Your Questions Answered
by Aharon W. Zorea
October 2022, 176pp, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7715-5
$45, £35, 40€, A62
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Marijuana is the most commonly used federally illegal drug in the United States, and its potential health benefits and risks remain a hotly debated topic.

This book explores marijuana from a variety of angles, including its impacts on the brain and body, potential for abuse, and legal status. Relying on science rather than sensationalism, it answers young readers' most pressing questions about this controversial drug.

In 2022, medical marijuana is legal in 37 states and recreational marijuana is legal in 18, yet the drug remains illegal at the federal level. Public opinion on marijuana has changed substantially in the last 20 years, and today many young people view the drug as benign or even beneficial. But how exactly does marijuana affect the body and mind, and what are the potential risks of abuse or addiction?

Books in Greenwood’s Q&A Health Guides series follow a reader-friendly question-and-answer format that anticipates readers’ needs and concerns. Prevalent myths and misconceptions are identified and dispelled, and a collection of case studies illustrate key concepts and issues through relatable stories and insightful recommendations. Each book also includes a section on health literacy, equipping teens and young adults with practical tools and strategies for finding, evaluating, and using credible sources of health information both on and off the internet—important skills that contribute to a lifetime of healthy decision-making.


  • Simple Q&A format makes the subject approachable and accessible to readers, allowing them to find specific information quickly and easily
  • Guide to Health Literacy section helps readers improve their research and critical thinking skills when finding and evaluating health information
  • Case studies provide real-world examples of concepts discussed in the book
  • Common myths section dispels popular misconceptions surrounding marijuana and points readers toward detailed and accurate information provided in the main text
Aharon W. Zorea, MA, PhD, is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville. His published works include Greenwood's Finding the Fountain of Youth: The Science and Controversy behind Extending Life and Cheating Death; Steroids; and Birth Control. He is also the author of In the Image of God: A Christian Response to Capital Punishment. He has been teaching for more than 20 years and has written more than 60 articles on politics and legal and social policy. Zorea holds a masters from Purdue University and a doctorate in policy history from Saint Louis University.

Q&A Health Guides

All of us have questions about our health. Is this normal? Should I be doing something differently? Whom should I talk to about my concerns?

Greenwood’s Q&A Health Guides series addresses the questions and concerns of young readers on a wide variety of physical and mental health topics in an authoritative yet still accessible way. Each title follows a simple question-and-answer format that makes finding accurate information fast and easy. A collection of engaging case studies offers real-world insights, while a guide to common myths and misconceptions dispels the most pervasive and potentially dangerous misinformation about a topic. Each volume is rounded out with a primer on health literacy to equip readers with the critical thinking and decision-making skills they need for a lifetime of healthy living.
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