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$1M bail for accused kidnapper of New Hampshire teen

CONWAY, N.H., July 29 (UPI) --The man charged with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenager as she walked home from school attended the same high school in the 1990s, records show.
Frances Burns
44,000 marijuana plants discovered on massive Texas grow operation

44,000 marijuana plants discovered on massive Texas grow operation

POLK COUNTY, Texas, July 29 (UPI) --A man is in custody and another remains at large after Texas police busted a large-scale marijuana grow operation with over 40,000 plants in 13 separate fields.
Matt Bradwell
Australian inmates escape from prison and then voluntarily return after getting drunk

Australian inmates escape from prison and then voluntarily return after getting drunk

DARWIN, Australia, July 28 (UPI) --Four inmates allegedly escaped from the Berrimah Jail in Darwin, and then returned to the facility voluntarily after getting drunk.
Evan Bleier
Synthetic pot hospitalizes 15 in New York

Synthetic pot hospitalizes 15 in New York

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) --Health officials are urging the public to stop using synthetic marijuana after 15 New Yorkers were hospitalized from smoking the banned substance.
Matt Bradwell
Trial begins for man who allegedly shot young woman on his porch

Trial begins for man who allegedly shot young woman on his porch

DETROIT, July 23 (UPI) --Lawyers gave their opening statements Wednesday in the trial of Theodore Wafer who allegedly shot a teen who banged on his door after a drunken car crash.
Frances Burns
Snoop Dogg says he smoked marijuana in a White House bathroom

Snoop Dogg says he smoked marijuana in a White House bathroom

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) --Snoop Dogg revealed he once used drugs at the White House in a new episode of his online show, "GGN: The Double G News Network."
Veronica Linares
Citizens to vote on legal recreational marijuana in Oregon

Citizens to vote on legal recreational marijuana in Oregon

SALEM, Ore., July 22 (UPI) --The state of Oregon will let voters decide whether to legalize and tax marijuana for recreational use in November ballot initiative.
Matt Bradwell
Obama declares definitive support for D.C. statehood

Obama declares definitive support for D.C. statehood

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) --President Barack Obama excited many Washingtonians Monday after he made a definitive statement supporting D.C. statehood.
Aileen Graef
Study: marijuana compound slows tumor growth

Study: marijuana compound slows tumor growth

NORWICH, England, July 16 (UPI) --New research suggests tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC -- the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana -- works to slow tumor growth.
Brooks Hays
L.A. seeks court order to stop marijuana farmers' market

L.A. seeks court order to stop marijuana farmers' market

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) --Los Angeles medical marijuana farmers' market may be shutting down just two weeks after opening if City Attorney Mike Feuer gets his way.
Matt Bradwell
Man faces charges after allegedly stabbing watermelon in 'passive-aggressive' way

Man faces charges after allegedly stabbing watermelon in 'passive-aggressive' way

BANTAM, Conn., July 15 (UPI) --Connecticut man Carmine Cervellino charged with threatening and disorderly conduct after allegedly stabbing watermelon in a "passive-aggressive" manner.
Evan Bleier
Washington man fired for being first legal marijuana customer

Washington man fired for being first legal marijuana customer

SPOKANE, Wash., July 10 (UPI) --Mike Boyer forever has the title of being the first person in Spokane to legally purchase marijuana, but that distinction cost him his job.
Matt Bradwell
Stoned Florida thieves allegedly get the munchies and steal Froot Loops from school

Stoned Florida thieves allegedly get the munchies and steal Froot Loops from school

SPRING HILL, Fla., July 10 (UPI) --Allegedly stoned Florida thieves Logan Brown and Christopher Ramos were charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure after taking Froot Loops from a school.
Evan Bleier
Terminal cancer patient found guilty of marijuana charges

Terminal cancer patient found guilty of marijuana charges

DAVENPORT, Iowa, July 10 (UPI) --Benton Mackenzie, a terminal cancer patient, and his wife Loretta were found guilty of drug charges after police seized 71 marijuana plants in May 2013.
Aileen Graef
Obama turns down offers of marijuana during visit to Denver

Obama turns down offers of marijuana during visit to Denver

DENVER, July 9 (UPI) --President Obama turned down a hit of marijuana during a visit to a Denver bar with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.
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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