All-arounders

All-arounders have various effects on the body. They can act like both uppers and downers. Hallucinogens and cannabis fall into this category.

Hallucinogens are drugs used to produce distortion of reality and hallucinations. These drugs are also called illusionogenic or psychedelic. They dramatically affect perception, emotions, and mental processes. They distort the senses and can cause hallucinations. There are currently no accepted medical uses for hallucinogenic drugs.

Examples: LSD (acid, blotter), PCP (angel dust), mescaline or peyote, psilocybin (magic mushrooms) • Cannabis, commonly referred to as marijuana, is derived from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. THC is the active ingredient in the cannabis plant.

Cannabis is the most widely used of all illegal drugs. It has depressant effects, but, like stimulants, cannabis increases the heart rate.

Ecstasy is sometimes classed as an all-arounder because of its hallucinogenic properties.

(Source: Alberta Health Services)