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About Drugs: Cannabis

Information
The most widely used illicit drug.  First documented in China in the first century A.D. Hemp plant of genus Cannabis.  Comes in its original form as a bushy plant.  Can be found growing wild in most countries.  Particularly in Asia, North Africa, America, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Morocco and Mexico. It is available in three forms – Resin, Herbal, and Oil.

Effects
It can vary including a pleasant state of relaxation, greater appreciation of sound, colour and taste.  Users often become talkative, giggly and hyperactive.  Hunger, anxiety, forgetfulness and confusion are among the many effects of taking this drug.  Increased heart rate, lack of co-ordination and dilated pupils are among the physical symptoms of consumption.

Method of using
Cannabis is usually smoked with tobacco or by itself in the form of a joint made with cigarette papers.  Can also be eaten either raw or cooked into food, can also be consumed as a drink.

Street names
Blow, Dope, Draw, Hash, Hashish, Ganja, Grass, Marijuana, Weed, Skunk, Joint, Reefer, Spliff, Bush. 

Dangers
Co-ordination and reaction can be affected.  Damage to lungs.

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