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Cannabis

  • Date Submitted: 05/05/2010 11:33 PM
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CANNABIS
Classification of drug
Cannabis is a plant that grows in warm conditions. Its botanical name is Cannabis sativa. It’s also called Indian hemp, and is known by users by a variety of names, including pot, dope, grass, weed, Mary Jane, chronic, reefer, ganja, kaya, doobie, keef and mull. as well as terms derived from trademarked varieties of cannabis, such as Bubble Gum, Northern Lights, Fruity Juice, Afghani #1, and a number of Skunk varieties.
The active chemical in cannabis is THC (delta-9 -tetrahydrocannabinol), and the heads of the plant have higher THC levels than the leaves, especially in female plants. The drug is usually ingested into the body by smoking the dried leaves of the plant (marijuana), or the resin (hashish, or hash). Sometimes the drug is swallowed and absorbed through the stomach – baked in cookies, for example.
When under the influence of the drug (or to use the terminology, when a user is 'stoned', 'whacked' or 'off their tree/dial/face') people experience alterations of mood and perception. These can be mildly pleasant or disorientating and disturbing, depending on the dose and on the experience of the user.
Personal, social and environmental factors
Some young people like to experience new thing s and substances. In some cases in the schooling or work environment the use of cannabis is thought of a way to gain more friends and rank higher in the social scale. But regular use of cannabis can lead to serious problems and have a serious impact in a young person's life. Thing such as there relationships with family members and friends often change. Some find their ability to concentrate decreases markedly.
This begins to affect their school work and their performance in there jobs and in sports or clubs. If you're high on cannabis, you are more likely to make stupid mistakes that could embarrass or even hurt you. If you use cannabis a lot, you could start to lose energy and lose interest in how you look and how you're getting...

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