|Marijuana, hashish and hashish oil all come from the hemp plant, Cannabis Sativa. It is a strong vigorous plant which grows in sunny climates in many parts of the world.|
Marijuana is made from the dried flowers and leaves of the plant. It looks like chopped, dried greyish green to greenish brown grass - hence its slang name. It is usually smoked in hand rolled cigarettes or joints, and is the weakest of the cannabis preparations (comparable to beer or perhaps table wines).
Hashish is made from the resin of the cannabis plant, dried and pressed into small light brown to black blocks. It is usually mixed with tabacco and smoked, and can be compared in strength to fortified wines or spirits. Hashish oil is a thick and oily liquid, ranging in colour from golden brown to nearly black. It is often spread on the tip or paper of cigarettes and smoked. this is the strongest cannabis product.
The main ingredient in cannabis which produces a “high” and which affects the mood and perception of the user is called THC (Delta-9 tectrahydrocannabinol). THC is a depressant drug, not a stimulant as many people think.
Recent surveys have shown that about 30% of young people (14 -19 years), 48% of 20-39 year olds, and 8% of over 40 year olds have tried marijuana at some time. This makes it the most widely used illegal drug in Australia.
The effects of taking marijuana vary according to the individual’s body type, mood and experience, the circumstances in which it is taken, and the amount consumed. However, people usually feel a sense of well being or euphoria, loss of inhibitions, a tendency to talk and laugh more, impaired balance and co-ordination, loss of concentration, increased appetite, increased pulse and heart rate, and reddened eyes. These effects may last 2 to 3 hours, and lead later to calm, reflective feelings and drowsiness.
Other short term effects from using the drug can include altered perceptions of time, sound, colour and other sensations, restlessness, anxiety or excitement, and impaired short term memory, movement skills, and ability to perform complex tasks. These effects can affect a person’s ability to drive safely.
Currently, there is no evidence that occasional use of small doses of cannabis causes any permanent health damage. However, researchers have observed some long term effects in some regular cannabis users. These include : -
|Alcohol Drug Detox||Alcohol Rehab Centers|
|California Drug Rehab Center||California Drug Rehab|
|Cocaine||Do I Have a Drug User in the Family?|
|Drug Abuse Rehab||Drug Abuse Research|
|Drug Abuse Statistics||Drug Abuse Stories|
|Drug Addiction Recovery||Drug Addiction Rehab|
|Drug Addiction Rehabilitation||Drug Alcohol Rehab|
|Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center||Drug Detox Center|
|Drug Detox Rehab||Drug Rehab Centers|
|Drug Rehab Clinic||Drug Rehab Facility|
|Drug Rehab Program||Drug Rehab Treatment|
|Drug Rehabilitation California||Drug Rehabilitation Center|
|Drugs and Driving||Effects of Smoking|
|Facts About Smoking||Glue Sniffing|
|Health Effects of Smoking||Heroin|
|Inpact on Drug Abuse||Inpatient Drug Rehab|
|Marijuana||Over the Counter Drug Abuse|
|Poisons in the Home||Prescription Drug Abuse|
|Signs of Drug Abuse||Smoking|
Did Heath Ledger Die of an Overdose?
Another IRG Site
©Copyright 1997 - 2013 MedicalOnline.com.au |