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  • Other Names:

    Weed, Pot, Reefer, Dope, Ganjga, Mary Jane, Hash, Herb, Skunk, Boom, Blow, BallyMcgash.

  • What is it?

    Marijuana is a product of the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa). The main active chemical in marijuana, also present in other forms of cannabis, is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). Of roughly 400 chemicals found in the cannabis plant, THC affects the brain the most.

  • Short-term effects:

    Short-term effects of marijuana include problems with memory and learning, distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch), trouble with thinking and problem-solving, loss of motor co-ordination, increased heart rate and anxiety. These effects are even greater when other drugs are mixed with marijuana. A user may also experience dry mouth and throat.

  • Long-term effects:

    Cancer-It is hard to find out whether marijuana alone causes cancer because many people who smoke marijuana also smoke cigarettes and/or use other drugs. Marijuana smoke contains some cancer-causing compounds as with tobacco, sometimes in higher concentrations. Studies show that someone who smokes five joints per week may be taking in as many cancer-causing chemicals, as someone who smokes a full pack of cigarettes every day. Studies have also shown a relationship between heavy marijuana use and a higher probability for head and neck cancer.

    Heavy marijuana use can affect hormones in both males and females, so it can affect sexual characteristics and reproductive function. Heavy doses of the drug may delay the onset of puberty in young men. Marijuana also can have adverse affects on sperm production. Among women, regular marijuana can disrupt the normal monthly menstrual cycle and inhibit ovulation (the regular discharge of eggs from the ovaries).
  • Legal Status:

    Illegal and if you are buying for a friend, you could be done on intent to supply.

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