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13 Feb 2017

"Marijuana" redirects here. For other uses, see Marijuana

Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is really a preparation from the Cannabis plant intended for use like a psychoactive drug or medicine. The primary psychoactive a part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); one of 483 known compounds within the plant, including at least 65 other cannabinoids. Cannabis may be used by smoking, vaporization, within food, or being an extract.

Cannabis is often used for its mental and physical effects, such as a "high" or "stoned" feeling, a general change in perception, euphoria (heightened mood), and an increase in appetite. Short term side effects may include a decrease in short-term memory, xerostomia, impaired motor skills,...