What immediately comes into your mind? .
Druggies out on the streets, totally out of it and swaggering around like drunks? .
Many people are under these false images. Cannabis users are classed as the lowest .
of the low, drug abusers and criminals. Well, here is the truth about Cannabis. It is .
also known as Marijuana, Dope, Grass, Ganja, Weed, Puff, Gear, and Hash, is a .
Class B drug. This means if you are found in possession or found to be involved in .
supplying it you can be put in prison for a maximum of 14 years or an unlimited .
This is Cannabis. It comes in three forms, dried herb, resin or a sticky liquid. .
They all come from the plant Cannabis Sativa which grows throughout the world. .
Cannabis is most commonly smoked. Sometimes it is smoked with tobacco which .
has the same effects as smoking tobacco on its own. Nowadays the smoking of .
Cannabis through pipes is becoming more common. This is safe as it does not have .
the same effects as tobacco. Cannabis is not addictive. There have been no recorded .
deaths related to Cannabis .
So, you think, what is the point of all this? Well, I"ll tell you. Cannabis is an .
effective pain reliever. It does not kill. But despite this it is an illegal drug. Millions .
die of smoking related diseases and alcohol poisoning each year. Cigarettes and .
alcohol are legal, Cannabis isn't. Why? Nobody knows. Maybe because the .
government receives taxes. The effects last from 1-4 hours.
These are the effects of Cannabis:.
The most common are talkativeness, cheerfulness, relaxation and greater .
appreciation of sound and color. Cannabis is an effective reliever of the symptoms .
of multiple sclerosis, hypoglycaemia and, in certain instances, as a medication for .
the terminally ill.
It is important to remember that Cannabis has been used medically .
world-wide for centuries, and in this country it was legally prescribed up until 1928, .
however many people still use it illegally as an effective medicine.