Contents Series Foreword xi Acknowledgments xiii Introduction xv Guide to Health Literacy xix Common Misconceptions about Marijuana xxvii Questions and Answers 1 The Social Context of Marijuana Use 3 1. What is marijuana? 3 2. What is the difference between marijuana that people smoke and other products that contain marijuana or marijuana extracts? 6 3. What compounds are found in marijuana, and which make you feel high? 12 4. How common is marijuana use in the United States and around the world today? 15 5. How is marijuana different today than it was in the past? 18 6. How have attitudes about marijuana use changed over time in the United States? 19
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