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Know the Risks of Marijuana

Posted by on July 9th, 2019 Posted in: Children and Teens, Health Information Literacy, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites


The number of states legalizing the use of marijuana is slowly growing, whether for medical and/or recreational use. Marijuana use among all adult age groups, both sexes, and pregnant women is increasing as well. At the same time, the perception of how harmful marijuana use can be is declining.

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) offers information about the risks of marijuana on a new web page,Know the Risks of Marijuana. In addition to information about the impact of marijuana on brain health, mental health, athletic performance, and driving, the web page includes three videos:

  • Build a Brain
  • Marijuana Use While Pregnant or Breastfeeding
  • Virtual Assistant

In addition, test your knowledge by taking the Marijuana IQ Quiz.

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Carolyn Martin is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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