Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 14: Drugs

Student Web Activities - Lesson 2 - Getting the Facts About Marijuana

Getting the Facts About Marijuana


Despite the controversy over marijuana, the bottom line is that it is an illegal drug, and can have serious effects on the brain of a teen. On the Web site below, you will learn some facts about marijuana and what you can do to encourage others not to use it.

Link to explore : Kids Source:


  • Start at the Kids Source Web site.
  • Read the articles about the effects of marijuana.
  • Take notes as you read. When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link, make a list of what you feel are the most important reasons not to use marijuana. Use these reasons to create an e-card or email message that you could send to friends urging them to stay away from marijuana.

What is marijuana?
What are the short-term effects of marijuana use?
What does marijuana do to the brain?
What are potential long-term effects of marijuana use?
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