Marijuana
Educational Video

Slang Terms: Pot, Grass, Blunts, Mota, Yerba, Grifa, Dope, Mary Jane, Refer, Skunk, Weed, Hash, Chronic, OG, Kush, Herb, Bud

  • Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug, with over 15 million users in the United States
  • Pharmacologically, the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis is THC; it is one of 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 84 other cannabinoids
  • Marijuana, or cannabis, is a plant grown mainly for its psychoactive chemical properties of the drug THC.
  • Marijuana can be smoked, ingested, or processed into other forms such as Kief, Hashish, oils and infusions, as well as other adulterants.
  • There are some beneficial properties of Marijuana, it can help a person suffering with chronic nausea or vomiting, as well as stimulate appetite in someone being treated with chemotherapy or those suffering with the aids virus
  • Clear signs of someone under the influence: loss of balance regulation, a decrease concentration or coordination, become paranoid or feel panicked, increased heart rate, dry mouth, red eyes, muscle relaxation.
  • Though the long-term effects of cannabis have been studied, there remains much to be concluded, however, it has been discussed that prolonged use can contribute to: heart disease, bipolar disorder, depression, mood swings, schizophrenia, effects on intelligence and memory, and learning disorders.
  • Some withdrawal symptoms include: irritability, sleeping difficulties, craving, anxiety, and increased aggression.

Marijuana Addicts Can Recover

There are treatment centers and many beneficial programs focused around behavioral, emotional, and spiritual counseling,

Also, abstinence-based meetings such as Narcotics Anonymous and Marijuana Anonymous.

If you or your loved one is seeking help Hopelinks is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week – call today 866 806 2821.

We look forward to helping you and your loved one.

References

STREET DRUGS: a drug identification guide 2010
National Institute on Drug Abuse:
http://drugabuse.gov/

Medline Plus:
http://nih.gov/

The Vaults of Erowid:
http://www.erowid.org/plants/cannabis/

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