Some Basic Facts Of Marijuana and Cannabis

Marijuana has no specific drug class, but legally it is considered a Schedule 1 Narcotic by the DEA. This means it’s defined as having a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use. Multiple states (15 now including Arizona as the latest), disagree with this and have laws on the books legalizing marijuana for medicinal usage.

Indica and sativa labels are largely meaningless when it comes to cannabis  complexities

Common terms for marijuana include: reefer, pot, herb, ganja, grass, old man, blanche, weed, sinsemilla, bhang, hash, tar, hashish, hash oil, chronic, and dagga Jungle boys weed tins . How one feels: People’s experience with smoking marijuana will vary greatly between individuals. Usually one experiences, relaxation and mood elevation within minutes and about a half hour later sedation and drowsiness. Periods of contemplative silence are often interspersed with hilarity.

Learning and memory function may be affected for a prolonged time period even after the other effects wear off. It takes quite a while for the brain to eliminate marijuana (and its metabolites), so cognitive function may be affected for over a day after smoking or ingesting one dose.

Lethal overdose with marijuana has not been reported. A heavy dose may result in a person feeling fearful or anxious. Even though an overdose has not been seen, it does affect judgment and complex coordination. Hence the biggest concern with marijuana is affected driving skills, hence accidents, and/or dangerous mistakes in judgment.

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