The Romans, ancient Chinese and Indians used the cannabis plant as a medicine over 2000 years ago but If you are offered some cannabis, be cool/strong & say NO! This dangerous drug can lead to memory problems, long term mental health problems and physical diseases. Check out some FACTS about cannabis, legal highs, alcohol & other drugs here.
NHS: The Effects of Drugs
Drug abuse can be very harmful to your health. We take a look at some of the most commonly taken illegal drugs, what they are and how they can affect you.
KnowTheScore: Legal Highs
‘Legal Highs’ are substances designed to produce the same, or similar effects, to drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy, but are structurally different enough to avoid being controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act. 'Legal highs' cannot be sold for human consumption so they are often sold as bath salts, research chemicals, plant food or advertised as ‘not for human consumption’ to get round the law.