Cannabis is the most commonly used drug in the UK; many people use it in a social situation. Cannabis has both mild hallucinogenic and sedative effects, inducing a state of relaxation and drowsiness, coupled with very mild hysteria. Cannabis is commonly known as weed; it is usually ground up and smoked.
Effects of cannabis
Cannabis has different effects on different people; many people experience a complete state of relaxation, while others feel energised and some feel sick. Long term cannabis use can contribute to mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and extreme paranoia; it can also cause memory loss and in some cases may result in schizophrenia. Cannabis may also affect fertility. Cannabis can be very addictive and many people get involved in a cycle of smoking cannabis that prevents them from getting a job, having proper relationships and making the most of their lives.