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1

why is marijuana classified separately?

effects are varied and complex
-sedation
-pain relief
-hallucinations

2

what are three species of cannabis?

Cannabis sativa
-originated: asia
-for fibre: hemp rope
-lanky plant 18ft

Cannabis indica
-psychoactive resin
-2 to 3 ft high

Cannabis ruderalis
-Russia

3

what is the primary psychoactive agent in cannabis?

THC (delta-9-tetra...)

4

where is THC concentrated in?

Resin (flowering tops)

5

what is Charas?

Hashish

6

what is ganja?

sinsemilla "without seeds"

7

what is Bhang?

powder that can mixed into drinks
-rare in Canada
-red oil cannabis
less than 1%

8

what is Hashish?

pure resin
3-8% THC (maybe up to 20%)

9

how to efficiently produce hashish?

boiling plants in alcohol and evaporating liquid down to thick, dark oil
more than 50% THC

10

what is sinsemilla

dried flowering tops of plants with female plants
-why female? females dont put energy into seed production, thus increasing potency
7-12%

11

what is the earliest mention of cannabis?

Chinese pharmacy 2737 BC

12

how did the Muslim world use cannabis?

socially by 1000AD

13

what is Hashishiyya?

religious cult that carried out political murders

14

who is the primary supplier for hash products to Canada?

Jamaica

15

what is the average age for initiation into cannabis?

15-24

16

The following is cultivated primarily for its fibres, from which hemp is made:

Cannabis sativa.

17

____ is a preparation of potent marijuana.

Sinsemilla

18

Complete elimination of one dose of THC and its metabolites may take:

2 to 3 weeks.

19

The endogenous substance found in the brain with marijuana-like effects is:

anandamide

20

One consistent physiological effect of THC is:

increased heart rate.

21

Which of the following effects of marijuana is reliably seen in both infrequent and regular marijuana smokers?

slowed cognitive processing

22

Dronabinol (Marinol) has been approved for use:

as an antiemetic in conjunction with cancer chemotherapy.
in improving appetite in patients suffering from anorexia and AIDS.

23

One behavioural problem associated with marijuana use is:

panic reactions.

24

Sativex is marketed in Canada as a treatment for dealing with neuropathic pain associated with:

MS

25

when was THC isolated?

1964

26

how is smoked marijuana absorbed?

rapidly by blood and travels to brain and then rest of the body
-30min
-peak effects within 5-10 minutes

27

how is oral THC absorbed?

more slowly and the liver transforms it
-less THC reaches brain
-peak effects within 90 minutes

28

after one week how much THC might remain?

25-30%

29

what is the endogenous substance isolated from brain tissue?

anadamide

30

what receptors does THC bind to?

CB1. CB2