Learn the basic facts behind marijuana, including its history and changing legal status, medical uses, signs of abuse and dependence, treatment options, prevention tools for parents, and much more.With changing legal and social attitudes towards marijuana use, both medicinal and recreational, what are the basic facts we need to know about the health effects and potential dangers of marijuana use? In this Get Smart Quick Guide, expert resources and information come together in an engaging and accessible e-book short. Topics include:What marijuana is and where the entire cannabis family of drugs come fromThe history of marijuana’s use and abuseChanging cultural, social, and legal factorsDefinitions of normal use, abuse, and dependence, with information on prevention and advice for parentsHow marijuana works, including its health effects and what makes it so prone to abuse and dependenceIntervention and effective treatment methodsRelapse prevention tools for recovering dependents and addicts
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