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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.
Prenatal drug exposure associated with greater sleep problems in children

Prenatal drug exposure associated with greater sleep problems in children

Long term dope use shrinks the brain

Long term dope use shrinks the brain

Long-term, heavy cannabis use may shrink brain's hippocampus and amygdala

Long-term, heavy cannabis use may shrink brain's hippocampus and amygdala

Young people are drinking and taking drugs to enhance sexual arousal or prolong sex

Young people are drinking and taking drugs to enhance sexual arousal or prolong sex

Increase in cannabis use among Ontario adults, CAMH reports

Increase in cannabis use among Ontario adults, CAMH reports

Illicit drug use increasingly glamorized in rap music

Illicit drug use increasingly glamorized in rap music

Some moms quit cigarettes, marijuana, alcohol during pregnancy, but dads don't

Some moms quit cigarettes, marijuana, alcohol during pregnancy, but dads don't

For convicted drug users prison does more harm than good

For convicted drug users prison does more harm than good

Treatment for substance abuse vital to reduce prison recidivism rate

Treatment for substance abuse vital to reduce prison recidivism rate

Leicester medical team announces 'predictor' for pregnant women who may have miscarriages

Leicester medical team announces 'predictor' for pregnant women who may have miscarriages

New behavioral risk factors for head and neck cancers

New behavioral risk factors for head and neck cancers

Alzheimer's sufferers may benefit from cannabis compound

Alzheimer's sufferers may benefit from cannabis compound

The potential for cannabinoids as medicines

The potential for cannabinoids as medicines

Cannabis-derived medicines may help Alzheimer's

Cannabis-derived medicines may help Alzheimer's

Smoking marijuana (cannabis) does not increase risk of head, neck cancer

Smoking marijuana (cannabis) does not increase risk of head, neck cancer

Drug use trends affect risk of marijuana in deviance prone boys, but not girls

Drug use trends affect risk of marijuana in deviance prone boys, but not girls

Rimonabant weight-loss drug might fight alcoholic fatty liver

Rimonabant weight-loss drug might fight alcoholic fatty liver

Marijuana replaces banned alcohol in remote aboriginal communities

Marijuana replaces banned alcohol in remote aboriginal communities

Call for more to be done to curb teen binge drinking

Call for more to be done to curb teen binge drinking

Marijuana causes emotional and memory problems in multiple sclerosis patients

Marijuana causes emotional and memory problems in multiple sclerosis patients