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Islamic State burns marijuana fields in Syria

Islamic State burns marijuana fields in Syria

ALEPPO, Syria, Aug. 28 (UPI) --The Islamic State (IS) posted a video on YouTube Tuesday showing its militants scorching marijuana fields in Syria.
Aileen Graef
NFL upholds 1-year suspension of Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon

NFL upholds 1-year suspension of Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) --The NFL decided Wednesday to uphold the one-year suspension of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon after he failed a marijuana test.
Aileen Graef
Miley Cyrus' homeless friend Jesse is wanted by police in Oregon

Miley Cyrus' homeless friend Jesse is wanted by police in Oregon

SALEM, Ore., Aug. 27 (UPI) --Jesse Helt, who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV VMAs on Sunday and accepted her award on behalf of homeless youth is reportedly wanted by police in Oregon.
Veronica Linares
Fewer prescription pill overdoses in medical marijuana states

Fewer prescription pill overdoses in medical marijuana states

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Residents of states where medical marijuana is legalized suffer fewer overdoses from prescription pain medication than elsewhere.
Brooks Hays
Teen gets up to 15 years for crash that killed his friends

Teen gets up to 15 years for crash that killed his friends

MINEOLA, N.Y., Aug. 26 (UPI) --A New York City teenager said he hates himself for the crash that killed four of his friends as he was sentenced Tuesday to five to 15 years.
Frances Burns
Sarah Silverman brings liquid pot to the Emmy Awards

Sarah Silverman brings liquid pot to the Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Sarah Silverman unveiled her vaporizing pen while letting Giuliana Rancic rummage though her clutch at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards Monday night.
Veronica Linares
Over $10,000 in marijuana seized from Virginia man named Stoner

Over $10,000 in marijuana seized from Virginia man named Stoner

ORANGE, Va., Aug. 21 (UPI) --A Virginia man whose last name is Stoner faces numerous drug charges after police seized over $10,000 worth of cannabis plants from his home.
Matthew Bradwell
Gucci Mane receives 39-month sentence for federal gun charge

Gucci Mane receives 39-month sentence for federal gun charge

ATLANTA, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Gucci Mane pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in May, and was sentenced to 39 months in prison Wednesday.
Annie Martin
Friend of Darren Wilson: Michael Brown 'bum-rushed' officer

Friend of Darren Wilson: Michael Brown 'bum-rushed' officer

FERGUSON, Mo., Aug. 18 (UPI) --For the first time, the public is getting Officer Darren Wilson's side of the story in the fatal shooting of Ferguson, Mo., teen Michael Brown.
Gabrielle Levy
Michael Brown had marijuana in his system: county investigator report

Michael Brown had marijuana in his system: county investigator report

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Details from the official autopsy of Michael Brown began to seep out just hours after the release of a privately conducted autopsy.
Gabrielle Levy
N.H. governor declares emergency after 44 faux-pot overdoses

N.H. governor declares emergency after 44 faux-pot overdoses

MANCHESTER, N.H., Aug. 15 (UPI) --This week 44 people in Manchester, N.H., went to the hospital after smoking synthetic marijuana; the governor has declared a state emergency.
Brooks Hays
Move over graphene, hello weed-powered super batteries

Move over graphene, hello weed-powered super batteries

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Researchers say industrial hemp fibers could be used to build the next generation of supercapacitors.
Brooks Hays
Kris Jenner tries marijuana for the first time on 'KUWTK'

Kris Jenner tries marijuana for the first time on 'KUWTK'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) --The Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner surprised viewers by getting high on marijuana during Sunday's episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."
Veronica Linares
Synthetic marijuana kills California teen

Synthetic marijuana kills California teen

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) --A California teenager named Conor Eckhardt recently died after a hit of synthetic marijuana put him in a coma.
Brooks Hays
Hunter charged with starting huge Rim Fire in Yosemite

Hunter charged with starting huge Rim Fire in Yosemite

SONORA, Calif., Aug. 8 (UPI) --A deer hunter who was rescued from last year's huge Rim Fire in the California Sierras has been charged with starting it with an out-of-control campfire.
Frances Burns
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Under grow lights, marijuana is cultivated at the 3D Cannabis Center in Denver on January 1, 2014. Colorado voters approved recreational marijuana use in 2012 with the first retail stores for recreational use opening this morning at 8 A.M.. UPI/Gary C. Caskey
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Marijuana."
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