Saturday, October 08, 2005

BBC - Science & Nature - Hot Topics - Cannabis - Index Page

BBC - Science & Nature - Hot Topics - Cannabis - Index Page



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Key Points

Cannabis contains more than 400 chemicals. The main psychoactive ingredient is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or 'THC'

Cannabis contains more tar than tobacco, and has a higher concentration of carcinogens (cancer-causing agents)

Cannabis became a controlled substance in Britain in 1928

44% of 16 to 29 year-olds have tried cannabis at some point in their lives. Half of them have used it in the last year

In 1998, 76% of people arrested for drugs offences in Britain were charged with possession of cannabis

Smoking marijuana is more popular in America than surfing the Internet