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The Campus Pot Connection

THE CAMPUS POT CONNECTION The recreational use of mari- juana started long ago. The first reference to cannabis as a psychoactive agent dates to 2727 B.C. Overview History of pot 1850 - 1942 Marijuana was listed in the United States Pharmacopeia and was prescribed for vari- ous illnesses. 41.5% 1930s 1" of Americans aged 12 or older have tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug A campaign conducted in the 1930s by the US. Federal Bureau of Narcotics portrayed marijuana as an addicting substance. 1960s It was used by college students and "hippies" to rebel against authority. It is very harmful -especially for students - because it causes 1970 The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 dassified marijuana along with heroin and LSD as having the highest abuse potential. 1980s Problems with Reduced short- learning Altered sense of time term memory After being considered an illicit drug marijuana usage decline. 1990s Loss of coordination The usage of marijuana by college students steadily rose during this decade. Altered Psychological dependence 2000s cognition Marijuana became part of the curriculum in some colleges, such as Med Grow Cannabis College, in Michigan. The dangers Find out why marijuana is considered dangerous: O Alcohol consumption College students' high-risk behaviors related to marijuana (by users and nonusers) 98.7% Tobacco usage 100 Alcohol consumption during intercourse Pot causes dependence and health problems. 75.4% 75.7% 80 Other drug usage during intercourse But it cannot lead to a fatal overdose. 60 Users O Nonusers Regardless, it's considered dangerous since it can be a gateway drug 40 30.2% 30.5% 12.5% 13.3% 20 0.7% Comparison Marijuana is most popular with young adults aged 18-25, especially college students. Find out more: Comparison between illicit drugs used by college students (2010) * Not even the usage rate of other illicit drugs combined outnum- bers the usage rate of mari- juana consumed by students. Any illicit drug other than marijuana: 17.1% Hallucinogens: 4.9% Marijuana and Hashish: 32.7% Any illicit drug other than marijuana Use of marijuana and illicit drugs by college students (by year) Marijuana and hashish 35.9% The usage of marijuana by college students had an all-time high in 1998. 40 percent 35 30 E 25E 20 15 10 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Legalization efforts ( 2005 2010 Denver voters approved a law that allows University of Colorado- Boulder and Colorado State University students promoted a referendum for the schools to declare marijuana safer than alcohol. The U.S. Govern- possession of an ounce of marijuana without penalty state law still makes California Supreme Court decides those with a doctor's permission can only grow or possess "reasonable amounts" of marijuana. ment patents the therapeutic use of cannabinoids. possession illegal. 2003 2005 There was a 386.4% increase of on-campus marijuana arrests in 2010 at the State University of New York at Osewego. Punishment in Schools college varies by institution: Punishment for using marijuana in Some will give you a At others you have verbal warning Or you may face suspension to pay a fine Sources: Monitoringthefuture.org | Oswegonian.com | Higheredcenter.org | Narconon.org Saferchoice.org | Whitehousedrugpolicy-gov | Marijuanaaddictiontreatment.org Information provided by: http://www.onlinecolleges.net ONLINE COLLEGES

The Campus Pot Connection

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Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. This infographic takes a look at marijuana use and college students. It takes a look at the history of pot, use among students, legalization efforts a...

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