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

SPICE/ K2, SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

WHAT IS IT?

K2, or Spice, is a synthetic version of marijuana that mimics THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. K2 is a mixture of plant material sprayed with synthetic psychoactive chemicals. Synthetic marijuana often looks like potpourri and typically is marked or labeled, “not for human consumption.”

STREET NAMES

Bliss, Black Mamba, Blaze, Bombay Blue, Fake Weed, Legal Weed, Genie, Zohai, Red X, Dawn Scooby Skunk, Snax

HOW IT IS TAKEN

It is smoked using “joints”, pipes, E-cigarettes, as a tea

HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?

  • Paranoia, anxiety, panic attacks, hallucinations, and giddiness
  • Addictive
  • Increase in heart rate and blood pressure 
  • Convulsions, organ damage, or death 

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drugs/spice-k2-synthetic-marijuana