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Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Cannabis is a term that refers to marijuana and other drugs made from the same plant. Other forms of cannabis include sinsemilla, hashish, and hash oil. All forms of cannabis are mind-altering (psychoactive) drugs.

The main active chemical in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). Short-term effects of marijuana use include problems with memory and learning, distorted perception, difficulty in thinking and problem solving, loss of coordination, increased heart rate, and anxiety.

Marijuana is being studied in the treatment of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy or opiate drugs, such as morphine sulfate. Marijuana is also being studied in the treatment of pain.
Study finds high rates of marijuana use among Baby Boomers

Study finds high rates of marijuana use among Baby Boomers

Cannabis use during adolescence: an interview with Dr Edmund Silins

Cannabis use during adolescence: an interview with Dr Edmund Silins

Usage of marijuana impairs quality of sleep

Usage of marijuana impairs quality of sleep

Can cannabis help curb convulsions?

Can cannabis help curb convulsions?

Marijuana may cause heart complications in young people

Marijuana may cause heart complications in young people

Patients’ eligibility for liver transplantation may be lowered by incarceration, marijuana use, and psychiatric diagnoses

Patients’ eligibility for liver transplantation may be lowered by incarceration, marijuana use, and psychiatric diagnoses

Cannabis and the endocannabinoid system: an interview with Dr Leonora Long

Cannabis and the endocannabinoid system: an interview with Dr Leonora Long

Marijuana and testicular cancer: an interview with Victoria Cortessis

Marijuana and testicular cancer: an interview with Victoria Cortessis

Gabapentin drug helps people to quit cannabis

Gabapentin drug helps people to quit cannabis

Synthetic Marijuana banned in NY

Synthetic Marijuana banned in NY

Synthetic marijuana use among teenagers raises concerns

Synthetic marijuana use among teenagers raises concerns

Teens driving under influence of marijuana: Study finds

Teens driving under influence of marijuana: Study finds

Cannabis and automobile accidents: Analysis finds link

Cannabis and automobile accidents: Analysis finds link

Occasional marijuana use does not affect lung function: Study

Occasional marijuana use does not affect lung function: Study

Now cannabis mouth spray to help ‘pot’ addicts quit

Now cannabis mouth spray to help ‘pot’ addicts quit

Drug abuse high in West Australian young men: Study

Drug abuse high in West Australian young men: Study

Intelligent children more likely to abuse drugs as teens and adults: Study

Intelligent children more likely to abuse drugs as teens and adults: Study

California Medical Association with 35,000 doctors in tow wants to legalize and regulate marijuana

California Medical Association with 35,000 doctors in tow wants to legalize and regulate marijuana

UN report on illicit drug use worldwide

UN report on illicit drug use worldwide

Drug use among young adults on the rise in U.S.

Drug use among young adults on the rise in U.S.