The majority of the world is familiar with this humble plant, with its consumption leading to a state of deep relaxation, philosophical thinking, and introspection. Rumor has it that Bob Marley’s wife snuck a whole sprig of the stuff into her husband’s coffin, and no one had the heart to take it out.
Its effects can last hours, leading, sadly and inevitably, to pretty severe cases of the munchies caused by the introduction of THC to the liver. Only ten percent of users become dependent on the drug, but long-term use can affect your ability to learn and concentrate.
Unfortunately, risks of developing psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia also increase with sustained use of marijuana. An even scarier thought is the prominence of spiking: A young boy named Connor Eckhardt took one hit of spice (also known as K2), a drug commonly mistaken for or laced into cannabis, and was declared brain-dead in the hospital.