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Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug in the U.S. Use of marijuana has adverse health, safety, social, academic, econ., & behavioral conseq., yet many people view the drug as harmless. This report looks at 10 popular misperceptions about marijuana & explains why they are wrong. Includes: marijuana is harmless, not addictive, not as harmful to your health as tobacco, makes you mellow, is used to treat cancer & other diseases, & is not as popular as MDMA (Ecstasy) or other drugs among teens; if I buy marijuana, I'm not hurting anyone else; my kids won't be exposed to marijuana; there's not much parents can do to stop their kids from experimenting with marijuana; & the gov't. sends otherwise innocent people to prison for casual marijuana use.Leonard, Barry is the author of 'Marijuana Myths and Facts : The Truth Behind 10 Popular Misperceptions', published 2005 under ISBN 9780756748289 and ISBN 0756748283.