Marijuana as medicine. What is medical marijuana? Photo by ©Shutterstock.com/Atomazul(link is external)—Marijuana as medicine— The term medical marijuana refers to using the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat symptoms of illness and other conditions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not recognized or approved the marijuana plant as medicine. However, scientific […]
WHAT IS MARIJUANA? THE TRUTH ABOUT MARIJUANA Marijuana is one of the most abused drugs in the world. There is an ever-growing gap between the latest science about marijuana and the myths surrounding it. Some people think that since it is legal in some places, it must be safe. But your body doesn’t know a […]
What is marijuana? Marijuana DrugFacts Photo by NIDA —Marijuana DrugFacts— Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plant. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical THC and other similar compounds. Extracts can also be made from the cannabis plant (see “Marijuana Extracts“). Marijuana is the most commonly used psychotropic drug […]
Marijuana—also called weed, herb, pot, grass, bud, ganja, Mary Jane, and a vast number of other slang terms—is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried flowers of Cannabis sativa.