Cannabis

{Weed, marijuana, kush, pot, hash, skunk}

Vaping, not smoking

Smoking is the most harmful way to have cannabis; vaping is a smoke-free alternative, which avoids the use of tobacco and is easier on the lungs

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Start low, go slow

When trying a new strain or form of cannabis for the first time, start with small doses at long intervals to avoid overdosing and the unpleasant side-effects that come with it

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Careful with edibles

Edibles don’t carry the risks of smoking but they are much easier to overdose with because they take so long to kick in. Start small and avoid redosing.

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Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in the world. It is a plant known for its pain-relieving and mind-altering properties that has been used by people for centuries. There are many different strains of cannabis which have different chemical compositions, giving the strains a variety of different effects and reasons for use. It is commonly used recreationally because it makes people feel relaxed, happy and creative. In recent years it has been shown to have therapeutic applications in the treatment of diseases like cancer, Crohn's, Parkinson’s and MS, and in disorders such as Tourettes.

Due to its global popularity and a recent wave of legalisation, cannabis is now being sold in forms other than the usual bud, hash or edible forms. Cannabis concentrates and high THC strains are becoming increasingly popular and there could be a link between this rise in potency and the significant rise in people seeking treatment for cannabis related issues. As with all drugs, people will look for cheaper alternatives to the real thing, and Cannabis is no exception. Spice is a common substitute for cannabis, but it has far more negative side effects and can have a seriously negative impact on your health.

Despite having therapeutic potential and being safer than other drugs, cannabis can still have a negative impact on your health but this impact can be reduced by being conscious of how and how often you consume it..

Effects

Dose and onset

Interactions

Harm Reduction

Risks

Common substitutes and adulterants

The Law

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