- Marijuana’s (scientific name is Cannabis sativa) leaves, seeds, stems and/or roots are consumed by marijuana users for the purpose of feeling intoxicated.
- THC, or tetrahydrocannibinol, is one of the hundreds of compounds within marijuana that has major intoxicating effects.
- Marijuana that is consumed for medical purposes, like for patients with nausea or poor appetite associated with AIDS or cancer treatment, is legal in a few states of the United States.
- Possession of marijuana, regardless of its purpose, is illegal in most jurisdictions.
- Marijuana is the most commonly abused illegal substance worldwide.
- While the number of people who use marijuana at any one time does not seem to have recently increased, the number of people who have a marijuana-related disorder has risen significantly. This is more or less true depending on age and ethnic group.
- Medical marijuana, also called marinol (Dronabinol), is a synthetic form of marijuana.
- There are many…
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