Below are just some marijuana facts and general marijuana information about the immediate effects when getting stoned, and the various ways to on how to administer marijuana to get high.
is the most frequently used illicit drug in America and Australia today marijuana facts
refers to the leaves and flowering tops of the cannabis plant
is a tobacco-like substance produced by drying the leaves and flowering tops of the cannabis plant
can look like dried herbs or tea. Sometimes it contains seeds or twigs. It can be grey, green or brown in color
varies significantly in potency, depending on source and selection of plant materials
the form known as sinsemilla (Spanish, sin semilla: without seed) is derived from unpollinated female cannabis plants and is preferred for its high THC content.
is usually smoked in the form of loosely rolled cigarettes called “joints”, hollowed out commercial cigars called “blunts” or water pipes called “bongs”
Joints and blunts may be laced with a number of adulterants including phencyclidine (PCP), substantially altering the effects and toxicity of these products
street names include pot, grass, weed, Mary Jane, Acapulco Gold, reefer, “cannabis”, “mull”, “dope”, and “yarndi”.
Symptoms such as:
dryness of the mouth
reddening if the eyes
impaired motor skills and concentration
increased desire for sweets
occasionally hallucinations, fantasies and paranoia are reported
The Effect of THC
When marijuana is smoked, THC goes:
quickly into the blood through the lungs
to the brain (this is when the “high” is felt and can happen within a few minutes and can last up to five hours)
THC is absorbed more slowly into the blood when marijuana is eaten as it has to pass through the stomach and intestine and can take up to one hour to experience the “high” effects which can last up to 12 hours.
THC is absorbed quickly into body fat and is then released very slowly back into the blood. This process can take up to one month for a single dose of THC to fully leave the body.
The effects of marijuana will vary from person to person depending on:
how much taken
how strong (potent) the marijuana is
how the marijuana is taken (joint, bong, food)
size, weight, health
individual experience with marijuana
if marijuana is taken with other drugs
whether alone or with other people, at home or at a party.
With a small amount of marijuana the effects can last up to five hours. You may:
feel unusually well and happy
talk and laugh more than usual
have changes in balance & coordination
have a faster heart rate
have red eyes
focus awareness on one particular thing and ignore all other things.
These effects usually lead to feelings of slowing down and sleepiness.