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HALLU

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THE FACTS

• Skunk is the generic name used to describe this potent form of the cannabis plant

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• It is genetically modified to be far stronger than cannabis

• Skunk could be rolled with tobacco into a 'spliff' or 'joint'... it might also be smoked on its own in a pipe or eaten

• Cannabis on the street is often skunk

EFFECTS

• Effects are similar but magnified to those of

cannabis... they are often dependent on mood, company, music and surroundings

• Skunk can result in uncontrollable laughing and increased talking

• Skunk's strength and speed

might catch out inexperienced users

RISKS

• Effects might come on rapidly and the results can be quite dramatic... including anxiety attacks and projectile vomiting

• Has very high levels of THC... tetrahydrocannabinol... the psycho-active ingredient of cannabis... and is suspected to increase mental health problems such as schizophrenia... especially for under-16s

• Some users experience nervousness and paranoia... or momentary hallucinations • Skunk is thought by some to be addictive, and users could become addicted to the 'dope' lifestyle and/or

the nicotine in tobacco if used

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SIGNS

• under the influence

red eyes... lethargy... drowsiness... some dilation of pupils... forgetting what they're doing... staring and quiet

• behaviour changes

isolating themselves... avoiding family gettogethers... lateness... perhaps financial difficulties... brown fingers and yellow teeth from smoking

• paraphernalia

large cigarette papers ... small torn cardboard for use in the end of joints... glass water pipes... hookahs and bongs... small pipes

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