Tag: Marijuana

Is Recreational Marijuana a Gateway Drug?

As of 2018, more than 11 million young adults reported marijuana use. After alcohol, marijuana is the most commonly used mind-altering drug in the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) refers to …

An Up Close Look at THC

Tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC, is the chemical responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the chemical structure of THC is similar to a chemical found naturally …