Marijuana

A class 1, mind altering drug made from dried up hemp plants

Addiction

The process of being addicted to anything that can be pleasing to someone. One of the most common addictions people have are to substances.

How it's used/What it looks like

Marijuana is smoked and sometimes eaten, when made in food (brownies, cookies, etc). In plant form it is a green, 6 leafed plant and in drug form it is a brown/tan grainy substance.

Street Names

  • Blunt
  • Dope
  • Hemp
  • Joint
  • Mary Jane
  • Pot
  • Weed

Side Effects

Some side effects of using Marijuana are breathing problems, increased heart rate, pregnancy problems, temporary hallucinations and paranoia.

Short and Long Term Effects

Short Term Effects: altered senses (seeing brighter colors), mood swings, difficulty thinking, impaired body movement and memory.


Long Term Effects: Reduced thinking ability

Withdraw Effects

Withdraw effects of Marijuana are grouchiness, insomnia, decreased appetite, anxiety, and cravings