Drug class: Cannabinoid
Other names: Weed, Pot, Hash, Mary Jane
Onset of action: 5-10 minutes (inhaled), 30 minutes – 2 hours (ingested)
Peak: 15-30 minutes (inhaled), 2-5 hours (ingested)
Did you know?
- Marijuana has been used for entheogenic experiences in various cultures throughout Asia, India, Europe, North America, and South America. Earliest use is estimated ~2,700 BC.
- Cannabis has many routes of administration: smoking, vaping, ingesting orally, and applying to skin topically.
- In 2021, MAPS was awarded a $12.9M grant from Michigan to expand cannabis research for Veterans with PTSD.
See what’s happening in today’s marijuana news.
MAPS Awarded $12.9 Million Grant from Michigan to Expand Cannabis Research for Veterans with PTSD
August 10, 2021
MAPS) has been awarded a $12,979,050 grant from Michigan’s $20 million competitive 2021 Veteran Marijuana Research Grant Program. The program, which is funded by adult-use marijuana retail taxes, is …
More Than Zero: Reclassifying Marijuana Could Have A Significant Impact On Drug Policy
February 7, 2014
Forbes investigates the laws and politics surrounding marijuana, noting how medical marijuana research is being blocked by federal agencies. The article highlights President Obama’s recent comments about …
Light-Up Nation: What Israel Can Teach America About Medical Marijuana
December 9, 2013
Jewish JournalSImone Wilson
Marijuana Is Helping Our Vets Cope With War
November 11, 2013
Huffington Post LiveJosh Zepps
Medical Marijuana Research Sees Opposition
September 19, 2013
The Arizona Daily WildcatMeggie Kessler
Medical Marijuana Industry Sprouts Up in Israel
September 12, 2013
AlterNetApril M. Short
Veterans Try Alternative Treatments from Yoga to Marijuana
September 9, 2013
News21 Bonnie Campo and Jake Stein
Are Psychedelic Drugs The New Marijuana?
September 5, 2013
Mint Press NewsKatie Rucke
Sanjay Gupta: Only 6 Percent Of Marijuana Research Considers Medical Benefits
August 12, 2013
Popular Science Shaunacy Ferro
Approval Needed for Marijuana Research on Campus
June 5, 2013
Originally appearing here. Despite a recent amendment in Arizona law, a UA researcher must continue to wait for federal approval before conducting medical marijuana research. Dr. Sue Sisley, assistant …
How Safe Is Recreational Marijuana?
June 1, 2013
Originally appearing here. Marijuana is more popular and accessible in the U.S. than any other street drug. In national surveys, 48 percent of Americans say they have tried it, and 6.5 percent of high …
Dr. Sue Sisley Talks About Medical Marijuana, PTSD and Scientific Freedom
May 4, 2013
Originally appearing here.