District of Columbia Scored Six out of 10 on New Policy Report Card of Promising Strategies to Help Curb Prescription Drug Abuse.
R. Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, cited the overall statistics as a need for better substance-abuse treatment programs in local and federal detention centers.
Marijuana comes from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa.
It has an active ingredient called THC that makes you feel high. THC and other compounds in marijuana can also affect the way your body works.
According to the survey, marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug. About 4 in 10 Americans have used marijuana at least once in their lives, according to the National Institutes of Health.