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Drug Identification Chart: Cannabis

Cannabis (Hash oil)
Cannabis
(Hash oil)
Cannabis (Hashish)
Cannabis
(Hashish)
Cannabis (Marihuana)
Cannabis
(Marihuana)
Cocaine (Crystals)
Cocaine
(Crystals)
Cocaine (Rocks)
Cocaine
(Rocks)
GHB
LSD (Blotting Paper)
LSD
(Blotting Paper)
LSD (Tablets)
LSD
(Tablets)
Methamphetamine (Crystals)
Methamphe tamine
(Crystals)
Methamphetamine (Powder)
Methamphetamine (Tablets)
Kétamine (Liquid)
Kétamine
(Liquid)
Kétamine (Powder)
Kétamine
(Powder)
Kétamine (Tablets)
Kétamine
(Tablets)
PCP (Powder)
PCP
(Powder)
PCP (Tablets)
PCP
(Tablets)

Cannabis (Hash Oil)

Hash Oil

Description: Thick liquid substance;
yellow, orangy yellow, dark brown, or black in colour

Street Names: Oil, Honey Oil, Liquid Hash

Methods of Use: Smoked

Category: Perception-distorting (Substance that alters sensory perception. It causes changes in user’s mood, thoughts and consciousness.)

Most Commonly Cited Effects: Same effects as marihuana, but much more pronounced due to the THC 1 level (between 10% and 50%)

Detection Method: Odour, red eyes, pasty mouth, slurred speech, slowed mental reactions, increased appetite (munchies)

Appendices: II

Law and Offences: Controlled Drug and Substances Act – Possession: section 4(1) – Possession with intent to traffic: section 5(2) – Trafficking: section 5(1) – Import-Export: section 6(1) – Possession with intent to export: section 6(2) – Manufacturing: section 7(1)

Cannabis (Hashish)

Hashish

Description: Substance varying from soft to very hard in consistency; light brown to black in colour

Street Names: Hash, Resin, Brown

Methods of Use: Smoked Ingested

Category: Perception-distorting (Substance that alters sensory perception. It causes changes in user’s mood, thoughts and consciousness.)

Most Commonly Cited Effects: Same effects as marihuana, but more intense due to the THC 1 level (variable, can go up to 35%)

Detection Method: Odour, red eyes, pasty mouth, slurred speech, slowed mental reactions, increased appetite (munchies)

Appendices: II, VII and VIII

Law and Offences: Controlled Drug and Substances Act – Possession: section 4(1) – Possession with intent to traffic: section 5(2) – Trafficking: section 5(1) – Import-Export: section 6(1) – Possession with intent to export: section 6(2) – Manufacturing: section 7(1)

Cannabis (Marihuana)

Marihuana

Description: Substance resembling tea leaves, varying from pale green to brown

Street Names: Mary, Pot, Mary Jane, Grass, Weed, Green

Methods of Use: Smoked Ingested

Category: Perception-distorting (Substance that alters sensory perception. It causes changes in user’s mood, thoughts and consciousness.)

Most Commonly Cited Effects: Loss of inhibitions, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, hilarity, fatigue, drowsiness due to the THC 1 level (between 5% and 15%)

Detection Method: Odour, red eyes, pasty mouth, slurred speech, slowed mental reactions, increased appetite (munchies)

Appendices: II, VII and VIII

Law and Offences: Controlled Drug and Substances Act – Possession: section 4(1) – Possession with intent to traffic: section 5(2) – Trafficking: section 5(1) – Import-Export: section 6(1) – Possession with intent to export: section 6(2) – Manufacturing: section 7(1)

1 THC (tetrahydrocannabinol): active ingredient in cannabis that produces its psychoactive effects.