Street terms for marijuana:
Grass, Pot, Weed, Bud, Mary Jane, Dope, Indo, Hydro
does marijuana look like?
are the methods of usage?
- A green,
brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and
flowers of the hemp plant. ("Cannabis" refers to marijuana
and other drugs made from the same plant.)
forms, less common in the United States, are hashish and hashish oil.
are some consequences of marijuana use?
is usually smoked as a cigarette (called a joint) or in a pipe or
cause frequent respiratory infections, impaired memory and learning,
increased heart rate, anxiety, panic attacks, tolerance, and physical
- Use of
marijuana during the first month of breast-feeding can impair infant
smokers may have many of the same respiratory problems as tobacco
smokers including daily cough and phlegm, chronic bronchitis symptoms,
frequent chest colds; chronic abuse can also lead to abnormal
functioning of lung tissues.
- A study
of college students has shown that skills related to attention,
memory, and learning are impaired among people who use marijuana
heavily, even after discontinuing its use for at least 24 hours.
does marijuana get to the United States?
is the most commonly used illicit drug.
- At least
one-third of Americans have used marijuana sometime in their lives.
produced in Mexico and smuggled into the U.S. remains the most widely
marijuana also enters the U.S. drug market from Canada.