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What Are Cannabinoids?

March 30, 2016

Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the U.S., but few people understand what cannabinoids are or how they interact with the body. Cannabinoids: The Active Ingredients in Marijuana Cannabinoids are the active compounds found in the cannabis plant—more commonly known as marijuana—that act on the brain to cause effects that include the feeling of being high. Marijuana has over 500 natural compounds, around 85 of which are cannabinoids. The four most common cannabinoids are: Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is responsible for the feeling of being high Cannabidiol, or CBD, which reduces pain and calms the nervous system…

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Trends and Strategies: A Review of the 4th Annual Tampa Drug Summit

March 17, 2016

In February the Drug Free America Foundation and Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance sponsored the 4th Annual Tampa Drug Summit. The summit was held at TPepin's Hospitality Centre in Tampa, Florida and featured two days of education on current drug policy issues, followed by a half day of prevention best practices and implementation ideas. Presentations by Leading Experts The educational presentations featured national experts, such as Sue Thau (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America), Tony Coder (Drug Free Action Alliance), Mike Barnes (Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence) and Andy Duran (Linking Efforts Against Drugs and the SpeakUp! Prevention Coalition). The…

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