Marijuana

Marijuana

by Daniel Benjamin
     
 

The World Health Organization ranks the United States first in marijuana use. Though the use of this illegal drug can cause detrimental behavioral, mental, and physical side effects, an estimated 28 million Americans still smoke it. In Dangerous Drugs, Marijuana, get the inside scoop on this drug, why it is readily available, and the hazards of smoking it.See more details below

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The World Health Organization ranks the United States first in marijuana use. Though the use of this illegal drug can cause detrimental behavioral, mental, and physical side effects, an estimated 28 million Americans still smoke it. In Dangerous Drugs, Marijuana, get the inside scoop on this drug, why it is readily available, and the hazards of smoking it.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Johanna Nation-Vallee
The six-volume "Dangerous Drugs" series provides young students in particular with a clear and concise introduction to different recreational drugs and the dangers they pose. Each volume is organized into chapters that guide the reader from a simple description of the drug and its risks to a testimonial section providing real-world examples to advice on how to resist peer pressure and get help if someone is already using. Marijuana answers many of the questions students may have about the drug, such as its "harmless" reputation and its medical uses. Alcohol addresses the confusion surrounding the drug's legality and popularity among adults versus potential dangers for teenagers' brain development, health, and safety. Inhalants condenses information on a wide variety of household and other chemicals young people have been known to abuse and warns about the effects they have on the body. The level of writing is perfectly aimed at younger readers and the Dangerous Drugs series contains many pictures and interesting sidebars. A lack of reference notes discourages any critical examination of the books, which could be a problem for teachers using the series in a class. Testimonials sometimes feel paraphrased, leaving the reader wishing for more authentic voices. Nonetheless, this series should prove popular among both male and female readers wishing to learn more about drugs. (Dangerous Drugs) Reviewer: Johanna Nation-Vallee
School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 10 Up—The information in this solid series is presented in a clear, unembellished manner. The volumes, which cover a range of drugs, let the facts about these substances speak for themselves. In doing so, the authors produce a reliable source of material for students writing reports or for those wanting to inform themselves. The books feature anecdotes from users that personalize the effects of these drugs. Their stories will draw teens to the series perhaps even more than the chemistry- and physiology-based passages. Sidebars provide additional material. The one quibble is the use of some obviously staged stock photography that may elicit laughter and unfortunately distract from the strong texts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608708253
Publisher:
Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Series:
Dangerous Drugs Series
Sales rank:
1,144,484
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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