Substance Snapshots aim to provide the general public with knowledge surrounding specific substances, classes of substances, and methods of consumption. Each snapshot explains what the substance is, how it's used, the different effects it may have, when to seek emergency help, and how to stay safe.
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Cannabinoids can be stimulating, hallucinogenic, or cause drowsiness. The main chemicals in Cannabinoids are THC (psychoactive) and CBD (calming). They are naturally produced from the cannabis plant.
Depressants are a group of substances that slow down processes in your body, like messages between your brain and body. They are used for their relaxing and euphoric effect.
Hallucinogens are also called psychedelics. They can cause changes in perception, mood, and thinking. They affect a person’s thinking, time, and emotions. cause hallucinations, creativity, and an “otherworldly” experience.
Stimulants are a group of substances that speed up processes in your body, such as messages to your brain. People may use stimulants because they help them feel alert, confident, or euphoric.