Understanding Cannabis Dependence: Facts and Myths


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The majority of states who have legalized marijuana have done so only:

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1. Marijuana is often prescribed for patients:

2. Marijuana is not usually prescribed for:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

While some States are pursuing legalization of marijuana (cannabis), it is important to remember that it is a drug that can cause dependence and side effects. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of marijuana dependence. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know about legal, medicinal and recreational considerations of cannabis use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will ask questions about the following:

  • Reasons marijuana use has been legalized in some places
  • Health indications for medicinal cannabis
  • Side effects and addictive potential of marijuana

Skills Practiced

With this quiz/worksheet combo, you may practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about characteristics of cannabis dependence
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to recognize appropriate use of cannabis
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast psychological and physical dependence

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called Understanding Cannabis Dependence: Facts and Myths to learn more about marijuana dependence. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define cannabis
  • Differentiate between cannabis use, self-medication and dependence
  • Explain the addictive potential of cannabis in terms of physical and psychological addiction