Approaches to Prevention/Mitigation
– Drug can be psychologically addictive, so it is not recommended to abuse the drug. If one becomes addicted they can be treated at a rehabilitation center.
– Drug use is legal in some states for medicinal purposes and recreational, so laws differ from state to state, but possession of a certain amount of the drug may be illegal.
My Recommended Action
– My recommended action is that a person uses this drug at their own caution. Cannabis has been around for years and it is just now getting researched for its many medicinal uses. The drug seems to be beneficial for its medicinal uses and could possibly one day be legalized nationally for it, which could benefit the economy. It is still hard to say what its long term effects are for a constant, recreational user, but it doesn’t look to be worse than that of cigarettes. if you would like to watch an interesting documentary on cannabis to get more informed then i recommend this one:
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
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DEA. (2013). National drug threat assessment summary. Retrieved from http://www.justice.gov/dea/resource-center/DIR-017-13%20NDTA%20Summary%20final.pdf
ElSohly, M. A. (2007). Marijuana and the Cannabinoids. Totowa, New Jersey: Humana Press
Russo, E. B. (2007). History of cannabis and its preparation in saga, science, and sobriquest. Retreived from http://letfreedomgrow.org/cmu/Russo2007.pdf