The cannabis plant is used for its effects on the mind. It is also used for medical, social or religious purposes. Marijuana is a slang term for the dried flowers, leaves, stems and seeds of the cannabis plant.

Cannabis can be taken in different ways, by:

  • smoking:
    • joints or spliffs (cannabis rolled in cigarette paper)
      • which may be mixed with tobacco
    • pipes and bongs (a type of pipe)
    • blunts (partially or entirely hollowed out cigar wrappers filled with cannabis)
  • drinking or eating:
    • teas
    • sodas
    • cannabis oil
    • baked goods
  • vaporizing and vaping (breathing in dried cannabis or liquid cannabis vapours through a vaporizer or vaping device)
  • dabbing (breathing in very hot vapours from heating cannabis concentrates)