SHATTER THE MYTHS WITH FACTS



FACT #1

The Marijuana TALK KIT provides tips and tools on what you need to know to talk with your teen about marijuana. Go to www.drugfree.org#MJTalkKit to access this outstanding resources. (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids)
 

 FACT #2

 9 out of 10 individuals who struggle with addiction began drinking, smoking, and using other drugs before they turned 18 years of age. (National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse)
 

FACT #3

THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocanabinol) is the psychoactive ingredient found in marijuana. Marijuana concentrates contain extraordinarily high levels ranging from 40-80 percent THC amounts. This form of marijuana can be up to four times stronger in THC content than high grade marijuana, which normally measures around 20 percent THC levels. (DEA)


FACT #4

A brain imaging study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse has shown that regular users of marijuana have less gray matter than nonusers of the drug in the orbitofrontal cortex, a brain region that contributes to impulse control, decision making, and learning. (NIDA)