Weed 101:
Marijuana basics

If you’ve landed on this page, it’s because there are things you want to know about marijuana: what it is, how it works, and the effects it may have on you both short-term and long-term. Below is our weed 101, quick and simple info designed to get you up to speed with weed.

What is marijuana?
5 quick marijuana facts


Updated 08 July 2015

What is marijuana? How is marijuana used? What are the negative effects of marijuana? How does marijuana work? What are the laws on marijuana?

Driving stoned -
the facts


Updated 09 December 2014

Is driving stoned safe? You wouldn’t think of driving drunk so why would driving high be any different? Find out why driving stoned is definitely not safe!

Effects of marijuana on the brain


Updated 04 August 2015

If you’ve been wondering if smoking marijuana can affect your brain – you’re not the only one. On average Google receives more than 4000 searches every month from people in Australia who want to know about the effects of marijuana on the brain.

Marijuana potency – is marijuana stronger than it used to be?


Updated 01 May 2015

Over the last 20 years, the number of health problems and adverse effects related to marijuana use has grown, with some people putting it down to the idea that marijuana potency is stronger now than it was.

Is marijuana addictive?
Answer 7 quick questions to find out...


Updated 05 August 2015

Historically marijuana wasn’t seen as an addictive drug, so it’s a fair question to ask: is marijuana addictive? We now know that, like most drugs, people who use cannabis can become addicted or dependent on it.

Mixing weed with other drugs: What's the deal?


Updated 03 June 2015

While there are a lot of rhymes about combining weed with alcohol and how quickly it can land you on your backside, the best advice when it comes to mixing weed with other drugs is just not to do it.

How long does marijuana stay in your system?


Updated 15 March 2016

Have you ever wondered how long weed can stay in your system? Is it true that weed can stay in your system for up to six months?

4 steps to helping a friend
who’s greened out


Updated 01 May 2015

Sometimes when people smoke or eat too much weed too quickly, they can become very pale and feel nauseous, dizzy, sweaty and possibly vomit.

Smoking marijuana while pregnant


Updated 01 May 2015

Will smoking marijuana while pregnant harm my baby?

Is synthetic cannabis like Kronic, Spice and Kalma safe?


Updated 01 May 2015

The basics about synthetic cannabis, what it is, how it works and why it should be avoided.

What are the side effects of marijuana on your body?


Updated 01 May 2015

If you've noticed yourself feeling a bit unmotivated lately, maybe it’s time to ask yourself – could it be the weed?

What's the deal? How to quit smoking weed


Updated 01 May 2015

If using cannabis is getting in the way of your relationships, changing your priorities or you’re just moving into the next phase of life, it may be time to think about quitting weed.

Bongs, joints and vaporisers – are they bad for you?


Updated 01 May 2015

Are bongs bad for you? Or are bongs better for you than a joint? Is a vaporiser healthy?

Medicinal cannabis 101


Updated 10 August 2015

A quick introduction to the use of cannabis as a medicine