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becoming a Marijuana user

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  • 1. BecoMInG A MARIJUANA USER - Howard S BECKER
    Presented by: Hemang C Subramanian
  • 2. WHAT IS USING MARIJUANA?
    MARIJUANA IS A PREPERATION OF THE CANNABIS PLANT(Seeds, flowers, petals)
    CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA CAUSES
    PLEASURE/ECSTASY (“high”)
    DELUSIONS(“incoherence”)
    PHOBIA(“fear”)
    MARIJUANA IS CONSUMED VIA
    “Smoke” (in a smoking pipe OR via rolling it up “Cigaratte”)
    DOESN’T CAUSE ADDICTION (UNLIKE ALCOHOL,DRUGS)
  • 3. WHY STUDY THIS?
    PRIOR THEORY
    INSUFFICIENT TO DETERMINE CAUSALITY
    Can’t account for usage in absence of traits
    Can’t account for variability in user’s behavior
    SPECIFICALLY: WHAT FACTORS CAUSE “ USAGE” OF MARIJUANA?
    MARIJUANA USE
    BEHAVIORAL FACTORS
    PREDISPOSITIONAL TRAITS
  • 4. THE STUDY
    SURVEY (50 USERS)
    GOAL OF THE STUDY:
    UNCOVER THE UNDERLYING PROCESS OF CAUSALITY
    ACCOUNT FOR VARIATIONS IN USER BEHAVIOR DURING THE PROCESS
    PLEASURE
    USAGE
    CONNECTION OF USAGE WITH PLEASURE
  • 5. THE FLOW
    “NO PLEASURE”
    (Group Setting)
    FIRST TIME USAGE OF MARIJUANA
    (Group Setting)
    STOPS USING MARIJUANA
    REFINES USAGE
    (Group Setting)
    GETS “High”
    (Group Setting)
    SOCIETAL FACTORS(MORALITY/ETC)
    RELATES “High” TO MARIJUANA
    (Group Setting)
    WITHDRAWL SYMPTOMS
    (Alcohol, Overdoze, Incorrect Usage, Medical problems)
    REPEATS USAGE OF MARIJUANA
    (Group Setting)
  • 6. CONCLUSION
    MARIJUANA USE DEPENDS ON SEVERAL FACTORS FROM “FIRST USE” TILL “REPEATED USE”
    STABLE USE
    A SEQUENCE OF CHANGES TO THE PERCEPTION
    GROUP EFFECTS IN AFFECTING USER PERCEPTION

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