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
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