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A drug that is believed to be nonaddictive and less damaging to the health than a hard drug.
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|Noun||1.||soft drug - a drug of abuse that is considered relatively mild and not likely to cause addiction|
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
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
haschisch, hasheesh, hashish, hash - purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen
narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
hard drug - a narcotic that is considered relatively strong and likely to cause addiction