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True or false: marijuana has negative effects on many of the skills required for driving cars.

True. Using marijuana can impair your judgment, motor coordination, ability to concentrate, and slow your reaction time. Therefore, it can impair your driving skills. 


Explain how Marijuana effects the brain. It counts as correct if your team identifies 3 known effects.

Marijuana use directly affects brain function — specifically the parts of the brain responsible for memory, motivation, learning, attention, decision-making, coordination, emotions, long term sense of pleasure and reaction time.


If a woman is pregnant and smokes marijuana, will it hurt the baby?

Yes. Marijuana passes through the mother and leads to babies who are sleepy. Sleepiness leads to poor weight gain and possibly developmental delays. These motor delays last long after the exposure ends. 


True or false: Alcohol is a stimulant drug?

False, Alcohol is a depressant.


True or False: You can always be sure of what is in drugs purchased from street dealers or friends at school.

False.  Even if a person "trusts" their dealer street drugs are often made in dirty kitchens with toxic chemicals.  They are also often "dusted" or "laced" very unpredictably with other drugs like fentanyl and heroin.


True or False: If someone is using Xanax (bars) regularly without a prescription they should stop immediately.

False: More serious Xanax withdrawal symptoms can lead to fatality. Always consult a doctor.  Symptoms can include: 

  • Seizures 
  • Psychosis/Paranoia  
  • Hallucinations
  • Convulsions

This is what many people are running from and avoiding when they misuse substances.

Feeling all of their feelings and honest communication with others.


Does vaping affect school, sports, or other activities?

Yes.  Vaping can get students into legal trouble and expelled from school.  Vaping also damages the lungs and makes physical activies difficult over time.


Name 3 proven positive side effects when someone stops smoking (anything).

They smell better to other people, food tastes better, they get a better night's sleep, they have more money, they can breathe better.


The legal age to use marijuana wherever it IS legal?

Still 21


True or false: It takes two weeks to eliminate marijuana from your system.

False. THC can be detected up to one month in urine and up to 90 days in hair.


Increased heart rate, increased aggression and rage, and intense anxiety or panic attacks are effects to your body caused by?

Long term marijuana use


Growth disorders, apathy, drowsiness, vomiting/nausea and mood changes: a) are short-term effects of marijuana b) are addictions of marijuana c) are long-term effects of marijuana

c) are long-term effects of marijuana


Consuming four or more alcoholic drinks in an hour is: a) addiction b) binge drinking c) partying

b) binge drinking. The average person can only metabolize one 6 oz size alcoholic beverage per hour.

Street names are crank, chalk, or speed.
What is methamphetamine?

True or false: smoking marijuana causes respiratory diseases, such as lung cancer, emphysema and bronchitis.

True, and in many cases worse than traditional cigarettes, since blunts have no filter.


Name three interventions you can use to help with stress and depression.

Exercise, meditation, yoga, talking with someone you trust, deep breathing, honoring your feelings, doing something fun. 


According to scientific studies who has poorer memories and lower IQ's than other people their own age.

People who use Marijuana.


Street names for _________ are big h, horse, smack, thunder, nosedrops, and junk. Also, known as one of the most addictive drugs with someone's first use.



How much Fentanyl does it take to overdose and die?

An amount that is about 100 times smaller than a penny. Smaller than a thumb nail.


True or false: marijuana users between the ages of 12 and 17 are 85 times more likely to use cocaine.

True. Using weed impacts the reward centers of the brain and create a desire for a "better high".


The following symptoms are all possible when you use too much of what substance?

  • Blurred vision
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nervousness
  • pounding in the ears



True or false:  As a society we are fully aware of all the long-term side effects that vaping and strong THC has on people.

False, these kinds of drugs and devices have not been seen before. This is the guinea pig generation.


Chemicals in this include rat poison, acetone, and formaldehyde.

What is a cigarette?

The top 2 most addictive drugs used in the USA are:

Caffeine and nicotine

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