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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Marijuana What type of drug is Marijuana? And does it have any street names? The drug Marijuana is a Hallucinogen, which is any drug that makes a person see, feel, or hear things that aren't actually there, but seem real to them. Some street names for Marijuana are weed, pot, ganja, blunt, dope, and grass. Marijuana can be taken by using a cigarette, cigar, pipe, bong, or just eating it as food. How do you take Marijuana? Some short-term effects of Marijuana are panic, anxiety, sensory distortion, poor coordination of movement, lowered reaction time, sleepy or depressed feeling or increased heart beat (potential heart attack). What are some short-term effects of Marijuana? Some long-term effects are an increased risk of cancer, damage to lungs and airways;just like cigarette smokers, people whosmoke marijuana often developbreathing problems coughing,wheezing, etc. Also, weakenedimmune system, and a difficulty of remembering thingsand concentrating, lack of motivation, losing interest in school and/or work ,risk of mental health problems depression, anxiety, etc., and a risk ofaddiction. What are some long-term effects of Marijuana? There absolutely are, for example:Myth: Marijuana causes cancerAlthough it is true that that there are carcinogens in Marijuana smoke, but even hardcore, addicted pot smokers typically take in much less pot than tobacco smokers take in cigarettes, which is probably not enough to lead tolung cancer.Myth: Stoned driving is just as bad as drunk drivingDrunk driving kills 28 Americans a day,according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, but studies have not found similar results for driving while high and it is not even clear that Marijuana increases the number of traffic accidents. Are there any myths about Marijuana? Cannabis (the plant in which Marijuana comes from) was added to the Confidential Restricted List in 1923 under the Narcotics Drug Act Amendment Bill after a vague reference to a new drug during a late night session of the House of Commons on April 23, 1923. What are some legal statuses/consequences? Sources: , , ,,,, Some places you can go to for help are: Addiction Intervention Association, Drug and Alcohol Helpline, Bellwood Health Services, and of course, Kids Help Phone. Where to go for local help?
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