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Marijuana is a psychoactive drug which also has some medicinal properties. The drug is a derivative of the plant known as cannabis and includes the chemical THC which is the main compound in marijuana that gives it its psychoactive properties that give the user a “high”, or an increase in dopamine which gives the user a good feeling. Another side effect from using the drug is known as “the munchies”, or hunger caused by its consumption. Marijuana is typically consumed by smoking the plant in a pipe, rolled in paper, in a glass pipe known as a “bong”, and putting it into various foods and eating them. Marijuana can also be referred to as “weed” and “pot”.
Marijuana was first known to be used by the ancient Chinese emperor Shen Nung around 2727 B.C.E. Marijuana was first brought to the West by the Spanish. The cannabis plant grows wild in tropical, humid areas. It has been used as rope, animal feed, and painting oil as well as a drug and for medicinal purposes. Marijuana is said to have therapeutic properties and useful for other medical procedures, but the drug also carries many negative side effects such as lung disease, various cancers, and short term effects such as an increased heart rate and distorted cognitive functions. Marijuana being used for recreational and medicinal purposes is still a major issue today and its use in both ways is still illegal in most places.
Since marijuana legalization for recreational and medicinal use is such a major issue, the drug has gathered a major following online and off. Marijuana is the third most popular drug used in the United States. Users of marijuana are most often referred to as “stoners” and the act of getting high off of the drug is called “getting stoned”. There are many organizations that attempt to have the drug legalized including NORML.org. and a page on DrugPolicy.org. Various social network pages inspired by the drug have been created including on Twitter,Facebook,Tumblr, and Reddit.