Marijuana

Last Updated: Friday, September 8, 2017
Marijuana

What is it?

Mind-altering psychoactive drug. Dry, shredded, green/brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds and leaves from the cannabis sativa plant. THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main ingredient that produces the psychoactive effect. Addictive.

Street Names

Aunt Mary, BC Bud, Chronic, Dope, Gangster, Ganja, Grass, Hash, Herb, Joint, Mary Jane, Mota, Pot, Reefer, Sinsemilla, Skunk, Smoke, Weed, Yerba

How is it used?

  • Smoked as a cigarette or in pipe or bong
  • Smoked in blunts (cigar emptied of tobacco and filled with marijuana, and sometimes mixed with additional drugs)
  • Mixed with food (edibles) 
  • Brewed as tea

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How does it affect the body?

  • Relaxation, disinhibition, increased appetite, sedation, increased sociability
  • Effects memory and learning
  • Difficulty in thinking and problem-solving
  • Hallucinations
  • Impaired judgment, reduced coordination
  • Distorted perception
  • Decreased blood pressure, increased heart rate, dizziness, nausea, tachycardia
  • Confusion, anxiety, paranoia, drowsiness
  • Respiratory ailments

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