Open Access Senior Honors Thesis
Department or School
Health Promotion and Human Performance
Rodney K. McCurdy
Cannabis, specifically, marijuana has a complicated history in the United States where it started off as an ingredient in medicines, went to become highly taboo and illegal, and now is slowly becoming legalized medically and recreationally in the United States. There are legal barriers in preventing research on marijuana making it difficult for all its benefits and detriments to be known and proven. Marijuana is most used among college students and people within the age range of 18-25 making them a priority population. Students (n""74) on Eastern Michigan University's (EMU) campus were randomly selected to participate in taking a 22-question descriptive survey to gather information on their knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of marijuana and its use. Without the ability to conduct research on marijuana, there are many challenges that will arise affecting people's health and safety, especially with its growing legalization in the U.S.
Jendza, Addison L., "Attitudes, beliefs, and changing trends of cannabis usage among college students" (2019). Senior Honors Theses and Projects. 642.