Marijuana and Health Quiz

Marijuana is currently gaining more attention because of the pleas from advocates to have it legalized. In the US, 29 states and the District of Columbia have legalized its medicinal use. How much do you know about marijuana and its medicinal properties? Take our quiz.

  • Question /

    Many states allow medical marijuana. What are its benefits?

    • Reduce nausea
    • Reduce some types of seizures and muscle spasms
    • Manage pain
    • All of the above
  • Question /

    In studies on rats, THC attaches to receptors found in which part of the brain?

    • Cortex
    • Cerebellum
    • Hippocampus
    • All of the above
  • Question /

    What’s the difference between medical cannabis and recreational cannabis?

    • There is no difference
    • They look and smell differently
    • The medical version requires a doctor’s prescription
    • The recreational version requires budtender’s prescription
  • Question /

    Which of these is not an effect of marijuana?

    • Altered sense of time
    • Diminished sense of hearing
    • Difficulty with thinking and problem-solving
    • Impaired memory
  • Question /

    Compared with the weed from “back in the day,” today’s pot is …

    • About the same.
    • Depends on what you buy
    • Less potent
    • More potent
    • Less potent
  • Question /

    Marijuana has been touted as effective therapy for many conditions. But there’s no strong evidence that it can help which of the following?

    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Nausea from chemotherapy
    • Muscle spasms and stiffness
    • Chronic pain
  • Question /

    So, in a quick and not-boring way, how does this much stronger cannabis work in our bodies?

    • It clouds the brain with smoke
    • I’m bored already
    • It shrinks the frontal lobes so our brains have more room to think
    • It operates in a system named for cannabis
  • Question /

    Whoopi Goldberg has her own line of medical cannabis products. Which of these isn’t one of the products she sells?

    • “Savor,” a sipping chocolate laced with cannabis
    • “Rub,” a pot-infused body balm
    • “Soak,” lavender-and-marijuana bath soaks
    • “Restore,” an overnight face cream made with marijuana
  • Question /

    Shops are full of strains that supposedly tailor the experience — Pineapple Express, Lemon Haze, Bubba Kush. What does science say about those?

    • Most claims are unproven
    • Most claims are accurate
    • Some of the claims are proven true
    • Most claims are wrong
  • Question /

    There’s strong evidence that smoking pot regularly can lead to which ill effect?

    • Prostate cancer
    • Death from marijuana overdose
    • Heart attack
    • Chronic bronchitis
  • Question /

    The pharmaceutical company Insys won regulatory approval to market synthetic marijuana as a treatment for which condition?

    • Seizure disorders
    • Opiate addiction
    • Schizophrenia Opiate addiction
    • Weight loss in AIDS patients
  • Question /

    All marijuana used for federally funded research currently comes from one site. In which state is it located?

    • Mississippi
    • California
    • Maine
    • Ohio
  • Question /

    After states legalize marijuana, their opioid deaths fall.

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    This compound found in marijuana has been found to have some anti-tumor properties in cell culture experiments, and it doesn’t have psychoactive effects.

    • THC
    • Terpenoid
    • Flavonoid
    • Cannabidiol
  • Question /

    The human body produces natural molecules that affect the same cannabinoid receptors as the psychoactive chemicals in pot.

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    What is the proper, biological name of marijuana?

    • Cannabis punjata
    • Cannabis sativa
    • Cannabis exotica
    • Cannabis saliva
  • Question /

    What is the name of the active chemical in marijuana?

    • delta-9 ethanol dehydrogenase
    • delta gamma
    • delta-Fos-B
    • delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol
  • Question /

    How long does it take for marijuana to reach peak levels in the brain?

    • 90 seconds
    • 90 minutes
    • 10 seconds
    • 10 minutes
  • Question /

    How long after smoking marijuana are mental and physical abilities weakened?

    • One hour
    • Three or four hours
    • Twelve to sixteen hours
    • Twenty-four hours
  • Question /

    What percentage of teenagers try marijuana at least once before graduating from high school?

    • Less than 10%
    • About 25%
    • Less than 50%
    • Almost 75%
    • Over 90%
  • Question /

    How does risk of lung cancer for a marijuana smoker compare to a tobacco smoker’s risk?

    • Marijuana causes little risk of lung cancer.
    • Marijuana contains about 50% more of the cancer-causing chemical benzopyrene than tobacco contains.
    • Marijuana contains about 50% less of the cancer-causing chemical benzopyrene than tobacco contains.
    • Marijuana contains a larger number of cancer-causing chemicals in greater amounts than tobacco contains.
  • Question /

    THC ‘mimics’ which neurotransmitter in the brain?

    • Anandamide
    • Serotonin
    • Dopamine
    • Norepinephrine
    • Epinephrine
  • Question /

    Which of the following is not a short-term negative effect of marijuana use?

    • Inability to sleep
    • Distorted sense of sight
    • Elevate heart rate
    • Increased risk of injury
  • Question /

    Does marijuana deposit tar in the lungs, the way tobacco smoking does?

    • Yes, but somewhat less than tobacco
    • Yes, about the same as tobacco
    • Yes, about two time as much as tobacco
    • Yes, about five times as much as tobacco
    • No
  • Question /

    How does marijuana affect a male’s ability to father a child?

    • It makes him impotent and sterile.
    • It kills most of the sperm cells in his body.
    • It decreases sperm count.
    • It decreases sperm count and make abnormal sperm.
    • It has no effect on a male’s ability to father a child.
  • Question /

    What effect does marijuana not have when used during pregancy?

    • Increases the miscarriage rate.
    • Causes severe facial and limb abnormalities.
    • Causes lower birth weight, leading to health problems.
    • May cause brain damage in the fetus.
  • Question /

    What is amotivational syndrome?

    • Lack of sense of humor and creativity due to marijuana use
    • Loss of interest in goals and life outside of marijuana use
    • Increase in aggression, anger, and violence due to marijuana use
    • Psychological addiction to using marijuana
  • Question /

    Which of the following signs of addiction do most marijuana abusers not suffer?

    • Continued use despite negative consequences in life
    • Compulsive drug craving and drug seeking
    • Withdrawal symptoms: heavy sweating, abdominal cramps, racing heart, nausea, and dizziness
    • Increased tolerance (the need for more and more to feel the same effect)
  • Question /

    The physical effects of cannabinoids include getting very excited and having no negative effects.

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    Someone who takes Cannabinoids will get light headed, calm, feel confused, lose coordination, have mood changes, and have issues with memory.

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    THC is an active ingredient in these drugs and is responsible for the effects.

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    Amotivational Syndrome is when someone on these drugs doesn’t care anymore, they just want to be relaxed or “chilled out”.

    • True
    • False
  • Question /

    There are no legal uses for Marijuana.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    Anti-emnetic means someone on these drugs wont throw up.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    Anti-emnetic effects make mixing drugs and alcohol extremely dangerous.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    Marijuana is a gateway drug.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    The following are effects of recreational marijuana, except:

    • Anti-seizure
    • Euphoria
    • Increased appetite
    • Analgesia
  • Question /

    The cannabis in the joints contain a compound called Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid which has to be chewed to become psychoactive THC:

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    Symptoms of mild cannabis withdrawal:

    • Cravings
    • Anxiety
    • Cravings only, but no anxiety
    • Both A and B
  • Question /

    What maladaptive behaviours/disorders does severe cannabis dependence are associated with?

    • Yes
    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
    • Schizophrenia
    • Depression


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