Also Known As: Hash, Solid, Grass, Soapbar, Weed, Council, Reefer, Dope, Ganjha, Skunk, Marijuana, Smoke, Pot, Resin

Category: Depressant, Hallucinogen, Stimulant

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE
Cannabis

Cannabis

Comes as solid lump 'resin'; leaves, stalks and seeds called 'grass'; or sticky dark oil.

HOW IT'S TAKEN

Can be smoked or cooked and eaten with food.

EFFECTS

Users feel relaxed and may have sharper sense of colours and sounds. Some feel urge to eat. If taken in food, effects can be stronger and harder to control.

RISKS

Short-term: Impairs ability to concentrate and conduct complex tasks. Can lead to tiredness and lack of motivation.

Long term: Regular heavy use can lead to development or worsening of mental health problems including paranoia. Smoked with tobacco, it increases health risks associated with tobacco use and can lead to nicotine addiction. Very heavy use can lead to withdrawal symptoms. Can lead to heart and breathing problems.

LEGAL STATUS

Cannabis is a Class B drug - illegal to have, give away or sell. Possession can get you up to five years in prison, or an unlimited fine, or both. Supplying someone else, including your friends, can get you up to fourteen years in prison and/or an unlimited fine.

Remember: Having a criminal record can make it difficult for you to get a job or visa if you want to travel abroad.

What's the difference between possession & supply (dealing)? What happens if you're under 16? Learn more about drugs and the law.

RELATED ITEMS

Rolling papers such as Rizla, pipes, bongs.