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Illegal Drugs - Effects and the Law

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Name of class of drug Class of drug Effect on body Law Cannabis B -Some people may feel chilled out, relaxed and happy. Other people have one puff and feel sick. -Others get the giggles and become very talkative. -Hunger pangs are common and are known as 'getting the munchies' -Users may become more aware of their senses or get a feeling of slowing of time, which are due to its hallucinogenic effects. -Possession can get you up to five years in jail. -Supplying someone else, including your friends, can get you fourteen years and an unlimited fine. -If you are caught with cannabis the police will always take action. ...read more.


-High blood pressure and increase your risk of liver failure, stroke or heart attacks. -It's legal to possess or import steroids as long as there in the form of a medicinal product for personal use. But possession or importing with intent to supply is illegal and could lead to 14 years in prison, and an unlimited fine. Alcohol - -Alcohol will often exaggerate whatever mood your in when you start drinking. -Alchohal is a relaxant, so in moderation it can reduce feelings of anxiety and inhibitions, making you feel more sociable. -It takes your body an hour to process one unit of alcohol. -It's legal to give alcohol to anyone under 5. -A person under 14 can not go into a pub without it having a 'children's certificate.' ...read more.


Name of class of drug. Class of drug. Effect on body. Law LSD A * LSD or 'acid' has very random, and sometimes very frightening, effects. Trips feed off a person's imagination. * If panic sets in, the experience can be scary and confusing. Bad trips can be terrifying. * Flashbacks sometimes happen. * LSD could have serious, longer term implications for somebody who had a history of mental problems and may also be responsible for triggering a mental health problem that had previously gone undetected. LSD is a Class A drug - illegal to have, give away or sell. Possession can get you up to seven years in jail. Supplying someone else, including your friends, with LSD can get you a life sentence and an unlimited fine. You can also be refused a visa in some countries if you hold a drug conviction. ...read more.

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