Marijuana is a shredded, green-brown mix of dried flowers, stems, and leaves from the plant Cannabis sativa. A stronger form of marijuana, called hashish hash , looks like brown or black cakes or balls. The amount of THC the active ingredient in marijuana and marijuana products has increased greatly over the years. Marijuana is usually rolled and smoked like a cigarette joints or doobies , or put in hollowed-out cigars blunts , pipes bowls , or water pipes bongs.
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Over the past decades, the typical percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol THC , the most active ingredient in marijuana, has increased in marijuana and marijuana products, making them more potent. There are different health risks associated with different methods of using marijuana. For example:. High amounts of THC can increase the risk for negative effects. The consequences of being exposed to high levels of THC, including addiction, are still not well-understood.
Teen brains are more vulnerable to the effects of marijuana than alcohol, a new study finds. Adolescents who begin using marijuana regularly may suffer lasting repercussions in their thinking ability, according to scientists at the University of Montreal. The study , published Wednesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry, followed over 3, adolescents from 31 Montreal-area schools over four years. The teens, who started participating in the study when they were 13, agreed to provide annual reports of how frequently they used marijuana and alcohol. They also took computer-based cognitive tests that measured recall memory, perceptual reasoning, inhibition and short-term memory.