Marijuana is a complex drug that comes from a weed-like plant that produces delta-9-transtetrahydrocanabinol. This substance is an intoxicant that produces a "high" that is similar to drunkenness. Smoking marijuana is the primary method of use, but it can also be eaten in foods. It produces short-term memory loss, distortions in perceptions of time and space (making driving a vehicle extremely dangerous), amotivational syndrome, and lowers the body's resistance to infectious diseases. Marijuana also delays juvenile maturation and emotional development.
Brand or Common Names:
Acapulco Gold, Sensimilla, Thai Sticks
Pot, Grass, Reefer, Roach, Maui Wowie, Joint, Weed, Loco Weed, Mary Jane
Duration of Effects:
2 to 4 hours
Euphoria, Relaxed Inhibitions, Increased Appetite, Disoriented Behavior, Altered Coordination of Reflexes, Altered Perception of Time and Distance.
Methods of Use:
Effects of Overdose:
Fatigue, Paranoia, Possible Psychosis
Insomnia, Hyperactivity and Decreased Appetite Are Occasionally Reported