The most common synonyms are:
Other street names include:
Cannabis can be combined with a variety of other psychoactive drugs, including:
|Mechanism of action||
|Routes of administration||
Ingested: marijuana and hashish can be mixed into food such as muffins.
* Visible signs and symptoms used to detect drug use.
Yes. Users develop tolerance to the effects that are sought and to many systemic effects (confusion, drowsiness, red eyes).
Yes, psychological. People who use strong doses of cannabis on a regular basis can also develop physical dependence.
Symptoms last about 2 to 4 days and up to 6 weeks if usage has been long-term. The severity of symptoms is related to frequency and duration of use and to individual sensitivity to THC. Potential effects include:
Onset and duration of action
|Smoked||A few seconds to 10 minutes||15 to 30 minutes||1 to 4 hours, sometimes up to 8 hours|
|Ingested||30 minutes to 2 hours||2 to 5 hours||4 to 10 hours, sometimes up to 12 hours|
Many different street drugs are sold under the same name. Furthermore, nothing guarantees the quantity, purity or even the content of a street drug in spite of the fact that it may, in some cases, look like medication.
If you need help or want to learn more:
Partnership for a Drug-Free Canada.
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