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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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Mixing drugs
Mixing drugs is always risky but some mixtures are more dangerous than others.
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