Street Names: cannabis, doobie, ganja, grass, green, home grown, jane, kush, marijuana, mary, mary jane, reefer, roach, THC, wacky weed, weed
Looks Like: Flowering clusters (buds) 1-2 inches long that are similar to dense foliage with a sticky texture
Methods of Use: smoked, ingested
What Youth Say: It’s safe, you can’t become addicted to it, it’s fun, it makes music and movies more interesting, it makes you hungry, it’s a type of medicine, celebrities and musicians use it, it will help you relax, it will make you more creative
Dangers: inhibits proper development of the brain (primarily frontal lobe which is responsible for higher level thinking), memory loss, difficulties learning, hallucinations, delusional thinking, and can be psychologically addictive (NIDA & DEA).