is a drug that comes from the Cannabis Sativa plant. The active
chemical in cannabis is THC . The more THC hemp contains, the stronger
it is. Marijuana(Cannabis,Hemp) is a illegal drug. Cannabis (marijuana,hemp)
can have mild hallucinogenic effects
About Marijuana(Cannabis,Hemp) Forms
Main Forms Of Cannabis
Sativa Plant Are :
Marijuana, Hashish and Hash Oil
Marijuana is least powerful
form of cannabis.
Marijuana looks like chopped grass, and ranges
in colors from green to greenish-brown. The flowers or ‘buds’
are the most potent part of the plant, and so the potency of marijuana
will depend upon the amount of leaf and buds it contains. Marijuana
is smoked in hand-rolled cigarettes joints or in a water pipes(a
Hashish is dried cannabis
resin which comes in small blocks.
The blocks range in color from light brown to nearly
black. The concentration of THC in hashish is higher than in marijuana,
producing stronger effects. Hash is added to tobacco and smoked
( joints or blunts ), or baked and eaten in foods such as ‘hash
Hash oil is a thick, oily
liquid, golden-brown to black, that can be extracted from hashish.
It is usually spread on the tip or paper of cigarettes
( joints or blunts ) and then smoked. Hash oil is more powerful
than the other forms of cannabis (marijuana,hemp). A very small
amount can have a strong effects.
The variety of cannabis growing for hemp
is not the same grown for smoking.
It is bred for it's fiber capacity, not for it's THC potency.
Thus cannabis grown for hemp has a miniscule amount of THC and
cannot be smoked to get you high (you'd just get a headache).A
non-potent form of cannabis (marijuana,hemp) - Indian hemp is
used to produce fibres for use in paper, textiles and clothing.
About Marijuana(Cannabis,Hemp) THC delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol
THC is the chemical in marijuana
(cannabis,hemp) that makes you feel “high“.
This means you experience a change in mood and may see or feel
things in a different way. Some parts of the plant contain a higher
level of THC. For example, the flowers, or ‘buds’,
have more THC than the stems and leaves. THC is absorbed into
the bloodstream through the walls of the lungs (if marijuana is
smoked), or through the walls of the stomach and intestines (
if eaten ).
The bloodstream carries the THC to the brain, producing the
‘high’ effects.This means that the effects of cannabis
(marijuana,hemp) when smoked (inhaled) happen more rapidly.
About Marijuana(Cannabis,Hemp) Effects
The effects of any drug (including
cannabis (marijuana,hemp)) vary from person to person.
It depends on many factors, including an individual’s
size, weight and health, how the drug is taken, how much is taken,
whether the person is used to taking it, what it’s being
taken for (for example, stress) and whether other drugs are taken.
The effects also depend on the environment in which the drug is
used - for example, whether the person is alone, with others or
in a specific social setting. When people are affected by cannabis
(marijuana,hemp) they are said to be ‘stoned’, ‘bent’
Traces of THC can remain detectable in
urine samples for days, even weeks, after use.
About Marijuana(Cannabis,Hemp) Immediate Effects
About Marijuana(Cannabis,Hemp) Long-Term Effects
of cannabis (marijuana,hemp) can have effects that last
2–3 hours after smoking.
Relaxation and loss
Cannabis (marijuana,hemp) can make the user feel happy,
relaxed, and comfortable. They may feel less inhibited,
friendlier and laugh spontaneously. Sometimes people become
quiet and reflective. They may also become sleepy.
Cannabis (marijuana,hemp) often increases the appetite and
leads to snacking on junk food (the munchies)
Cannabis (marijuana,hemp) can increase awareness and the
perception of color, sound and other sensations. It can
affect vision and perception of time and space.
Cannabis (marijuana,hemp) decreases coordination and balance,
making it dangerous to drive or operate machinery.
Thinking and memory
Cannabis (marijuana,hemp) can affect memory and the ability
to think logically. People can lose track of what they are
saying or thinking. When affected by cannabis (marijuana,hemp),
some people may think as though they have experienced profound
ideas or insights.
Other common immediate effects
include increased heart rate, low blood pressure, faintness
and reddened eyes. There also can be a ‘hangover’
effect, like drowsiness and poor coordination that lasts
for several hours after the initial effects.
