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Drug Facts. To understand a drug, you need to understand its effects, why people use it, and the risk it poses in terms of both health and criminal penalties. Marijuana Marijuana is the most popular and easily accessible illegal drug in the U. The use of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes is not new. Indeed, the use of marijuana has been documented as far back as 12, years ago, making it one of the earliest cultivated crops. Heroin Heroin is processed from morphine, a naturally occurring opiate extracted from the seedpod of certain varieties of poppy plants.

The opium poppy has been cultivated for more than five thousand years for a variety of medicinal uses. MDMA produces effects that resemble both stimulants and psychedelics, as well as its ature effect: a feeling of connectedness. Cocaine Cocaine is a stimulant drug extracted from the leaves of the coca plant, which is cultivated in the Andean region of South America. It can be consumed in powder or crack cocaine form and produces feelings of alertness, power and energy. Methamphetamine and Other Stimulants The history of the use of methamphetamine is intertwined with the history of its chemical cousin amphetamine.

Their chemical structures are similar, although the effect of methamphetamine on the central nervous system is more pronounced. It is active at exceptionally small doses and is taken orally, sometimes as droplets or more commonly on blotter paper and absorbed on the tongue and then swallowed.

Psilocybin Mushrooms Psilocybin is the main ingredient found in several types of psychoactive mushrooms, making it perhaps the best-known naturally-occurring psychedelic drug. It is most commonly found in wild or homegrown mushrooms and sold either fresh or dried. Get more psilocybin mushroom facts. Synthetic Opioids Fentanyl Synthetic opioids refer to a category of novel psychoactive substances NPS that are either known to be opiates or have opiate-like effects. These are not naturally occurring substances, although they have effects related to the naturally occurring drugs from several species of the opium poppy plant.

Get more synthetic opioids facts. Synthetic Cannabinoids "Spice", "K2", etc. A synthetic cannabinoid product is a branded package containing herbal matter sprayed or doused with liquid synthetic cannabinoids. Get more synthetic cannabinoid facts. Synthetic Cathinones "Bath Salts", "Flakka", etc.

Synthetic cathinones were discovered several decades ago through legitimate laboratory research. Get more synthetic cathinone facts.

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To understand a drug, you need to understand its effects, why people use it, and the risk it poses in terms of both health and criminal penalties.