Other names for cannabis
Marijuana, hashish, hash, pot, weed, grass, joints.
What is cannabis?
- Hashish and marijuana are drugs that suppress feelings or pain.
- They can also change the way you perceive things around you.
- The chemical that produces those effects is called THC.
- Some kinds of hashish and marijuana contain large amounts of THC. If you donâ€™t have much experience with them, the strong kinds can cause unpleasant effects such as panic.
- Marijuana consists of the dried flowering tops of the cannabis plant. Hashish is made from the resin.
- Hashish and marijuana can be smoked (in rolled joints or pipes) or eaten (in space cake and pot brownies).
Effects of cannabis
- Hashish and marijuana give you a cheerful, relaxed feeling.
- You experience music and colours more intensely.
- Cannabis intensifies your mood; if youâ€™re feeling lousy, it can make you feel even worse.
- Your heart beats faster and your eyes get slightly bloodshot.
- If you smoke cannabis, the effects begin a few minutes later and last 2 to 4 hours. If you eat it, they begin an hour later and last 4 to 8 hours.
Risks of cannabis
What are the risks of cannabis?
- You have trouble thinking logically and remembering things that have just happened.
- Cannabis can hit you the wrong way. You can lose control and feel sick and fearful.
- Smoking cannabis releases tar. Tar can damage your lungs.
- People who eat space cake often ingest too much. Because it takes an hour to feel the effects, they think itâ€™s not working and eat another piece.
- Smoking a lot of cannabis can retard your personal development.
- You can get psychologically hooked. You donâ€™t feel good any more without smoking a joint.
- If you frequently smoke a lot of cannabis, you can become physically dependent on it.
The following test will help you discover whether you are taking too many risks.Â Once youâ€™ve answered the questions, youâ€™ll receive the test results, with information about your score. Depending on your score, weâ€™ll make certain recommendations.