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Cameron Weathers

What Is The Drug


Its the most widely-used illegal drug in Britain. But theres a whole lot more to learn about it, and what it does to you. There has been a sharp increase of cannabis prices for all varieties in 2010, with even soap-bar resin being sold for up to 20 per eighth (although 10 is still the most common) with ounce prices typically 40-80. Higher-grade resins range from 10-25 per eighth or 60-200 per ounce. Skunk prices have risen 50% at wholesale level over the past 3 years, and although 20 is still the most common deal the eighth is now more likely to contain between 2.5g and 3g than the full weight if sold at 20, ounce prices for the stronger varieties can be as high as 280 (range 120-280). At casual-user level the content of a 10 bag is finally approaching the hitherto mythical gram deal long put forward as average by police. Imported bush prices range from 10-25 per eighth with 20 now the Othercommon. the drug: Pot, Marijuana, Grass, most name for Endo, Dope Cannabis is grown all over the world; in fields as a crop or inside buildings - as long as there is water and artificial light. Different weather and soil conditions can change the amounts of the chemicals inside the plant, which means that certain parts of the world produce stronger cannabis than others.

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Has h Hash is a black or brown soft lump made from


the resin of the cannabis plant. Its much less common in the UK than it used to be. It costs about 26 per quarter ounce.

Other Names For Cannabis


Skunk Skunk is the term used to refer to strong
forms of herbal cannabis that have increasingly dominated the UK market. They are, on average, 2-4 times stronger than cannabis that was used in the past. They include: sinsemilla, with no seeds; homegrown, plants grown indoors with the aid of artificial light, heat and nutrients; skunk, which has a particularly strong smell and netherweed, an imported form of strong herbal cannabis. Skunk costs around 50 per quarter ounce.

Cannabis oil is a sticky, dark honeycoloured substance and is much less common

Cannabis oil

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Cannabis has a number of different effects. It is classed as a sedating and hallucinogenic drug. Its effects can turn out to be pleasant or unpleasant: If youre pregnant, smoking cannabis may increase the risk of your baby being born The Risks smaller than expected Cannabis can freak you out - it can cause feelings of anxiety, suspicion, panic and paranoia. Regular cannabis use is known to be associated with an increase in the risk of later developing psychotic illnesses including schizophrenia; and if you have a family background of mental illness, you may also have Smoking cannabis can make asthma worse, an increased risk. and cause wheezing in non-asthma sufferers. Mixing cannabis with alcohol can have particularly serious consequences - the accident rate is 16 times higher than for cannabis or alcohol alone

What are the effects of cannabis?

Risks and Side Affects

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Short Term effects


Anxiety or paranoia. Memory and concentration problems. Problems with your employer or the authorities over using an illegal drug. Increased risk of accidents especially if you drink alcohol as well. Dont drive or operate machinery at work when you are stoned.

Frequent cannabis use during pregnancy may help cause premature birth. Babies may also temporarily suffer tremor and distress.

Bizarre thoughts, extreme paranoia or hallucinations. If you or your family have any history of mental illness you are more at risk of experiencing serious problems. Talk to your GP about any psychological and mental health issues.

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Social isolation long-term smokers often say they dont mix with other people as much as they used to.

Long Term Effects

Increased risk of throat or lung diseases such as bronchitis and lung, throat or mouth cancers especially if you also smoke tobacco. Dependence it makes things worse if you cant do without it. Existing mental health problems, will be made worse by using cannabis. Cannabis can also trigger serious mental health problems in some people (e.g. people who have had mental health problems before, or who have a history of mental problems in their family such as schizophrenia). See your GP or contact a helpline to discuss any 4/28/12 serious mental health worries you have.

Cannabis is a Class B drug its illegal to have


for yourself, give away or sell.

The Law

Possession is illegal whatever youre using it


for, including pain relief. The penalty is up to five years in jail.

Supplying someone else can get you fourteen


years and an unlimited fine.

If the Police catch you with cannabis, theyll always take some action. This could be a warning, a reprimand, a formal caution, a fixed penalty or an arrest and possible conviction. A conviction for a drug-related offence could have a pretty serious impact

What if youre caught with cannabis?

Like drinking and driving, driving when high is

illegal and you can still be unfit to drive the day after smoking cannabis. You can get a away, is also considered supplying under the heavy fine, be disqualified from driving or even law. go to prison.

Supplying your mates, even if you give it

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