Cannabis is one of the most illicitly used drugs in the UK and has many street names depending on your demographics such as Marijuana, Puff, Weed, skunk, pot, hash, resin etc.
It is a common misconception among the younger generation that Cannabis has little to no harmless effect. In reality, regular Cannabis use is having a dangerous impact on users physically and psychologically with a high potential for abuse. Using Cannabis over prolonged periods can lead to tolerance, dependence and eventually misuse.
Effects vary from person to person, for some it helps them to feel relaxed and chilled, while others become talkative and giggly. But it can also make people feel unmotivated and tired; some can get feelings of anxiety, paranoia and confusion.
The hallucinogenic effects of Cannabis are mainly due to a compound in Cannabis called tetrahydrocannabinol commonly known as THC. The other important compound in Cannabis is cannabidiol (CBD). Skunk and other forms of strong Cannabis contain high levels of THC but hardly any or no CBD.