In greater quantities
of marijuana (cannabis,hemp) make the above effects
stronger, and also tend to distort a person’s perceptions.
quantities of marijuana (cannabis,hemp)
feelings of excitement
anxiety or panic, or detachment from reality
decreased reaction time
Occasional use of
small quantities of Cannabis(marijuana,hemp)
Currently, there is no evidence
that occasional use of small quantities of cannabis (marijuana,hemp)
causes any permanent health damage.
evidence of some long-term effects in some regular cannabis
Marijuana (cannabis,hemp) cigarettes ( joints or blunts
) have more tar than tobacco, placing cannabis (marijuana,hemp)
users at an increased risk of respiratory illness such as
lung cancer and chronic bronchitis. This risk is increased
because marijuana (cannabis,hemp) smokers often inhale deeply,
and hold the smoke in the lungs longer, to increase the
effects of the drug.
Cigarette smokers who also smoke cannabis (marijuana,hemp)
have an even greater risk of respiratory disease.
Many regular users, especially young people, have reported
that they have less energy and motivation, so that performance
at work or school suffers. Usually these effects disappear
gradually when cannabis (marijuana,hemp) use stops.
Concentration, memory and the ability to learn can all be
reduced by regular cannabis (marijuana,hemp) use. These
effects can last for several months after ceasing cannabis
Cannabis (marijuana,hemp) can affect hormone production.
Research shows that some cannabis (marijuana,hemp) users
have a lower sex drive. Irregular menstrual cycles and lowered
sperm counts have also been reported.
Family problems and other personal problems may be related
to cannabis(marijuana,hemp) use. Disagreements over drug
use can cause family arguments and affect personal relationships.
Heavy cannabis (marijuana,hemp) use may also lead to problems
at work or school.
In general, there appears to be three
separate circumstances whereby cannabis (marijuana,hemp)
and psychosis are linked:
It is believed that cannabis (marijuana,hemp)
use - especially if heavy and regular - may be linked to
a condition known as a drug-induced psychosis, or ‘cannabis
psychosis’. This can last up to a few days. The episodes
are often characterized by hallucinations, delusions, memory
loss and confusion.
Cannabis (marijuana,hemp) use may also precipitate
a latent psychosis. In other words, it could bring forward
an episode of schizophrenia or manic depressive psychosis
in a vulnerable or pre-disposed individual.It is possible
that cannabis (marijuana,hemp) use can trigger psychotic
episodes in a person who already has a mental illness.
About Marijuana(Cannabis,Hemp) Common Use
Of all the illegal drugs, cannabis
(marijuana,hemp) is the most regularly used.
The claim that cannabis (marijuana,hemp) use will lead to the
use of ‘harder’ drugs has been a major argument for
sustaining the prohibition of cannabis (marijuana,hemp) . However,
there is little evidence to support the notion that cannabis (marijuana,hemp)
use leads to the use of other drugs.
While it is true that most heroin users have also used cannabis
(marijuana,hemp)(and alcohol and tobacco), it is worth noting
that most people who use cannabis (marijuana,hemp) do not progress
to using heroin, amphetamines or any other illegal drug.
About Marijuana(Cannabis,Hemp) Medical Use
has been used medicinally for many centuries.
There is evidence to suggest it is useful in
providing relief to cancer patients from nausea and vomiting caused
by chemotherapy. Researchers now believe cannabis (marijuana,hemp)
is worthy of further investigation in the treatment of glaucoma,
nausea, anorexia nervosa, epilepsy and asthma.
About Marijuana(Cannabis,Hemp) And Driving
It is illegal to drive
a motor vehicle while under the influence of any drug ( including
marijuana ). Breaking this law carries heavy penalties, disqualification
from driving, fines and even imprisonment.
particularly in combination with alcohol, greatly increases the
risk of having an accident.
Cannabis (marijuana,hemp) and alcohol can significantly
reduce the ability to drive safely. Effects such as reduced coordination,
slow reaction time, blurred vision and drowsiness have an impact
upon a person’s driving ability. These effects can last
several hours, and appear to vary according to quantity, quality
and content. Research indicates the number of fatal accidents
attributed to cannabis (marijuana,hemp) impaired drivers is increasing.
About Marijuana(Cannabis,Hemp) And Other Drugs
Combining cannabis (marijuana,hemp)
with other drugs such as alcohol or prescribed drugs can increase
and alter the effects, with unpredictable consequences.
It is always dangerous to combine drugs. It is widely believed
that using cannabis (marijuana,hemp) leads people on to using
other illegal drugs. However, there is no evidence to support
this. Most users of cannabis (marijuana,hemp) do not use other
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