Cannabis/Marijuana: The Basics

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This module provides a broad understanding of cannabis/marijuana. This includes terminology, reasons young people do or do not use, the endocannabinoid system, short-term and long-term effects of cannabis/marijuana use, and the potential impacts on the adolescent brain.



  • Increase knowledge about basic facts of cannabis/marijuana 
  • Gain awareness of the potential harms of cannabis/marijuana use, including its impact on the adolescent brain
  • Allow students to summarize the basic facts of cannabis/marijuana