What is Marijuana?
Marijuana, otherwise known as weed, pot, dope, or cannabis, is made of the dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant. It contains THC, which is a mind-altering compound. It also includes other elements such as cannabidiol, which is not psychoactive.
There are several methods that users can use marijuana.
You can roll it into paper and smoke it, as you would a cigarette or cigar, which is called a blunt or a joint. Alternatively, you can smoke it in a pipe. Moreover, you can mix it into food or drink, which creates edibles. Additionally, you can inhale the smoke of the oils, concentrates, and extracts, which users call “dabbing.”
According to the CDC, while you cannot overdose on marijuana, it can lead to injury if you drive or operate heavy machinery while using it. Other side effects of marijuana use include:
- Fast heart rate
- High blood pressure