About This Chapter
About This Chapter
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that are found in the cannabis plant. They suppress the release of neurotransmitters in the brain. Watching the video lessons in this Cannabinoids chapter could help you to understand:
- Various patterns of cannabinoid use
- The gateway hypothesis
- The administration and abuse of cannabinoids
- The different types of cannabinoids
|Cannabinoids: History and Types||Explore the history of marijuana.|
|Understanding Cannabis Dependence: Facts and Myths||Discover truths and untruths about dependence on cannabis.|
|Acute Psychological, Physiological and Behavioral Effects of Marijuana||Explain how marijuana use affects the mind and body.|
|Chronic Long-Term Effects of Marijuana||Discuss how marijuana affects users over a long period of time.|
|Patterns of Cannabinoid Abuse||Learn about tolerance levels and withdrawal symptoms of cannabinoid users and routes of administration.|
|The Gateway Hypothesis: From Marijuana to Other Illicit Drugs||Discuss the widely-held belief that marijuana use could lead to the use of other drugs.|
|Signs and Symptoms of Marijuana Dependence||Discover the warning signs and symptoms of marijuana dependence.|
|The Medical Marijuana Controversy: Pros and Cons||Study the reasons why medical marijuana is believed to be beneficial or detrimental.|
|Prevention and Treatment Programs for Marijuana Abuse||Learn about programs designed to prevent marijuana abuse or to treat those who may be dependent on the substance.|
1. Cannabis: History & Types of Cannabinoids
In this lesson, we will learn about the history of cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, the various types of cannabinoids that make up the cannabis plant, and how the cannabinoids affect the human body.
2. Understanding Cannabis Dependence: Facts and Myths
There are many myths about cannabis - or marijuana - use and dependence. In this lesson, we'll look at the medicinal benefits of cannabis, as well as the dangers of cannabis use.
3. Chronic Long-Term Effects of Marijuana Use
In this lesson, we will learn about the long term effects of chronic marijuana use. We will learn how long-term chronic marijuana exposure effects on an individual's physical and non-physical well-being.
4. Marijuana Dependence: Signs & Symptoms
In this lesson, we will learn about some warning signs of marijuana dependence. We'll also go over the symptoms and indicators that someone may be at risk for marijuana dependence.
5. The Medical Marijuana Controversy: Pros & Cons
In this lesson, we will learn about the pros and cons of marijuana use as a medical option. We will learn about the history of medical marijuana, the proponents' arguments, and the opponents' rationale against legalization.
6. Prevention & Treatment Programs for Marijuana Abuse
In this lesson, we will learn about the prevention and treatment programs for marijuana abuse. We will discover what effective prevention options exist and what treatments are available after addiction.
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Other chapters within the Health 102: Substance Abuse course
- Introduction to Substance Abuse
- Tobacco & Nicotine
- Psychomotor Stimulants
- Anti-anxiety & Sedative Hypnotics
- Antipsychotic Drugs, Antidepressants & Mood Stabilizers
- Lesser Known Drugs that Are Abused
- Pharmacological & Neurophysiological Principles
- Classification of Drugs
- Inhaled Substances
- Anabolic Steroids
- Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs