Pot, Mary-Jane, Weed, Grass
How’s it used?:
Cannabis is a leafy plant that is dried out and usually smoked or eaten in baked goods like cookies.
What does it do?:
It’s a psychedelic and a depressant drug. This means it slows down your body’s functions, and gives you slight hallucinations
It relaxes you and changes your perceptions
It can make you feel hungry
The effects of cannabis may last for between 20 - 90 minutes and be detectible for up to 13 days.
The down side:
Can lead to paranoia and anxiety
Impaired memory and lethargy
You can become dependent on this drug if you use it often
People who have certain mental vulnerability can develop psychosis from using this drug
How to reduce the harm:
Smoking cannabis is bad for your lungs, even if you don’t mix it with tobacco. Consider eating cannabis baked in food instead.
Avoid using this drug if you have a family history of mental illness
The ‘small quantity’ amount for cannabis depends on the form of the drug – for hydro cannabis it is 5.0g, and for other forms of cannabis leaf it is 30.0g.
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