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Most Americans want marijuana legal, but not other drugs

Most Americans want marijuana legal, but not other drugs

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- More than 51 percent of Americans want the legalization of marijuana, but do not want the legalization of harder drugs.
Aileen Graef
Casual marijuana use may alter brain shape and function in young adults

Casual marijuana use may alter brain shape and function in young adults

BOSTON, April 16 (UPI) -- A new study on the effects of marijuana smoking on the brains of young people raises new questions about risks of casual drug use.
Brooks Hays
Illinois garden center's business increases after DEA agents raid home of customer

Illinois garden center's business increases after DEA agents raid home of customer

CREST HILL, Ill., April 15 (UPI) -- Illinois garden center Midwest Hydroganics' business boosted after DEA agents raid home of customer Angela Kirking, who bought organic fertilizer.
Evan Bleier
Jennifer Aniston fake texts Will Poulter as he accepts MTV Award for 'Best Kiss'

Jennifer Aniston fake texts Will Poulter as he accepts MTV Award for 'Best Kiss'

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Will Poulter, Jennifer Aniston, and Emma Roberts took home this year's "Best Kiss" award for their seemingly incestuous three-way kiss in "We're The Millers."
Veronica Linares
Pot vending machine to debut

Pot vending machine to debut

AVON, Colo., April 13 (UPI) -- New pot vending machine has cameras to verify identity of user.
Danielle Haynes
U.S. Sentencing Commission votes to cut terms for drug crimes

U.S. Sentencing Commission votes to cut terms for drug crimes

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Sentencing Commission has voted to cut the terms recommended for most federal drug crimes.
Frances Burns
Amanda Bynes' mom blames her daughter's erratic behavior on marijuana use

Amanda Bynes' mom blames her daughter's erratic behavior on marijuana use

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- "Amanda has no mental illness whatsoever," Lynn Bynes said of her daughter.
Kate Stanton
California teen who sold pot brownies for prom dress cash now facing deportation

California teen who sold pot brownies for prom dress cash now facing deportation

YUBA CITY , Calif., April 10 (UPI) -- California teen Saira Munoz has been placed on probation and is facing deportation for selling pot brownies in order to raise money for her prom dress.
Evan Bleier
Maine man says marijuana in car isn't his because the car is stolen

Maine man says marijuana in car isn't his because the car is stolen

LIVERMORE FALLS , Maine, April 10 (UPI) -- Douglas Glidden tells Livermore Falls police that marijuana in vehicle isn't his, admits he just stole the car.
Evan Bleier
Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa will host 'Wellness Retreat' on 4/20

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa will host 'Wellness Retreat' on 4/20

SEATTLE, April 9 (UPI) -- Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa plan to host two "Wellness Retreat" concerts in honor of 4/20.
Annie Martin
Amanda Bynes' attorney denies schizophrenia diagnosis

Amanda Bynes' attorney denies schizophrenia diagnosis

LOS ANGELES, April 9 (UPI) -- Amanda Bynes wants to clarify a few of the rumors going around regarding her July 2013 hospitalization.
Veronica Linares
Rob Ford 'Crackathon' video game setting Internet on fire

Rob Ford 'Crackathon' video game setting Internet on fire

TORONTO, April 8 (UPI) -- "Crackathon" video game starring Toronto Mayor Rob Ford lets players collect "party points" while keeping the mayor's "public opinion" from reaching zero.
Evan Bleier
2 Chainz pleads not guilty to drug possession

2 Chainz pleads not guilty to drug possession

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- 2 Chainz pleaded not guilty to drug possession on Tuesday.
Annie Martin
Maryland to vote on marijuana laws

Maryland to vote on marijuana laws

ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 7 (UPI) -- The Maryland House of Delegates has voted 78-55 on legislation that would decriminalize possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana.
Aileen Graef
Twice as many men get substance abuse treatment as women

Twice as many men get substance abuse treatment as women

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 3 (UPI) -- Twice as many men age 18 and older -- 1.2 million -- entered substance abuse treatment facilities in 2011, compared to about 609,000 females.
Alex Cukan
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Cannabis indica Lam. (putative)

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, marihuana, and ganja (from Sanskrit: गांजा gañjā, meaning "hemp"), among many other namesa, refers to any number of preparations of the Cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug. The most common form of cannabis used as a drug is the dried herbal form.

The typical herbal form of cannabis consists of the flowers and subtending leaves and stalks of mature pistillate or female plants. The resinous form of the drug is known as hashish (or merely as 'hash').

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