Substance spotlight – Marijuana

Drug names: dope, pot, reefer, joint, smoke, weed

What to look for: plastic baggies, rolling paper, “roach” clips, odor of burnt rope 

Physical symptoms: altered perception, dilated pupils, lack of concentration and coordination, craving for sweets, increased appetite, laughter

Dangers: psychological dependence, increased heart rate, impaired short-term memory, anxiety, lung damage, possible psychosis with chronic use

Substances & Detection Window:
11-Nor-delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid
Urine: occasional use: for 1 to 3 days; habitual/chronic use: up to 30 days
Hair: up to 90 days (depending on hair length)

Hair: up to 90 days (depending on hair length)
Oral-fluid: detects for less than 24 hours after use

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