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Marijuana Facts

  • Short-term effects of marijuana include euphoria, problems with memory and learning, loss of coordination, and difficulty with problem solving
  • The amount of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana has been increasing over the past few decades. This may explain the rise in ER visits involving marijuana use.
  • Various methods of use can impact the intensity and effects of marijuana (i.e., edibles, dabbing, etc.)
  • An association has been found between marijuana use and increased risk of depression, schizophrenia, and other psychotic disorders
  • Some criteria for marijuana withdrawal are: irritability, anger, or aggression, nervousness or anxiety, sleep difficulty (e.g., insomnia, disturbing dreams), decreased appetite or weight loss, restlessness, depressed mood, and physical symptoms such as abdominal pain, shakiness/tremors, sweating, fever, chills, or headache
  • 62% of UT students did not use marijuana in the past year.*
    • Source: 2017 Annual Health & Wellness Survey
    • n = 910

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