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Drug:: Tetrahydrocanabinol
Classification:: Cannabis
CSA Schedule: Schedule I, II
Trade or Other Names: THC; Marinol
Medical Uses: Anti-nauseant
Physical Dependence: Unknown
Psychological Dependence: Moderate
Tolerance: Yes
Duration (hours): 2-4
Usual Method: Smoked; Oral
Possible Effects: Euphoria; Relaxed inhibitions; Increased appetite; Disorientation
Effects of Overdose: Fatigue; Paranoia; Possible psychosis
Withdrawal Syndrome: Occasional reports of insomnia; Hyperactivity; Decreased appetite

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