What exactly is Marijuana?

Marijuana is a blend of different components from the plant cannabis sativa. These components include the leaves, flowers and stem.
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How is Marijuana taken into the body?

Marijuana can be smoked in hand-rolled cigarettes called blunts or through pipes called bongs. You can also mix it with tea or into different foods.

Slang/Street Names

  • Pot
  • Grass
  • Reefer
  • Weed
  • Herb
  • Mary Jane
  • MJ
  • Dope
  • 4:20
  • Hemp

What are some short term effects of using Marijuana?

  • Sensory Distortion
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling Sleepy or Depressed
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Lowered Reaction Time
  • Poor Coordination
  • "Munchies"

What are some long term effects of using Marijuana?

  • Immunity to Common Illness Decreases
  • Growth Disorders
  • Increase in Abnormally Structured Cells in the Body
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Inability to Understand Things Clearly
  • Personality and Mood Changes

Signs of Abuse/Addiction

You may know someone is using/abusing Marijuana if they;

  • get dizzy frequently
  • laugh for no reason
  • have red, bloodshot eyes
  • forget things that just happened

Physical or Psychological?

Those addicted to Marijuana are addicted for psychological reasons. Users may feel depressed and have anxiety when not using it, and crave the "high" gained shortly after the use of the drug.