What is Marijuana?
First of all, marijuana is a mossy type of plant. It is small and green with brown twigs.
Marijuana is a drug with the composition of Cannabis Sativa. The active ingredient is tetrahydrocannabinol, known as THC.
People often keep marijuana stored in sandwich bags. Therefore, if you see baggies lying around, investigate.
How is Marijuana Abused by Teens?
Some smoke marijuana in a glass pipe or rolled in paper.
One may empty the tobacco from a cigar and use the shell to roll a blunt. In addition, some add marijuana to brownie and cookie batter before baking. There are many ways to use this substance. Furthermore, there are many ways to hide use. Consequently, be aware.
Teen Street Names for Marijuana
Marijuana is often referred to through code names. Weed and pot are common.
Aside from “weed” and “pot,” it’s also called “Mary Jane”. In addition, it is called “bud,” “ganja”, “herb,” “chronic”, “grass”, “dope”, “hash”, “trees”, and “hemp”. Users refer to the joint as a “doobie” or a “fatty”.
Using marijuana is no longer limited to rolling papers. In fact, marijuana users today are more likely to use a bong or a pipe to consume marijuana. Although many of these devices are easily recognizable as drug paraphernalia, some are not. However, asking what a device is for or investigating on your own is never a problem. It is your home and your child.
Some teens use a bong. Bongs vary in shape, size, and appearance. Urban Dictionary states that a water pipe or bong is a device used for smoking marijuana. Smoke is bubbled through a water chamber. Therefore, bongs cool the smoke before it enters the lungs.
Other teens use pipes made from a variety of materials. These materials include wood, ceramics, and glass. How can you tell a pipe has been used? Smoking marijuana leaves a brown blackish resin in a pipe that resembles a tarry substance. A used pipe will have signs of this residue.
Common Methods and Names
At the tip of a joint may be what’s called a “roach.” The term originated in England where joints are rolled with tobacco to facilitate the burn. Tobacco leaks tar. Hence, roaches were small pieces of cardboard, rolled and placed into the mouthpiece of the joint. These adaptations are referred to as filters. You might hear the term roach clip which describes the metal holder that pinches a joint.
Marijuana is currently illegal in all US states aside from the licensed medical marijuana farmers and users. Consequently, you must stay alert to teen behavior. Finally, be wary if you hear the jargon exchanged among your teen and his or her friends. Hence, this could indicate that your teen is smoking pot, which is considered a gateway toward other more dangerous drugs. In conclusion, if you have further questions or need support, we are here to help. Call us any time.