DREXEL PSY 310 - Chapter 15- Marijuana (6 pages)

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Psy 310 - Drugs & Human Behavior

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Chapter 15 Marijuana The Cannabis Plant Marijuana is a preparation of leafy material from the Cannabis plant that is usually smoked Three species Cannabis sativa used primarily for its fibers from which hemp rope is made Cannabis indica grown for its psychoactive resins Cannabis ruderalis grows primarily in Russia Cannabis Preparations delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol THC Primary psychoactive agent in Cannabis THC is concentrated in the resin Potency of Cannabis preparations depends on the amount of resin present Most of the resin is in the flowering tops Less in the leaves Little in the fibrous stalks Hashish Most potent preparation In its purest form it consists of pure resin that has been carefully removed from the surface of leaves and stems Relatively rare in the U S About 1 of confiscated marijuana samples Sinsemilla 2nd most potent preparation Consists of dried flowering tops of plants with pistillate flowers i e female plants Average THC content is 11 Smokable marijuana in U S can vary widely in potency from Marijuana History Earliest mention 2737 BC Chinese pharmacy book Recommended several medical uses 1000 AD Social use of the plant had spread to the Muslim world and North Africa Hashishiyya religious cult carried out political murders o Origin of the word assassin Hashish use mentioned frequently in The Arabian Nights U S Regulation 1926 Series of newspaper articles linked marijuana and crime Public interest increased 1936 All states had laws regulating the use sale and or possession of marijuana Most early regulation efforts Based on concerns about use and criminal behavior Concerns not based on direct evidence Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 Followed the regulation by taxation theme of the 1914 Harrison Act Grower distributor seller and buyer were taxed Result administratively almost impossible to deal in Cannabis State laws made possession and use illegal 1969 U S Supreme Court declared the Marijuana Tax Act unconstitutional After the Marijuana Tax Act Cost of



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