Anti-Drug Education with the New York Times: Focus on Marijuana, A Unit for Middle and High School Educators

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), August 2002. This guide helps teachers educate students and their families about the dangers of marijuana.

Marijuana Abuse Research Report

    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), June 2005. This report provides information on marijuana use, effects, treatment, and more.

Marijuana and Methamphetamine Trafficking on Federal Lands Threat Assessment

    National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC), February 2005. This report provides an assessment of marijuana cultivation and methamphetamine production occurring on and transportation through public federal lands.

Marijuana Facts & Figures

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), September 2005. This online resource provides comprehensive data on marijuana with links to source materials.

Marijuana Myths & Facts: The Truth Behind 10 Popular Misperceptions

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), November 2004. This report looks at 10 popular misperceptions about marijuana and, using the latest research findings and statistical information, explains why they are wrong. Describes the dangers of marijuana and why it is important for society to send a clear, consistent, credible message to young people about the seriousness of the threat.

Non-Medical Marijuana II: Rite of Passage or Russian Roulette?

    Columbia University, April 2004. The white paper is an update of the Institute of Medicine's 1999 report assessing the science base for the medical use of marijuana. It reports new findings about marijuana use and its consequences, focusing on the dangers of nonmedical use and cautioning against complacency about the use of the drug.

Report on Teen Cigarette Smoking and Marijuana Use

    Columbia University, September 2003. This report presents the findings of the CASA (National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse) 2003 National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse VIII: Teen and Parents, with attention to the extent to which marijuana is part of the life of a teenage tobacco smoker. The study found that teens who smoked cigarettes were 14 times likelier than nonsmokers to try marijuana. (NCJ 202183)

Tips for Teens: The Truth About Marijuana

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2000. This brochure provides facts about marijuana.

What Americans Need to Know about Marijuana

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), October 2003. This document provides critical information on the myths and misperceptions surrounding the most widely used illicit drug in America.