DRUG ED EXAM 5

DRUG ED EXAM 5 - DRUG ED EXAM 5 1 Marijuana a Species i Cannabis Sativa 1 Grows wild in temperate regions 2 Some variations used for fiber 3

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DRUG ED EXAM 5 1. Marijuana a. Species i. Cannabis Sativa 1. Grows wild in temperate regions 2. Some variations used for fiber 3. Average plant is 5-12 feet 4. Typical plant will produce between 1-5 buds and smokable leaves 5. Concentration of THC varies ii. Cannabis Indica 1. Shorter and fatter leaves than sativa 2. Middle East and India 3. Higher THC 4. Siurce for Hashish iii. Cannabis Ruderalis 1. Small, thin species with low if any THC concentration 2. Siberia and Western Asia b. Forms i. Ghanja 1. Flowering tops and leaves 2. 3-5% ii. Sinsemella 1. “without seeds” 2. 10-12% THC iii. Hashish 1. “Charas” or sticky resin that contains most of the THC is collected and pressed into cakes
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iv. Hash Oil 1. THC extracted from cannabis using solvents 2. Up to 60% THC c. Psychological Effects i. Relaxation ii. Relief from mild anxiety iii. Euphoria iv. Laughter v. Fantasies vi. Loss of train of thought vii. Loss of short term memory d. Physical Effects i. Dilation of blood vessels ii. Dry mouth iii. Increased heart beat iv. Lowered blood pressure v. Increased appetite e. Long Term Effects i. Amotivational syndrome ii. Respiratory damage iii. Heart problems iv. Decreased testosterone levels v. Gynecomastia vi. Interference with immunity vii. Increased cancer risk 2. Drug Testing
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a. For Cause
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course EDHL 1514 taught by Professor Kjredican during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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DRUG ED EXAM 5 - DRUG ED EXAM 5 1 Marijuana a Species i Cannabis Sativa 1 Grows wild in temperate regions 2 Some variations used for fiber 3

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