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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.
Sixteen per cent of people who use cannabis for medical reasons say that their doctor suggested it

Sixteen per cent of people who use cannabis for medical reasons say that their doctor suggested it

What risk factors influence teenagers to start experimenting with marijuana?

What risk factors influence teenagers to start experimenting with marijuana?

Doubts over cannabis being a therapeutic and harmless drug

Doubts over cannabis being a therapeutic and harmless drug

Research shows preventive effects of cannabinoids on Alzheimer's disease

Research shows preventive effects of cannabinoids on Alzheimer's disease

Cannabis use may increase risk of stroke

Cannabis use may increase risk of stroke

Marijuana changes blood flow in the brain

Marijuana changes blood flow in the brain

Smoking marijuana is associated with increased risk of many of the same symptoms as smoking cigarettes

Smoking marijuana is associated with increased risk of many of the same symptoms as smoking cigarettes

Seven percent of college students have used prescription stimulants for non-medical purposes

Seven percent of college students have used prescription stimulants for non-medical purposes

Elementary school intervention boosts positive functioning in early childhood

Elementary school intervention boosts positive functioning in early childhood

Teen concerns about inhalants and painkiller use

Teen concerns about inhalants and painkiller use

Study shows that obesity is up, as is drinking by women

Study shows that obesity is up, as is drinking by women

Study of safety issues surrounding the medical use of cannabis has just been launched

Study of safety issues surrounding the medical use of cannabis has just been launched

Frequent cannabis use increases the risk of psychotic symptoms

Frequent cannabis use increases the risk of psychotic symptoms

Body's 'internal marijuana': A new target for treatment of schizophrenia, Parkinson's?

Body's 'internal marijuana': A new target for treatment of schizophrenia, Parkinson's?

Need to belong influences adolescent workplace drug use

Need to belong influences adolescent workplace drug use

Marijuana-like compounds may aid Parkinson's disease, pain and obesity

Marijuana-like compounds may aid Parkinson's disease, pain and obesity

Possible link between elevated calcium levels in older neurons and aging-related disorders of the brain

Possible link between elevated calcium levels in older neurons and aging-related disorders of the brain

Ecstasy does affect the memory of people who take it

Ecstasy does affect the memory of people who take it

Canadian agency releases report on the health of Canada's young people

Canadian agency releases report on the health of Canada's young people

Researchers have identified the mechanism by which marijuana may affect learning and memory

Researchers have identified the mechanism by which marijuana may affect learning and memory