Marijuana flower: Marijuana flower is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp (Cannabis sativa) plant. It goes by many different names, including: pot, herb, bud, weed, and grass. This form of marijuana is usually smoked, and, like tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke irritates the throat and lungs.
Marijuana concentrates: Marijuana concentrates are made by extracting potent cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. They are usually consumed by vaporizing the product. Marijuana concentrates go by many different names, including: hash oil, tinctures, dabbing, dabs, shatter, CO2 oil, BHO, wax, budder, honey, and honey oil. Marijuana concentrate users ingest higher levels of the addictive ingredient in marijuana, THC, at faster rates. This can increase the chance of addiction. It can also lead to overdose.
Marijuana-infused edibles: Edibles are food products (like cookies, brownies, candy, and drinks) infused with marijuana. Eating marijuana can be very dangerous. This is because while the effects of smoking or vaping marijuana begin after only a few minutes, the effects of eating marijuana might not begin for 1-3 hours. Because the effects take longer to begin, a user may consume larger amounts of the drug while thinking the drug isn’t working. This can lead to overdose of marijuana.
Topical marijuana: Topicals are cannabis-infused lotions, balms, and oils that are absorbed through the skin and are often used medically for localized pain and inflammation. Marijuana topicals are non-psychoactive, which means they will not get a user high. Topicals that contain THC do not show positive on standard drug test, because the THC does not enter into the bloodstream. However, topicals with THC may show up on drug tests that are more in-depth than standard tests.
Under Washington law, if you’re 13 or older, it’s confidential when you get medical care, drug/alcohol abuse services, or mental health counseling. No one else will find out, not even your parents/guardians—unless you want to tell them. Your doctor can’t talk to anyone else about it unless you say it’s ok—in writing. The only exception is if you share with the doctor that you’re in immediate danger of hurting yourself, hurting someone else, or being hurt.