Flashcards in Cannabis Deck (46)
why is marijuana classified separately?
effects are varied and complex
what are three species of cannabis?
-for fibre: hemp rope
-lanky plant 18ft
-2 to 3 ft high
what is the primary psychoactive agent in cannabis?
where is THC concentrated in?
Resin (flowering tops)
what is Charas?
what is ganja?
sinsemilla "without seeds"
what is Bhang?
powder that can mixed into drinks
-rare in Canada
-red oil cannabis
less than 1%
what is Hashish?
3-8% THC (maybe up to 20%)
how to efficiently produce hashish?
boiling plants in alcohol and evaporating liquid down to thick, dark oil
more than 50% THC
what is sinsemilla
dried flowering tops of plants with female plants
-why female? females dont put energy into seed production, thus increasing potency
what is the earliest mention of cannabis?
Chinese pharmacy 2737 BC
how did the Muslim world use cannabis?
socially by 1000AD
what is Hashishiyya?
religious cult that carried out political murders
who is the primary supplier for hash products to Canada?
what is the average age for initiation into cannabis?
The following is cultivated primarily for its fibres, from which hemp is made:
____ is a preparation of potent marijuana.
Complete elimination of one dose of THC and its metabolites may take:
2 to 3 weeks.
The endogenous substance found in the brain with marijuana-like effects is:
One consistent physiological effect of THC is:
increased heart rate.
Which of the following effects of marijuana is reliably seen in both infrequent and regular marijuana smokers?
slowed cognitive processing
Dronabinol (Marinol) has been approved for use:
as an antiemetic in conjunction with cancer chemotherapy.
in improving appetite in patients suffering from anorexia and AIDS.
One behavioural problem associated with marijuana use is:
Sativex is marketed in Canada as a treatment for dealing with neuropathic pain associated with:
when was THC isolated?
how is smoked marijuana absorbed?
rapidly by blood and travels to brain and then rest of the body
-peak effects within 5-10 minutes
how is oral THC absorbed?
more slowly and the liver transforms it
-less THC reaches brain
-peak effects within 90 minutes
after one week how much THC might remain?
what is the endogenous substance isolated from brain tissue?