Marijuana is the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. The plant contains the chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other related compounds. It is used via smoking in a rolled cigarette (joint), pipe or water pipe (bongs).
- In 2015, more than 11 million young adults ages 18 to 25 used marijuana in the past year.
- Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States.
- The consumption of “edibles” or “consumables” has gained popularity in recent years, with cannabis used in sweet and savory foods, candies and drinks.
- Altered senses
- Altered sense of time
- Changes in mood
- Impaired body movement
- Difficulty with thinking and problem-solving
- Impaired memory