Marijuana

Chemical Name: Delta-9, tetrahydrocannibol

Category: Schedule II

Names:
Pot, grass, reefer, dope, ganja, Mary Jane, weed, hemp, smoke, jay, hashish, dagga, sinsemilla, etc.

Usage: Smoked or eaten.

Duration:  Ten minutes to four hours.

Description:
Marijuana is the dried leaf from the hemp plant Cannabis Sativa or Cannabis Indica. The gray-green to brown leaves have a sweet, pungent odor when burned. Hashish is the highly potent resin of the cannabis plant. Marijuana has different tastes and potencies depending on where and how it is grown and cured

Immediate effects:
Euphoria followed by relaxation; increase in appetite; increase in heart rate; bloodshot eyes; dry mouth and throat, sleepiness, paranoia, disorientation, confused states.

Long-term effects:
Irritation to respiratory system, breathing problems, short-term memory impairment, reduction in ability to perform tasks requiring concentration and coordination, alteration of motivation and cognition. Possible suppression of the immune system. Possible dependence with long-term use. All currently recognized adverse effects are fully reversible through sustained abstinence.

Overdose:
Dizziness, fatigue, paranoia, nausea.

Withdrawal:
Insomnia, hyperactivity, sometimes decreased appetite.

Signs & Symptoms:
Increased sensitivity to sights, sounds, touch, or smell; memory loss; confusion; disorientation; lack of attention; lack of balance; anxiety; odor on clothing; reddened eyes; slowed speech; lack of motivation.

Did you know?

  • Marijuana may cause impaired short-term memory, a shortened attention span and delayed reflexes.
  • Marijuana may cause a racing of the heart and pulse.
  • The evidence is clear that one should not drive a car or run any kind of machinery while high on marijuana.
  • If used regularly, marijuana can be detected in drug screens for up to two months after last use.