Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plant. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical THC and other
Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. Its use is widespread
among young people. In 2015, more than 11 million young adults ages 18 to 25 used marijuana
in the past year. The number of young people who believe regular marijuana use is risky is
Legalization of marijuana for medical use or adult recreational use in a growing number of states may affect these views. When a person smokes marijuana, THC quickly passes from the lungs into the bloodstream. The blood carries the chemical to the brain and other organs throughout the body.
This is where Whitman County Public Health (WCPH) steps in. Here is what WCPH says YOU
need to know about marijuana: