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Cannabinoids

Understanding AddictionCannabis comes from the marijuana plant. It contains delta-9 tetrahydro-cannabinol which is commonly referred to as THC. Marijuana is used loosely to refer anything with the psychoactive effects similar to THC. Getting “high” is generally the purpose of using marijuana. Many other substances result in a similar “ igh” and are chemically similar to THC. These are called cannabinoids. Made in a lab, these are often sprayed on dried plant matter and then marketed as “synthetic marijuana.” These include such products as K2 and Spice.

Some states have legalized marijuana use, while others still designate it as illegal. Use is becoming more frequent, even crossing state borders. Testing has also become more complicated. The cannabinoids may not show positive on THC sensitive drug screens. Testing has had to be more sophisticated to pick up the synthetic cannabinoids.

A recent development has been the practice of lacing marijuana (and many other drugs) with fentanyl to make it more addictive. Fentanyl is an opioid pain reliever, and new concentrated forms have been introduced which are extremely potent and extremely dangerous. Opioid induced deaths have skyrocketed over the past few years, primarily because of lacing other drugs (such as marijuana) with fentanyl. This has significantly increased the danger of using any drug, including marijuana.

One in 9 people who use marijuana will become addicted to it. Despite legalization, it is clear that marijuana is not a benign chemical. It does have potentially useful medicinal purposes, but further study is necessary to sort out the benefits from the liabilities.

For more information, go here: https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/synthetic-cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

Contains at least 480 other compounds in the marijuana plant.

Cannabis (Cannabinoids)

  • Atom Bomb
  • A-Bomb
  • Canade
  • Woola
  • Woolie
  • Woo-Woo
  • Brown *
  • Ace
  • Bohd
  • Chips
  • Frios
  • Zoom *
  • Beast
  • LBJ *
  • Buda
  • Butter
  • Crack Back
  • Fry Daddy
  • Geek
  • Juice Joint *
  • Banano
  • Basuco
  • Bush
  • Chase
  • Cocktail
  • Cocoa Puff
  • Hooter
  • Jim Jones
  • Lace *
  • Blast (blast a roach, blast a stick, blast a joint) *
  • Blow one’s roof *
  • Blowing smoke *
  • Blow a stick *
  • Boot the gong *
  • Airhead (marijuana user) *
  • Bite one’s lips *
  • Bogart *
  • Hi the Hay *
  • Burn one *
  • Fire it up *
  • Get a gage up *
  • Get the wind *
  • Fly Mexican Airlines *
  • Mow the grass *
  • Tea party *
  • Toke *
  • Torch up
  • Marijuana
  • Mary Jane
  • MJ
  • Reefer
  • Pot
  • Weed
  • Grass
  • Dope
  • Ganja
  • Hash
  • Herb
  • Aunt Mary
  • Skunk
  • Boom
  • Chronic
  • Cheeba
  • Blunt
  • Ashes
  • Atshitshi
  • Baby Bhang
  • Bammy
  • Blanket
  • Bo-Bo
  • Bobo Bush
  • Bomber
  • Boom
  • Broccoli
  • Cripple
  • Dagga
  • Dinkie Dow
  • Ding
  • Dona Juana (or Juanita)
  • Flower, Flower Tops
  • Ganja
  • Gasper
  • Giggle Smoke
  • Good Giggles
  • Good Butt
  • Hot Stick
  • Jay
  • Jolly Green
  • Joy Smoke
  • Joy Stick
  • Roach
  • Dry Mouth
  • Sensation of cold
  • Red eyes
  • Decreased pressure in eyes
  • Relaxation of muscles
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased appetite
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Impaired short-term memory
  • Hallucinations
  • Increased risk of psychiatric illness
  • Decreased IQ when used as adolescent
  • Inhibition of neuralgic development in adolescents
  • Addictive potential
  • Withdrawal symptoms:
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Cravings
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Vivid dreams
  • “using” dreams
  • Change in appetite
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Headaches
  • Loss of sense of humor
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Shakiness
  • Dizziness
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