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Cannabis

Other names for cannabis

Marijuana, hashish, hash, pot, weed, grass, joints.

What is cannabis?

Effects of cannabis

Short term risks of cannabis

The most common acute risks from cannabis use are:

THC does not affect the brain areas that regulate heartbeat and breathing. That makes it almost impossible to die of a cannabis overdose.

Long term risks of cannabis

The more cannabis you take, the more oft en you take it, and the younger you are when you start, the greater your risk of developing problems. The most common problems over the long
term are as follow:

Cannabis test

The following test will help you discover whether you are taking too many risks. Once you’ve answered the questions, you’ll receive the test results, with information about your score. Depending on your score, we’ll make certain recommendations.

Cannabis in the brain and in the body

Watch our animations to see how cannabis works in the brain and what route it takes through the body.

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