What Do You Say When Asked About Marijuana as a Medicine?
Marijuana is a green or gray mixture of dried, shredded flowers
and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa.
It can be eaten in certain foods or smoked. Marijuana is usually
smoked in the form of loosely rolled cigarettes called "joints"
or hollowed out commercial cigars called "blunts."
Dangers and Effects
Smoking marijuana may impair short-term memory while people are
using the drug. This happens because all forms of marijuana contain
THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), the main active chemical in
marijuana, which alters the way the brain works.
Heavy Marijuana Use May Damage Developing Brain in Teens
Medical Marijuana Fact Sheet (PDF)
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