How is cannabis used?

Cannabis in the form of dried leaves or flowers (heads) is usually smoked in hand-rolled cigarettes (known as ‘joints’), or in pipes or special water pipes (‘bongs’). The dried leaves and heads can also be mixed with tobacco before being smoked.

Hashish is usually crumbled and smoked in a pipe or bong. It can also be mixed with tobacco, cannabis leaf, or cannabis head before being smoked.

Hash oil is usually applied in small quantities to cannabis leaf, head, or tobacco cigarettes and smoked.  It can also be heated and the vapour inhaled.

All three forms of cannabis can also be added to food and eaten.

For more information about cannabis visit the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC).

Source: Adapted from the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) (2014) and the Australian Crime Commission (2014) 2012-13 Illicit Drug Data Report.