and short time effects, it is rarely used hypodermically.
Usually it is
sniffed. Cocaine powder used in this manner is usually called "snow" and is a
Its continued sniffing causes sores on the nasal septum.
This fact should be kept in mind by someone who is searching a suspected
4. Non-narcotic Drugs.
The Hallucinogenic Drugs.
pleasant or horrible. They can be short-lasting or long-lasting, depending on
the drug. The hallucinogenic drugs are unpredictable; one never knows when it
will be a good trip and when it will be a bad trip.
It's like playing
"Chemical Russian Roulette." The slang term "trip" is defined as a temporary
undergoing of personality change. It is characterized by temporary irrational
a. Marijuana. No matter what part of the world we may be in or by what
name it is called, any part of this plant is marijuana. Even if the physical
appearance differs in the product, we are talking of any item derived from that
For botanical classification, we have the genus and species name of
Cannabis Sativa. The cannabis is unique; it exists in a single species, but
there are a number of varieties.
Cannabis is Latin of "hemp" and Sativa is
Latin for "planted or sown." The varieties of the single specie Indica,
Americana and Mexicana, refer to the geographical region where it grows. Let
us study this unique plant which is called marijuana. It has had a very long
and infamous history of abuse. The use has spread to all segments of American
life. Particularly it has spread to the youth of our country.
(1) Identification of marijuana.
(a) Marijuana is an imperfect plant, a male plant and female plant
which attains a height of from 3 to 16 feet. It can grow anywhere without any
special attention. After pollination, the male plant dies. It is an annual
plant that springs from its own seeds.
The marijuana leaf consists of a number of smaller leaflets,
usually 5 to
11 in a single leaf. The leaflets are pointed at both ends and
or saw-toothed. The upperside of the leaflet is dark green and
is a lighter green (Figure 6-1).
Marijuana (Cannabis Sativa).