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Marijuana – Barrington LEADS


Marijuana’s Impact on Teens

While the debate over the virtues and harms of marijuana continue, most everyone agrees that marijuana can have damaging and lasting affects on the developing adolescent brain. Adolescents (as compared to adults) experimenting with marijuana are more likely to develop an addiction and become dependent on marijuana. Learn More

7 Myths of Marijuana

Marijuana is in the news with the legalization of recreational marijuana in some states and the pilot program here in Illinois for medical marijuana. There are lots of voices saying lots of things. It is important to be able to separate myth from fact. Learn More

Marijuana FAQs

Here are facts from a National Institute on Drug Abuse study, The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction.  

How does marijuana work?
All forms of marijuana are mind-altering (psychoactive) they change how the brain works. Marijuana contains more than 400 chemicals, including THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the main active chemical in marijuana, the amount of THC determines its strength or potency. The THC content of marijuana has been increasing since the early 1980’s. Learn More

Medical Marijuana in Illinois

Medical marijuana is a huge debate in society. Some say it will help people with chronic pain, others say it will be abused. Some say it will make marijuana safer, other say it will lead to more drug addiction issues.
Here are some major points which cause concern regarding the Compassionate Care Act which is being pilot-tested in Illinois for 5-years.Learn More

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