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Marijuana Videos

IN THE KNOW: TOBACCO, MARIJUANA AND ALCOHOL
This DVD reveals how these drugs harm users, disrupt families, damage society and kill more than 500,000 Americans a year. It also discusses neurotransmitters and other physiological changes that happen when marijuana is used. (2003, 23 min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Middle School Students

MARIJUANA: Neurochemistry & Physiology
Designed to be used in a group or clinical setting, this objective, non-judgmental video presents the latest research and findings on the neurochemistry and physiology of marijuana. The content focuses on the research advances in understanding how marijuana works on a cellular level and how those neurochemical changes affect sedation, the sense of novelty, appetite, memory, the immune system, visual spatial organization, paranoia, and dependence. Issues of tolerance and tissue dependence, withdrawal, acute psychic effects, driving effects, and physical effects are highlighted. (2005, 32 mins) DVD
Selected Audience: ADOLESCENTS & ADULTS

MARIJUANA: SETTING THINGS STRAIGHT
Laurie's boyfriend is pressuring her to try marijuana, so she turns to her friend Gladys for help. With the help of a medical student, police officer and former drug users, they learn the facts about marijuana use and its harmful effects on the mind and body. This DVD covers the history of marijuana use, its psychological, emotional and physical effects, and the legal consequences for those who are caught with marijuana. It gives students the facts that empower them to make the right choice when it comes to marijuana. (1997, 17 min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Middle School Students

MARIJUANA: VACANCY - THE LIFE OF A POT SMOKER
Two young narrators explain that marijuana users appear dumb and lazy because, among other ill effects, the drug lowers users' I.Q.'s and robs them of motivation. The narrators emphasize that this illegal drug exposes users to the risk of fines, imprisonment and the loss of driving privileges. While acknowledging that marijuana's powers of physical addiction are still being debated, the video provides sound scientific and medical reasons for avoiding its use. Other teens provde their views on how best to respond to peer pressure to try it. (2003, 14 min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Middle School Students

MEDICAL MARIJUANA: A SMOKE SCREEN
This DVD explains why the issue of medical marijuana is a Trojan horse for a conspiracy against America. The guise to legalize dangerous schedule I drugs like heroin, PCP, LSD and marijuana is using compassion as a smoke screen. The promoter of medical marijuana has admitted that this is their foot in the door to total legalization. The DVD goes through the history of legalization in states like Arizona, California, Washington and Oregon to show how once medical marijuana is legalized the true motives begin to take place. (1998, 11 min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Teens/Adults

REAL TRUE & FALSE ABOUT ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA AND INHALANTS (THE)
This DVD is middle school specific and addresses the misperceptions that studens have about "gateway" drugs. High school narrators lead middle school students through an engaging "pop quiz" format. Middle schoolers respond, giving narrators the opportunity to dispel myths, share truths, and encourage younger students to choose a drug-free lifestyle. Emergency room doctors, law enforcement officers, and drug-free high school students support the teen guides with the strong, positive message: When it comes to alcohol and drugs, the vast marjority of teens "don't need 'em, don't want 'em, and don't use 'em." (2003, 15 min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Middle School Students

TEENS & MARIJUANA: EFFECTS & DAMAGE
This DVD presents the nuts and bolts findings of the latest research into the adverse effects of marijuana use. It explains that the potency of marijuana is higher than ever. This DVD covers the primary known effects including: lack of coping skills, emotional dependency and addiction. (2000, min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Middle School Students

TEENS & MARIJUANA: HEALING & GROWTH
This DVD programs offers tangible methods for healing from marijuana addiction and hope for recovery. It explains how often a person has to hit bottom before real recovery can begin. The program covers that breaking one's denial of their addiction and facing reality is the first step toward hope and recovery from addiction. It also incorporates the value of the medical community, self-help groups, and treatment centers so a yound adult can find help to acceptance as many repressed emotions that may come bubbling to the surface. (2000, min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Middle School Students

TEENS & MARIJUANA: PEACE, LOVE & MISUNDERSTANDING
This DVD program dispels the many myths of marijuana use and brings teens and young adults into the realities of their present world. Factual information is given for the chemical compound makeup of marijuana, and current research expains the brains reaction to THC. (2000, min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Middle School Students

TEENS & MARIJUANA: THE GATEWAY
Inthis marijuana prevention DVD, students who have learned the hard way testify that marijuana launches a self-destructive lifestyle. When they light their first joint, young people choose a path that leads them to brain damage, hard drugs, prison, or death. Former teen users implore students to avoid taking a step that will ultimately lead them to harder drugs and the criminal lifestyle that goes with them. (2000, 28 min.) DVD
Selected Audience: Middle School Students