Cannabis (weed, hashish, marihuana) is just as dangerous as hard drugs and has multiple effects. It can have both narcotic and psychotropic effects. Other adverse effects include: agitation, anxiety, paranoia, it reduces reflexes, thinking and concentration capacity, causes red eyes, and can cause dizziness and heart palpitations. Prolonged use leads to risking memory loss, depression, schizophrenia, lung- mouth- and throat cancer and the risk of developing psychoses and bipolarity.
Hashish and weed come from the female hemp plant. The flower tops and upper leaves of the hemp plant have small resin glands. These are hair-like structures that secrete resin; you can see these hairs on the flower tops. This resin is designed to attract pollen and contains THC which is the active component of hashish and weed.
For weed, the flower buds are crushed. For hash, only the pure resin is used. Hashish and weed may vary in terms of effect, taste and strength. In addition, there are many different types of weed and hashish. The effects of weed are particularly underestimated as a drug that can cause much physical and psychological damage.
Some weed varieties contain very high levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
Its effects are determined by THC but also by other chemicals that are present in weed or hashish such as CBD (cannabidiol) and CBN (cannabinol). CBD has no individual effect but does influence the effect of THC.
It is worth noting that CBD has almost completely disappeared from Dutch weed or Skunk. The result is that “Nederwiet” or skunk potentially carries more risks than foreign hash which does contain CBD.