What is the truth about marijuana?
It is important to know because thirty-nine percent of teens believe marijuana use has no risks and more than half of high school seniors have tried it. Twenty-seven percent of teens say they can purchase marijuana in less that an hour. Clearly people should know the answer to the question: Is marijuana dangerous? Drug Wars - The New Marijuana is a wonderful and valuable tool to teach the truth about marijuana.
An in-depth interview with Eric Martin, one of the nation's leading authorities, reveals the properties and characteristics of the "new marijuana." Martin, Executive Director of the Addiction Counselor Certification Board for the State of Oregon, makes it simple by dispelling the myths about marijuana.
This comprehensive film answers these questions:
Is marijuana really natural?
Is smoking marijuana dangerous?
Does it have lasting affects?
How have changes in growing techniques affected marijuana's potency?
How does marijuana affect your heart, lungs, brain and memory?
What is really meant by "getting high?"
How does marijuana interact with other drugs?
Martin explains how changes in growing techniques make today’s marijuana more potent that ever. A substance that people still call "natural" is now 33 times more potent than the marijuana of the sixties, causing greater short and long-term physical, mental and psychological damage.
In an engaging approach, Martin discusses the effects of marijuana on the brain, heart, lungs, and immune system. Viewers see how using this addictive substance will affect even the simplest activities in their daily lives.
DRUG WARS - The New Marijuana is designed to be used by anyone who has the task of disseminating information about drug abuse. Some of you will be able to develop a discussion outline by simply watching the video. The links below contain a discussion guide for the audience and a complete guide for an instructor or group leader to enhance the presentation of this powerful story.
Reviews: "Unravels the myths regarding marijuana and explains how genetic engineering techniques have changed it dramatically over the years. Discusses the effects of marijuana on the brain, heart, lungs, and immune system." State of California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs
"Eric Martin, national leading expert on marijuana, expounds truth over myth as he presents the facts in this powerful program. Martin also explains how changes in marijuana growing techniques during the last three decades have increased its potency, causing greater short and long term physical, mental, and psychological damage." REFORML