Cannabis Use In The UK

Cannabis (known buy other names around the world) refers to the buds, leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant, which are usually dried and smoked. It is available either as resin (a solid block) which needs to be heated in order to be smoked.

Cannabis is referred to by many different names, including hash, skunk and weed. Names tend to vary from place to place. An important tip for people who know or work with users is that it tends to be best to just call a drug by its name, and not to try to use or pre-empt terms that people themselves might use (although finding out through discussion what they do call it can be useful).

As well as the potential for losing credibility (particularly with young people), attempting to use the same terms as clients can lead to confusion as to what drug you are talking about - for example, some people may call the resin form of cannabis "brown", but for others this is a term for heroin.


Cannabis is the most widely used illegal drug in the UK. The British Crime Survey reports that in 2010/11, 6.8% of adults aged 16 to 59 (around 2.2 million people) used it.

Method of Use

Cannabis is usually smoked in spliffs or joints (with tobacco) or on its own in bongs or buckets, which are popular with heavy cannabis smokers. A spliff or joint is essentially a cigarette paper with tobacco in it. The cannabis is crumbled into that mixture (if the cannabis is a block of resin, it has to be heated to soften it so that it can be crumbled). The joint is then rolled and then smoked. Bongs are water pipes, and buckets are a more rudimentary version, and people often smoke pure cannabis (without tobacco) if they're smoking it in a bong or bucket.

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