Cannabis sativa

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  • Cannabis Sativa Research Paper

    There are references towards marijuana all around us. Try re-watching Scooby Doo. Shaggy always had the munchies and even had a love interest named Mary Jane. I mean what do you think Shaggy and Scooby were always doing in the back of that van! Look at That 70s Show, that’s not a cigarette they’re passing around. Give Black Sabbath’s “Sweet Leaf” a listen; they don’t even hide their reference. Cannabis has been referenced and mentioned for years and it’s use even dates back to 8000 BCE when hemp seed was found in Japanese culture. Cannabis Sativa has been used in numerous ways by different cultures throughout history. Before we go into the different uses of Cannabis Sativa, one must be acquainted with the plant itself. There are so many street names it’s hard to keep track but just to name a few: The devil’s lettuce, mary jane, doobie, reefer, ganja, flower, and skunk. Cannabis Sativa is a dioecious plant which, for all of you non-plant experts, means that it produces a male plant and a female plant (Strumolo). In an ideal environment, Cannabis can…

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  • Cannabis Sativa, Cynodon Dactylon And Digitaria Specia

    Dominant species identified were Cannabis sativa, Oxalis corniculata, Cynodon dactylon and Digitaria setigera. Cannabis sativa, the most frequently occurring specie of study area, is a wild herb and grows in moist and waste places near houses and along roadsides. It is common weed found throughout of Pakistan (Abbasi et al., 2011). As far as second most dominant species Oxalis corniculata is concerned, it is found in temperate areas having moisture and sunlight like waste places, cultivated…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Cannabis In Our Society

    While progress has been made in cannabis accessibility, there still remains an unfortunate stigma surrounding users. Despite a shift in perception due to legal status, those who use cannabis are often misrepresented in our society. This is further compounded if you are a WOC or belong to any other marginalized groups, because of oppressive stereotypes rooted in falsehood. Throughout history, society’s depiction of a female-identifying cannabis user has often been unkind; despite countless…

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  • Inside Medical Marijuana

    reasons such as dealing with depression. Cannabis refers to the use of cannabis and it’s cannabinoids to treat disease or improve symptoms (dictionary.com). Inside medical cannabis it has THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol). THC is the active ingredient in cannabis giving its narcotic and psychoactive effects. Comparatively, the CBD has medical effects, but it doesn 't make people feel “stoned” and actually counters some of the effects of THC (dictionary.com). Medical marijuana has…

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  • Legalizing Marijuana Research Paper

    1 Birendra Shrestha Proff Mary Stanly English 1301 10/27/1016 Legalization of Marijuana Dried seeds, leaves, stem and flowers obtained from the hemp of the Cannabis Sativa are marijuana. The cannabis plant has a medicinal value of a psychoactive drug. Reports and statistics have shown that marijuana is the commonest illicit drug among drug users in the United States of America. The plant Cannabis Sativa has over 483 known compounds with tetrahydrocannabinol (TCH) compound being the commonly…

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  • Medical Marijuana Benefits

    Two cannabinoids are approved by the FDA for the treatment of chemotherapy related nausea and vomiting in patients who have not responded to the standard therapy given("Cannabis and Cannabinoids"). Cannabinoid receptors found in brain cells have a role in controlling nausea and vomiting. Animal studies have shown that THC and other cannabinoids act on cannabinoid receptors to prevent vomiting caused by certain types of chemotherapy ("Cannabis and Cannabinoids"). When patients can not control…

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  • Marijuana Criminalization

    Cannabis sativa is the plant that users smoke and become intoxicated or “high” from. This is what one would call marijuana which has the psychoactive abilities. The second type, cannabis indica is also known as "hemp” and can be used to make products such as rope and clothing. It has been used for thousands of years for that purpose (Blaszczak-Baxe, 2014). The third, cannabis ruderalis, is a strain native to Russia and Central Europe. It was recently discovered in 1924 and is more closely…

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  • Medical Marijuana Legalization

    For thousands of years Cannabis Sativa has been used medically throughout the world. The legalization of medical marijuana has been a very controversial topic in the United States. In the year 1970 the United States government classified marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance that has no medical value. Even though marijuana has been considered illegal since the 1970s it is the most widely used illicit recreational drug. In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana. In…

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  • Persuasive Essay: The Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

    that? Talking about the subject can sometimes be difficult to understand. There are so many things to know when it comes to marijuana, and just when you think you know it all, you really have only scratched the surface. Another thing that can be hard to understand is all the different information that is thrown at us and what we can believe. The most important thing we need to know, is that marijuana is nothing more than a plant, that can be used as a drug. That being said, if people in the…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Medical Marijuana

    nuisance to today’s society. Medical marijuana comes with plenty of history and brings economic and health implications. Many tend to believe that medical marijuana comes with no prior history, but in actuality it comes with plenty of history. Marijuana derives from the plant Cannabis which comes from the plant belonging to the family Cannabaceae, the genus Cannabis, and the species Cannabis sativa, which possess psychoactive effects (Greenwell). Marijuana contains the chemical…

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