THC (Cannabis)

Download the THC (Cannabis) Drug Fact Sheet   What is THC (Cannabis)? Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug in Australia. Ingesting the drug can result in the onset of several physical and psychological symptoms, thought the severity of these varies depending on factors such as but not limited to; how much is consumed, the frequency of use, how it is administered, its strength, the user’s tolerance level, the user’s mood, and whether it was taken in conjunction with other substances. (1) The most common forms of Cannabis used are: Herbal Cannabis (Marijuana) – This is the dried leaves and flowers…

MORPHINE & HEROIN

Download the Morphine and Heroin Drug Fact Sheet   What are Morphine and Heroin? Morphine and Heroin are part of the Opioid class of drugs. Morphine is a naturally occurring opiate derived from the resin of the Opium Poppy. Heroin is a chemically processed derivative of Morphine and is classified as semi-synthetic. Opioids are depressant drugs; this does not imply they make a user depressed, but rather they act on the central nervous system by slowing its activity and consequently slowing messages between the brain and the rest of the body. Opioids also impact receptors in the brain by blocking…