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Types of Cannabis:
Marijuana
Hashish



What is marijuana used for?
Marijuana is used for medical reasons and for pleasuring reasons.
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Ways to take a Cannabis:
Smoked
Brewed into a tea
Mixed in with foods.
Inhaled

What is marijuana and cannabis?
Marijuana is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of Cannabis sativa, the hemp plant.
Marijuana and hashish are made up of cannabinoids, or substances derived from th cannabis plant. Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the U.S. Cannabis has been documented as both a medicinal and a recreational substances since ancient times.



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Cannabis street names:

pot
doob
grass
reefer
weed
tea
MJ
maryjane



Legal states:
California has legalized marijuana for the use of medical reasons only.
Although federal rules state that using marijuana is a crime, medical marijuana can be legally sold in California under a state law approved by voters in 1996. It wasn’t until 2005, however, that the California Board of Equalization ruled that medical marijuana dispensaries must pay sales tax.
http://www.cannabisnews.com/



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Short term effects:

  • Increased heartbeat. Generally, it slows down in about 20 minutes.
  • Drop of the pressure in your eyeball.
  • Change of blood pressure.
  • Sense of cold or hot hands and feet.
  • Relaxation of the muscles.
  • A dry mouth and throat.
  • impaired learning, memory, judgement and complex motor skills
  • anxiety or panic attacks

Long term effects:

  • asthma
  • cancer of the lungs
  • immune system damage
  • Psychological dependence


Effects of Overdose:
  • fatigue
  • paranoia
  • panic
  • pssible mental confusion and distorted perceptions resembling severe mental illness

How long does marijuana stay in the body?

-A hair sample test may detect traces of marijuana up to one month, some sources say even 6 weeks.
-THC in marijuana is rapidly absorbed by fatty tissues in various organs. Generally, traces (metabolites) of THC can be detected by standard urine testing methods several days after a smoking session.


Extent of use:
  • marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug
  • According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 97.8 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 39.8% of the U.S. population in that age group.
Percent of Students Reporting Risk of Using Marijuana, 2007
Say "great risk" to:
8th Grade
10th Grade
12th Grade
Try marijuana once/twice
32.8%
22.2%
18.6%
Smoke marijuana occasionally
50.2
35.6
27.1
Smoke marijuana regularly
74.3
64.5
54.8

The difference between hashish and marijuna:

Hashish and weed both originate from the female cannabis plant, the cannabis sativa. Cannabis is the generic name for hashish and weed. Small resin glands are situated at the flowering tops and upper leaves of the cannabis plant. They look like hairs that produce resin. When you look at the flowering tops you can see the hairs. The resin attracts pollen and contains THC; the active substance of hashish and weed.
Weed is made of the dried flowering tops of the cannabis plant. It is also possible to make hashish from the resin. The resin is compressed and called hashish. In general hashish is stronger than weed. The intensity of the effects of weed depends on the use of only the upper part of the plant, or also the use of the middle part of the plant.

Hashish is actually pure resin. Producing hashish requires the separation of the resin from the flowering tops by drying and cooling the plant. After that, the plant is filtered. The small resin grains fall through the sieve, which can be repeated several times. It is then crushed into powder, by hand or with the help of a press. The oil that comes free causes the powder to stick. It is then molded into a brown slice. That is called hashish.

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Arrests & Sentencing:

Marijuana was first federally prohibited in 1937. Today, more than 97 million Americans admit to having tried it.
According to a 2004 Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of state and Federal prisoners, approximately 12.7% of state prisoners and 12.4% of Federal prisoners were serving time for a marijuana-related offense. This is a decrease from 1997 when the figures were 12.9% and 18.9%, respectively.

YEAR MARIJUANA ARRESTS

2001 723,627
2000 734,498
1999 704,812
1998 682,885
1997 695,200
1996 641,642
1995 588,963
1994 499,122
1993 380,689
1992 342,314



Familiar celebrities that have smoked weed:

snoop dogg
james brown
The rolling stones
Ray charles
Flavor Flav
Allen Iverson
Chris Webber
The Beatles
Ray Price


Songs about Cannabis:

The Kids- Eminem
Master Your High - Aceyalone http://www.imeem.com/people/tq1g2A/music/RJXK3gB5/aceyalone_master_your_high/
Pharcyde - pack the pipe
Weed Song by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
High Till I Die- Tupac
Gangsta Boo - High off that Weed
Styles P - Good Times
Master P - Pass Me Da Green
Mr. Pookie - Smoke One

Ashlee & Alexa -
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/06/0621_050621_marijuana.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/10/1013_051013_cannabis.html
http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/drugfact/marijuana/index.html

Video
Therapeutic Effects of Cannabis http://www.mirror.co.uk/video (search for video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP9tKYhTnuU&feature=related
http://www.imeem.com/chalimlambidelas/music/VgSz2QR6/bob_marley_legalize_marijuana/