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Marijuana

What is Marijuana?

Marijuana is a naturally occurring green [sometimes gray] substance produced from the Cannibis sativa hemp plant. Its chemical name is tetra-hydro-cannabinol or [THC]. Some street names for marijuana include chronic, Mary Jane, pot, herb, dope, ganja, homegrown, bud, indo, and weed to name a few. Most often users smoke marijuana from a bong or pipe. Equally as common are those that smoke it as a blunt or cigarette. Users also consume marijuana, often in the form of brownies and herb teas. When smoked, marijuana produces a sense of well-being and a heightening of the senses, often a euphoric effect. Some short term effects of marijuana include: difficulty with processing information; accelerated heartbeat, warped perception; forgetfulness; decreased coordination. Also, worry, anxiety, paranoia, and distrust are common. Research shows that 50% of all 18-25 year olds have smoked marijuana at least once. According to About.com the majority of marijuana users do not develop an addiction; this does not mean it’s not possible. In fact, studies reveal that more than 120,000 people per year seek treatment in an effort to stop using marijuana. Although it is often purported to be the gateway drug, no particular study of merit has ever shown a correlation between marijuana usage and the subsequent usage of much harder substances like crack, meth, heroin, or cocaine.

Rihanna Is Creative With Her Album Art

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Wednesday, 26 September 2012.

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Rihanna is allegedly a fan of marijuana. In fact, she is allegedly a huge fan of marijuana.

Fiona Apple Arrested For Possession Of Marijuana; She Is Still Being Held

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Thursday, 20 September 2012.

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Indie singer-song writer, and one-time pop culture phenomenon, Fiona Apple has been arrested and is still being held regarding a drug related charge.

Taco Truck In Olivehurst, California Serves Up Methamphetamine and Marijuana

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Wednesday, 29 August 2012.

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CBS News in San Francisco revealed that two brothers operating a taco truck, in Olivehurst, California were arrested for illegally distributing methamphetamine and marijuana.

Former National Football League Wide Receiver, Sam Hurd, In Federal Custody, Indefinitely, Regarding Drug-related Offense

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Wednesday, 29 August 2012.

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Professional football player, Sam Hurd, is the most recent recruit to be added to the list of professional athletes arrested and charged with drug-related offenses.

At A Colorado Plant, Fourteen Thousand Marijuana Plants Were Burned, Without Anyone Getting High

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Tuesday, 28 August 2012.

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Fourteen thousand marijuana plants were burned without any vapors, residue, or pungent-odors, such as THC escaping into the air.

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