Marijuana is made from the Hemp plant, Cannabis Sativa. The main psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical in Marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.
Blunt, Bud, Dope Ganja, Grass, Green, Herb, Joint, Mary Jane, Pot, Reefer, Skunk, Smoke, Weed, Hashish: Boom, Gangster, Hash, Hemp.
Greenish-grey mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and/or flowers; resin (Hashish) or sticky black liquid (Hash oil).
Smoked, eaten (mixed in food or brewed in tea).
Enhanced sensory perception and euphoria followed by drowsiness/relaxation; slowed reaction time; problems with balance and coordination; increased heart rate and appetite; problems with learning and memory; hallucinations; anxiety; panic attacks; psychosis; Mental health problems, chronic cough, frequent respiratory infections. Youth: possible loss of IQ points when repeated use begins in adolescence. Pregnancy: babies born with problems with attention, memory and problem solving. When used in combination with Alcohol there is increased heart rate, blood pressure; furtherslowing of mental processing and reaction time. Withdrawal symptoms include irritability, trouble sleeping, decreased appetite, anxiety.