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Cannabis

Cannabis is a plant-based drug. It can be smoked, eaten or vaped.

Also called:

  • Bhang
  • Bud
  • Dope
  • Draw
  • Ganja
  • Grass
  • Hash
  • Hashish
  • Herb
  • Marijuana
  • Pollen
  • Pot
  • Puff
  • Resin
  • Sensi
  • Sinsemilla
  • Skunk
  • Weed

Quick info

How the drug works varies from person to person

How you might feel
‘Stoned’, happy, giggly and/or sleepy, confused, paranoid.
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Effects on your body
Can make some people feel sick and hallucinate.
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How long it takes to work
1-2 mins on average when smoking. Takes longer to work when eaten - about 45 mins on average.
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How long the effects last
40 mins - 1 hour on average when smoking. 

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Common risks
Cannabis can affect your mental health, especially if you take a lot. Smoking with tobacco increases risk from both drugs. Driving when stoned or high can double your chances of having a serious, or even fatal car crash.
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Help and advice

What to do in an emergency

If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call 999 for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life.

What else to do in an emergency