Ways LSD affects human brain

Ways LSD affects human brain

An estimated 32 million American residents in 2010 reported the lifetime use of psychedelics, including lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), psilocybin (magic mushrooms), mescaline and peyote. Unlike other drugs, psychedelics often evoke the awareness of subconscious thoughts and feelings, such as repressed memories, feelings about life circumstances, fantasies or deep fears. People high on psychedelics experience hallucinations, vivid images and intense sounds. Read more

Higher potency pushing marijuana demand for drug treatment programs

Higher potency pushing marijuana demand for drug treatment programs

Marijuana is a mood altering (psychoactive) drug derived from the Cannabis plant, its two main varieties being Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. People consume cannabis by smoking, inhaling through vapor, brewing as a tea, with food, as a balm, or eating in the form of brownies or chocolate bars.

Cannabis is the most commonly abused illicit drug globally, popular for its psychoactive properties. Although originally classified as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, several states in the United States have started making it a legal drug. It has a slew of street monikers, including grass, pot, hash, weed, reefer, dope, herb, mull, Buddha, ganja, joint, stick, buckets, cones, skunk, hydro, yarndi, smoke and hooch among others. Read more