Effects Of Marijuana On College Students

3287 WordsApr 10, 201514 Pages
Abstract The increased use of marijuana within the last two years has been noted among many college students around the United States. Marijuana is a drug that is transformed, combined, and used in many ways. Marijuana is one of leading drugs used among college students according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). It was hypothesized that greater usage of marijuana would be associated with lower memory scores. Eighty college students completed the survey- questionnaire. There was a significant negative relationship between the reported marijuana use and scores on the logical memory test, r (78) = -.92, p=.00. A Pearson correlation analysis indicated that a higher degree of reported marijuana use was related to lower logical memory test scores, therefore my hypothesis was accepted. THE RELATIONSHIP OF MARIJUANA TO THE SHORT-TERM MEMORY IN COLLEGE STUDENTS Marijuana—often called pot, grass, reefer, weed, herb, Mary Jane, or MJ—is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried out, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flow¬ers of Cannabis sativa—the hemp plant. A large amount marijuana smokers use hand-rolled cigarettes called joints, amongst other names; some use pipes often calles bongs. Marijuana cigars, or blunts, are also popular. To make blunts, users cut open cigars, eliminate some of the tobacco, and mix the remain¬der with marijuana (Timberlake, 2009). Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug (19.8 million past-month users) according to the 2013
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