soft drug

Definitions of soft drug
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n a drug of abuse that is considered relatively mild and not likely to cause addiction

Antonyms:
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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