 

3.The following chart describes the two main active compounds that marijuana contains. Fill in the blanks.  

Compound 1:  Tetrahydrocannabinol

(Acronym: (1)                )

Primarily responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive effects on: 

        (2)                              

        (3)                              

        (4)                              

Compound 2:  Cannabidiol

(Acronym: (5)                      )

Responsible for (6)                                effects.
 



  1. Which of the following statements is not true?   
  1. The effects of the use of marijuana vary from person to person.  
  2. Scientists have not discovered how marijuana produces specific harmful effects.
  3. If you are a teenager, the frequent use of marijuana may cause some damage to your brain.
  4. The damage on the white matter in the brain may cause hallucinations and paranoid delusions.

 



  1. Write “T” if the statement is true and “F” if the statement is false.
  1. Marijuana can cause hallucinations or paranoid delusions, but theseusually stop once you stop using marijuana.                      
  2. Marijuana-induced psychosis is more common among young adults.             
  3. If you have a family history of psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, the use of marijuana will most likely trigger psychosis disorders.             
  4. The overuse of marijuana may cause death.               

 



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≪Answers:Is marijuana bad for your brain?≫

  1. In the United States, marijuana used to be classified as a schedule 1 drug. What does it mean?
    (It was the strictest designation possible,) it was completely illegal, and it had no recognized medical uses.

 

2.Which of the following statements is true?   

  1. Marijuana can be used as medicine in some countries.
  2. b.Researchers have found exactly what marijuana does to our brain.  
  3. Endocannabinoids release synapses when a message is sent from our brain.
  4. The endocannabinoid system amplifies every signal in our body.

 



3.The following chart describes the two main active compounds that marijuana contains. Fill in the blanks.  

Compound 1:  Tetrahydrocannabinol

(Acronym: (1)   THC     )

Primarily responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive effects on: 

        (2)   behavior     

        (3)   cognition    

        (4)  perception   

Compound 2:  Cannabidiol

(Acronym: (5)    CBD    )

Responsible for (6) non-psycoactive   effects.

 




 

  1. Which of the following statements is not true?   
  1. The effects of the use of marijuana vary from person to person.  
  2. Scientists have not discovered how marijuana produces specific harmful effects.
  3. If you are a teenager, the frequent use of marijuana may cause some damage to your brain.
  4. The damage on the white matter in the brain may cause hallucinations and paranoid delusions.

 

 

  1. Write “T” if the statement is true and “F” if the statement is false.
  1. Marijuana can cause hallucinations or paranoid delusions, but theseusually stop once you stop using marijuana.        T   
  2. Marijuana-induced psychosis is more common among young adults.      T   
  3. If you have a family history of psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, the use of marijuana will most likely trigger psychosis disorders.     F   
  4. The overuse of marijuana may cause death.       F   

 
 
 

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