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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.
Cannabinoids have anti-cancer effects

Cannabinoids have anti-cancer effects

Discovery of new molecular mechanism for the processing of endocannabinoids

Discovery of new molecular mechanism for the processing of endocannabinoids

Severe vomiting case due to chronic marijuana use

Severe vomiting case due to chronic marijuana use

Discovery of new mechanism for the processing of endocannabinoids

Discovery of new mechanism for the processing of endocannabinoids

Efforts needed to increase HIV/AIDS education, prevention, experts, advocates say at California conference

Efforts needed to increase HIV/AIDS education, prevention, experts, advocates say at California conference

Study looks at driving under the influence of cannabis

Study looks at driving under the influence of cannabis

A new method to detect presence of 23 illicit drugs

A new method to detect presence of 23 illicit drugs

Genetic risk for substance use can be neutralized by good parenting

Genetic risk for substance use can be neutralized by good parenting

Marijuana use may increase risk of testicular cancer

Marijuana use may increase risk of testicular cancer

Teens who frequently go out with friends more likely to use marijuana

Teens who frequently go out with friends more likely to use marijuana

Heavy dope smoking can damage developing brain in teens, young adults

Heavy dope smoking can damage developing brain in teens, young adults

Study of cannabinoid medicine for pain found patients got 'high,' but effects not related to pain relief

Study of cannabinoid medicine for pain found patients got 'high,' but effects not related to pain relief

Substance use common among patients with tuberculosis

Substance use common among patients with tuberculosis

Pre-drinking - a new culture of intoxication

Pre-drinking - a new culture of intoxication

Success of anti-meth ads questioned by study

Success of anti-meth ads questioned by study

Decline in teen marijuana use stalls - trends in cigarette and alcohol use continues to fall

Decline in teen marijuana use stalls - trends in cigarette and alcohol use continues to fall

Program to deter youth alcohol use also reduces conduct problems, study finds

Program to deter youth alcohol use also reduces conduct problems, study finds

Marijuana may be good for the aging brain

Marijuana may be good for the aging brain

Extended suboxone treatment substantially improves outcomes for opioid-addicted young adults

Extended suboxone treatment substantially improves outcomes for opioid-addicted young adults

Providing pain relief with computers

Providing pain relief with computers