Check Your Vocabulary
You will next be reading The Truth About Marijuana booklet. Before you begin, check your understanding of the following words that have to do with marijuana abuse:
Gateway drug means: A drug which when used may lead to the use of more addictive drugs.
High means: Having a temporary false feeling of happiness, with reduced physical and mental control, by use of alcohol or a drug.
Laced means: Added a small amount of a drug or alcohol to something.
Potency means: The strength of something such as a drug or alcoholic beverage.
Tolerance means: The natural or developed ability to resist the effects of the continued or increasing use of a drug. When someone uses a drug or other substance over an extended period, they are said to build up a tolerance for the effects the drug causes, meaning a gradual loss or reduction of its usual effect.