ECSTASY OR MDMA (ALSO KNOWN AS MOLLY)

WHAT IS IT?

Ecstasy or MDMA is a synthetic psychoactive drug that acts as a stimulant and a hallucinogen.

STREET NAMES

Adam, Beans, Biscuit, Clarity, Disco Biscuit, E, Eve, Go, Hug Drug, Lover’s Speed, MDMA, Peace, STP, X, XTC

HOW IT IS TAKEN

  • Swallowing  gel capsules (Molly), pills, tablets
  • Powder, crystal, liquid
  • Crushed or snorted
  • Occasionally smoked   

HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?

  • Increased motor activity, alertness, heart rate, blood pressure
  • Muscle tension, tremors, teeth clenching, nausea, sweating
  • Euphoria, empathy, reduced inhibition
  • Chills, blurred vision
  • Confusion, anxiety, depression, paranoia, severe dehydration
  • Sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), which can lead to liver, kidney and cardiovascular failure and death

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drugs/ecstasy-or-mdma-also-known-molly

Marijuana

WHAT IS IT?

Marijuana is a mind-altering psychoactive drug, which can cause hallucinations. The main ingredient, THC ( delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), comes from the dry, shredded, green/brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds or leaves of the cannabis sativa plant which produces the psychoactive effect. 

STREET NAMES

Aunt Mary, BC Bud, Chronic, Dope, Gangster, Ganja, Grass, Hash, Herb, Joint, Mary Jane, Mota, Pot, Reefer, Sinsemilla, Skunk, Smoke, Weed, Yerba

HOW IT IS TAKEN

  • Smoked as a cigarette or in pipe or bong
  • Smoked in blunts (cigar emptied of tobacco and filled with marijuana, and sometimes mixed with additional drugs)
  • Mixed with food (edibles
  • Brewed as tea

HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?

  • Relaxation, disinhibition, increased appetite, sedation, increased sociability
  • Effects memory and learning
  • Difficulty in thinking and problem-solving
  • Hallucinations
  • Impaired judgment, reduced coordination
  • Distorted perception
  • Decreased blood pressure, increased heart rate, dizziness, nausea, tachycardia
  • Confusion, anxiety, paranoia, drowsiness
  • Respiratory ailments
  • Addictive

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drugs/marijuana