As you have learned this week, human brains are hard-wired to become addicted to pleasurable things. Read the attached National Geographic article on the science of “getting hooked”:
Then read pages 1-10 of “Assessment of potential impact of regulated marijuana in NY State”:
And write a 300-word top-level post that responds to the following questions in ESSAY format:
1. Summarize the Neurobiology of Addiction section in 3-4 sentences.
2. Summarize the Evolutionary History of Cravings in 3-4 sentences.
3. Then explain how the “Science of Getting Hooked” article, and these issues, relate to your own life.
4. Then connect this discussion to recreational marijuana. New York State is getting very close to legalizing recreational marijuana, which is why they carried out the above study on potential impact of regulation. What are the potential health impacts cited in the above study if marijuana were to be regulated in NY?
5. How do you think addiction would be impacted by regulated marijuana?
6. Considering what you now know about the brain, body and addiction, what are your thoughts on legalization of recreational marijuana in New York State?
Be sure to create one 300-word top level post in ESSAY FORMAT (not numbered responses)