Cannabis: The Facts
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A.K.A: weed, skunk, sinsemilla, sensi, resin, Puff, Pot, Marijuana, herb, hashish, hash, grass, ganja, draw, Dope, Bud, bhang. Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug here in the UK. It can be rolled with tobacco in cigarette paper and smoked, it can be smoked through a pipe or bong, and it can be mixed into food and drink like tea and brownies. There has been constant debate around cannabis; over whether it should be illegal, over what classification it should be, and over whether it can possibly do more good than harm. TNS gives you a brief overview of the country’s most common drug... History Cannabis is believed to have been used as a drug for over 4,000 years. Its use and euphoria-inducing side effects have been widely reported throughout history, and grown and used openly in most parts of the world at one time or another. Cannabis is illegal in most parts of the world, and has been since 1928 in the UK. Effects It can relax you: A big draw of cannabis for a lot of people is that it is an effective way to wind down and relax. People are left feeling chilled and often happy after taking it. Social lubricant: In company, taking cannabis can make you extremely talkative and very giggly. The Munchies: A common side effect of taking cannabis is feeling really hungry, often referred to as ‘the munchies’. Hallucination: A heavy dose can mess with people’s senses – whether it’s becoming more aware of smells, sights and sounds, more conscious of how things feel, or suffering from a severe distortion of time. Paranoia: Cannabis can make you unnecessarily suspicious of the people you’re with. It can also lead to anxiety and sometimes develop into outright panic. Dangers
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