What is an Marijuana?
Marijuana is a mind-altering (psychoactive) drug, produced by the Cannabis sativa plant. Marijuana contains over 480 constituents. THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is believed to be the main ingredient that produces the
Marijuana can be inhaled by smoking or vaporizing the flower as well as ingested. “Edibles” is the common term used to describe Marijuana, or THC, that is ingested. It can also be applied topically in some forms.
Marijuana is a green plant that looks tree like in appearance. The budding flower which contains the majority of THC can vary from bright green to shades of purple, sticky to the touch, and is often dried and grinded before use. THC extract, or oils, can range in viscosity being liquid or solid “wax like” substances
Marijuana can produce euphoric effects that may alter the perception of one’s surroundings. Dizziness, nausea, and extreme exhaustion are commons signs of overdose. Prolonged use can cause lack of drive, depression, short term memory loss and paranoia
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Marijuana remains a Schedule I substance under the U.S. Controlled Substance Act. Even though it is still considered “illegal” at the Federal level, in recent years many states have taken it upon themselves to regulate the legality of Marijuana. Some have decriminalized the substance, some have made it legal to use medicinally, and others have completely legalized the use marijuana for personal consumption. Right now, there are 12 States that have completely legalized the use of marijuana, 11 that have kept it fully illegal, and 28 that have mixed regulations, where as the state may have legalized the medicinal use of marijuana but not the personal use, or “recreational” use. The regulation of marijuana has been an on going debate for years and will continue to change.