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soft drug

Definitions of soft drug
  1. noun
    a drug of abuse that is considered relatively mild and not likely to cause addiction
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    hard drug
    a narcotic that is considered relatively strong and likely to cause addiction
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    bhang
    a preparation of the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant; much used in India
    cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana
    the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
    haschisch, hash, hasheesh, hashish
    purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen
    Acapulco gold, Mexican green
    a particularly potent variety of marijuana
    type of:
    drug of abuse, street drug
    a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction
    narcotic
    a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
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