Marijuana

Marijuana

WHAT IS MARIJUANA?

 

Marijuana is commonly referred to as:

  • pot

  • weed

  • hash

  • Mary Jane

It is dried flowers and leaves from the hemp plant.

 

Marijuana can also be concentrated into a resin (hashish), hash oil, and edibles which are more potent.

SIGNS SOMEONE IS MISUSING:

  • increased appetite

  • clumsiness

  • bloodshot eyes

  • increased heart rate 

MARIJUANA EFFECTS PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY: 

  • some will feel lazy

  • laugh a lot 

  • some feel scared and nervous

OTHER SIGNS COULD INCLUDE:

  • finding paraphernalia like cigarette paper, pipes, lighters and bongs

  • room sprays to attempt to cover the smell

 

Marijuana is being legalized and regulated on a state by state basis, both for medicinal and recreational purposes.

Marijuana use
Marijuana pipe

HOW IT IS USED:

  • It is most commonly smoked in ​hand rolled cigarettes (joints), pipes, or water pipes (​bongs​) for recreational use.

  • Some people include marijuana in food (edibles)​, most commonly candy, brownies, and cakes.

The hemp plant, contains the active ingredient THC.

  • THC results in a “high” in recreational use, which can give the user euphoria, increased senses, difficulty thinking, paranoia, and remembering things.

  • For medicinal use, patients can smoke marijuana, eat marijuana edibles, or take pills manufactured from cannabis.​

What they do to you:

Marijuana's medicinal benefits

  • THC increases appetite.

  • Reduces nausea, which can be helpful for cancer patients in chemotherapy.

  • THC may also reduce pain and inflammation.

 

Cannabinoids found in marijuana like CBD have been shown to be effective at:

  • Treating epileptic seizures, and other forms of seizures.

  • Helps mental disorders like anxiety.

  • Marijuana can also help with the withdrawal symptoms associated with heroin withdrawal and other opioids.