Anti-Drug Education with the New York Times: Focus on Marijuana, A Unit for Middle and High School Educators

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), August 2002. This guide helps teachers educate students and their families about the dangers of marijuana.

Marijuana Fact Sheet

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), February 2004.  This Fact Sheet provides information about marijuana use, effects, availability, enforcement (arrests, seizures), treatment, and other issues such as medical marijuana.

Marijuana Facts & Figures

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), September 2005.  This online resource provides comprehensive data on marijuana with links to source materials.

Marijuana Myths & Facts: The Truth Behind 10 Popular Misperceptions

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), November 2004.  This report looks at 10 popular misperceptions about marijuana and, using the latest research findings and statistical information, explains why they are wrong.  Describes the dangers of marijuana and why it is important for society to send a clear, consistent, credible message to young people about the seriousness of the threat.

Non-Medical Marijuana II: Rite of Passage or Russian Roulette?

    Columbia University, April 2004.  The white paper is an update of the Institute of Medicine's 1999 report assessing the science base for the medical use of marijuana.  It reports new findings about marijuana use and its consequences, focusing on the dangers of nonmedical use and cautioning against complacency about the use of the drug.

Report on Teen Cigarette Smoking and Marijuana Use

    Columbia University, September 2003.  This report provides data on the connection between teens who smoke cigarettes and marijuana use.