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Marijuana: A drug obtained from the cannabis plant

Marijuana: A drug obtained from the cannabis plant


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Marijuana is the name commonly given to the leaves, flowers and parts of the stem of theCannabis and in particular of the Cannabis indica (the species that contains the highest percentage of active ingredient) dried to obtain marijuana cigarettes called reeds or spinels.

The active ingredient responsible for its hallucinogenic properties is a cannabinoid THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) whose percentage varies from 0.5 to 7% depending on the variety, of the different parts of the plant as it is more localized in the inflorescences, of the sex of the plant (female plants contain a higher percentage) and geographical area.

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