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Voters in Oregon, Alaska, D.C. to vote on legal weed

Voters in Oregon, Alaska, D.C. to vote on legal weed

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) --Voters in Alaska and Oregon will decide next Tuesday whether to join Colorado and Washington in legalizing -- and taxing -- recreational marijuana.
Frances Burns
Officer allegedly sought to sniff woman's feet

Officer allegedly sought to sniff woman's feet

HOUSTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) --Texas prosecutors said a former school district officer told a woman she could go if she let him smell her feet or handed over her underwear.
Ben Hooper
Control of Congress, divisive issues face voters on Tuesday

Control of Congress, divisive issues face voters on Tuesday

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) --Voters across the country face a slate of races to decide control of Congress and whether the nation is able to move forward on a host of divisive issues.
Gabrielle Levy
Tsarnaev friend guilty of lying to FBI in Boston Marathon bomb investigation

Tsarnaev friend guilty of lying to FBI in Boston Marathon bomb investigation

BOSTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) --After six days of deliberations, a jury convicted a longtime friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of lying to the FBI.
Frances Burns
The marijuana industry could soon make more revenue than the NFL

The marijuana industry could soon make more revenue than the NFL

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) --According to research from GreenWave Advisors, marijuana could soon pull in more profits than the NFL.
Thor Benson
Man with Bentley face tattoo convicted of ID theft

Man with Bentley face tattoo convicted of ID theft

LAUDERHILL, Fla., Oct. 25 (UPI) --A convicted robber and former alligator owner with a luxury car logo tattooed on his forehead was sentenced to over a year in prison for identity theft Friday.
Fred Lambert
Man texted his probation officer to seek 'weed'

Man texted his probation officer to seek 'weed'

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) --A New York state man was sentenced to two years in jail after accidentally texting his probation officer a message seeking marijuana.
Ben Hooper
See New York block renamed after George Carlin

See New York block renamed after George Carlin

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) --A block in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City was renamed Wednesday in honor of late comedian George Carlin.
Danielle Haynes
Michael Brown, Darren Wilson struggled inside car, autopsy shows

Michael Brown, Darren Wilson struggled inside car, autopsy shows

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo., Oct. 22 (UPI) --Details from the official autopsy of Michael Brown lend credence to reports that a struggle occurred inside police officer Darren Wilson's patrol car.
Gabrielle Levy
Jury begins weighing verdict on friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber

Jury begins weighing verdict on friend of accused Boston Marathon bomber

BOSTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) --Lawyers disputed Tuesday whether a friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knew what he was doing when he was questioned by the FBI.
Frances Burns
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
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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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