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 don’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 you’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 it’s not working and eat another piece.
- Smoking a lot of cannabis can retard your personal development.
- You can get psychologically hooked. You don’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. 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.