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Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia

Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 20 (UPI) --A veteran of the U.S. Marines who is now an advocate for marijuana became the first person Monday to get a ticket under Philadelphia's new law.
Frances Burns
Medical marijuana ordering app offers pot delivery

Medical marijuana ordering app offers pot delivery

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17 (UPI) --A San Francisco startup's Meadow smartphone app allows medical marijuana patients to order pot deliveries right to their doors.
Ben Hooper
Video: Denver police warn of Halloween pot candy

Video: Denver police warn of Halloween pot candy

DENVER, Oct. 16 (UPI) --The Denver Police Department has created a public service announcement warning parents to be wary of marijuana-infused Halloween candy.
Ben Hooper
Mass. woman allegedly concealed deaths of 3 babies

Mass. woman allegedly concealed deaths of 3 babies

UXBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 14 (UPI) --Two of the babies whose skeletal remains were found in a Massachusetts woman's home were clothed, suggesting they lived for some time, authorities said Tuesday.
Frances Burns
Police in Georgia mistake man's okra garden for marijuana

Police in Georgia mistake man's okra garden for marijuana

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., Oct. 12 (UPI) --A Georgia man's okra garden was investigated by a state police task force when the plants were mistaken for marijuana.
Fred Lambert
Boston marathon bomber involved in 2011 triple homicide

Boston marathon bomber involved in 2011 triple homicide

BOSTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) --Accused terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apparently knew of the involvement his older brother in the killing of three Massachusetts men in 2011.
Brooks Hays
Florida man with Patriots helmet tattooed on head arrested

Florida man with Patriots helmet tattooed on head arrested

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 10 (UPI) --A man with the helmet of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tattooed on his head was arrested in Florida for possession of synthetic marijuana.
Aileen Graef
Marijuana-infused soda explodes on store shelves

Marijuana-infused soda explodes on store shelves

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Oct. 9 (UPI) --A marijuana-infused soda was pulled from three Washington state stores after bottles started exploding on the shelves, the manufacturer confirmed.
Ben Hooper
Rock the Vote makes 'Turn Out for What' music video

Rock the Vote makes 'Turn Out for What' music video

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) --Rock the Vote made a star-studded music video with Lil Jon singing "Turn Out for What" to encourage voters to hit the polls for the November midterms.
Aileen Graef
West Coast fisher 'threatened' by illegal pot farming

West Coast fisher 'threatened' by illegal pot farming

SALEM, Ore., Oct. 8 (UPI) --West Coast fishers are again under threat, this time a victim of the illegal marijuana industry and the rat poison used to protect secret farming operations.
Brooks Hays
NYPD officers caught beating teen may face criminal charges

NYPD officers caught beating teen may face criminal charges

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) --Two NYPD officers caught on video beating and pistol whipping a Brooklyn teenager have been suspended from regular duty and may face criminal charges.
JC Sevcik
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper calls legalizing marijuana 'reckless'

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper calls legalizing marijuana 'reckless'

DENVER, Oct. 7 (UPI) --Democratic Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper has come under fire for criticizing the state's decision to legalize recreational marijuana use, calling it "reckless."
Matt Bradwell
Boston Marathon suspect's friend on trial for lying to FBI

Boston Marathon suspect's friend on trial for lying to FBI

BOSTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) --Lawyers gave opening statements at trial of Robel Phillipos, who allegedly lied to FBI about trying to help Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Frances Burns
Police: Drugs hidden under woman's prosthetic butt

Police: Drugs hidden under woman's prosthetic butt

BOURNE, Mass., Oct. 6 (UPI) --Police in Massachusetts said a woman arrested on narcotics charges was hiding heroin and oxycodone pills inside a buttocks prosthesis.
Ben Hooper
Soulja Boy charged for carrying gun in Porsche

Soulja Boy charged for carrying gun in Porsche

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) --Soulja boy charged with unlawfully carrying a loaded firearm and possession of weed nine months after traffic stop.
Danielle Haynes
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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').

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Marijuana."
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