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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 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.

Man Tries To Pay For His Dinner With a Bag of Weed

on Friday, 01 June 2012.

marijuana for dinner

This man attempts to pay for a burger and fries, to-go from a local Denny's with a bag of pot. Police are still searching for him.

Young Couple Arrested For Child Neglect

on Monday, 21 May 2012.

Child Neglect

Two young parents were arrested for child neglect after police found cigarette burns and marijuana residue on their infant's blanket. The child was born with narcotics in his system and suffers from severe health issues.

Man Offers an Undercover Policeman a Toke of His Joint

on Friday, 18 May 2012.


A man offers an undercover officer a toke from his joint, resulting in a $100 citation.

Man Wanted for Murder of a Teen Marijuana Thief

on Wednesday, 16 May 2012.

Marijuana Abuse

Sixteen-year-old Sammy Mercado has been missing for over a month, since he tried to steal marijuana from an outdoor grow operation. Police now want another man in connection with the teen's murder.

Dutch Government Rules "No More Pot" for Foreigners

Written by Eliza Player on Monday, 30 April 2012.

Marijuana Ban

Dutch government upholds the new law that will ban foreigners from buying marijuana in coffee shops throughout the Netherlands.

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