Cannabis Usually smoked with tobacco or by itself but sometimes dried and cooked with food. Naturally grown drug which contains a strong chemical known as THC. Most commonly used illegal drug in Britain but only 1 in year olds said they had tried it in 2010.
Cannabis Class B drug If caught in possession of cannabis you could be sentenced up to 5 years in prison or be given an unlimited fine, in some cases both. If caught dealing cannabis you can be sentenced up to 14 years in prison and be given an unlimited fine.
Cannabis Long Term Effects Addicition Feelings of paranoia and anxiety- strongly linked to mental illness such as schizophrenia Effects the ability to concentrate Respiratory conditions Effects on sexual reproduction Short Term Effects Feeling sick after a few drags (called a whitey) Getting the giggles or munchies Feeling of time slowing down and relaxation
Cocaine Most commonly snorted but can be smoked or injected. Drawing out the chemicals so that you can smoke it or inject it is called Free-Basing. Common night-life drug that has become more popular than ecstasy. Stays in your system for up to 72 hours Is often mixed with local anaesthetic to create a numb feeling.
Cocaine Class A drug. Illegal to possess, sell or give to people Possession can lead to 7 years in prison. Selling Cocaine can lead to life in prison and an unlimited fine. Being caught with Cocaine almost always leads to some form of police action.
Cocaine Long Term Effects Addiction- Cocaine is a highly addictive drug Depression, irritability or paranoia Asthma Loss of septum when snorted Reduced sex-drive Short Term Effects Short lived buzz with feelings of energy The come down from Cocaine is unpleasant Flu type symptoms Headache After effects get worse with continued use
Mephedrone Is similar to Ecstasy and Cocaine. Commonly snorted but can be swallowed in bombs and sometimes found in capsules. White, off-white or yellow powder. Derived from a chemical also found in plants thats creates a feeling of euphoria. Before its classification in 2010 it could be bought in shops, advertised as plant food.
Mephedrone Class B drug. Possession can lead to 5 years in prison and an unlimited fine. Supplying to other people can lead to 14 years in prison and an unlimited fine. Until 2010 it was sold as a legal high.
Mephedrone Long Term Effects These are new drugs and the long term effects are still unpredictable Overstimulation of the respiratory system, damaging the heart Short Term Effects Overstimulation of the nervous system leading to fits Anxiety and Paranoia Highly addictive
Methamphetamine Similar effects to Cocaine and is part of the amphetamine family Crystal form is highly dangerous and addictive Comes in several forms including; powder, tablets or crystals Can be snorted, injected, swallowed or smoked
Methamphetamine Class A drug Possession leads to up to 7 years in prison and an unlimited fine Supply can lead to life in prison and an unlimited fine If caught with methamphetamine the police will always take some form of action
Methamphetamine Long Term Effects Physical damage to the brain Severe Psychosis Overdose can lead to strokes, lung and kidney damage Short Term Effects You can get an itch where you scratch your skin away Increased sex-drive and lowered inhibitions