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Effects

Euphoria, relaxed inhibitions, increased appetite, disorientation, impaired motor skills and concentration, hunger

Overdose Effects

Fatigue, paranoia, possible psychosis

Street Names

Pot, grass, sinsemilla, blunts, mota, yerba, grifa ,Aunt Mary, Boom, Chronic (marijuana alone or marijuana with crack), Dope ganja, Gangster, Hash, Herb, Kif, Mary Jane, Pot, Reefer, Sinsemilla, Skunk, Weed

 

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Marijuana


Indoor Grow

Marijuana and other cannabis products are grown in the United States , Mexico , Canada , South America and Asia , and in other parts of the world. It can be cultivated outdoors and in indoor settings. Marijuana is usually smoked and the effects are felt within minutes. Depending on the dosage and other variables, users can feel relaxed, and have altered senses of smell, sight, taste and hearing, distorted senses of time, shifting sensory imagery, rapidly fluctuating emotions, fragmentary thoughts, impaired memory and dulling of attention.


Loose Marijuana

In 1974, the average THC content of illicit marijuana was less than one percent. Today most commercial grade marijuana from Mexico/Columbia and domestic outdoor cultivated marijuana has an average THC content of about 4 to 6 percent., although some samples have tested as high as 25 percent THC.


Marijuana grows
indoors

High doses of marijuana can result in hallucinations. Marijuana smokers experience the same health problems as tobacco smokers such as bronchitis, emphysema, and bronchial asthma. Extended use is associated with anti-motivational syndrome, lung damage, and risk to reproductive systems.

 

Other marijuana-related substances are:

Hashish and Hashish Oil (smoked, ingested)


Hashish

Hashish consists of the THC-rich resinous material of the cannabis plant, which is collected, dried, and then compressed into a variety of forms, such as balls, cakes, or cookie-like sheets. Pieces are then broken off, placed in pipes, and smoked. The Middle East, North Africa , and Pakistan/Afghanistan are the main sources of hashish. The THC content of hashish that reached the United States , where demand is limited, averaged about five percent in the 1990's.

Hash oil is produced by extracting the cannabinoids from plant material with a solvent. The color and odor of the resulting extract will vary, depending on the type of solvent used. Current samples of hash oil, a viscous liquid ranging from amber to dark brown in color, average about 15 percent THC.