Marijuana or marihuana

Notion 5
Term Marijuana or marihuana
Field Plant - Narcotic
Pronunciation ‚mer-ə-'wä-nə, ‚ma-rə- also -'hwä
Etymology Mexican Spanish mariguana, marihuana
Definition Marijuana is a preparation made from the dried flower clusters, leaves and seeds of the cannabis plant. It contains an average THC level of 7% but this amount can be as high as 20%.
This mixture is smoked with tobacco, but is sometimes used in the confection of cakes.
The psychological effects of marijuana include sedation, relaxation, and euphoria.
  • In short, a person will feel free to use marihuana to the degree that he comes to regard conventional conceptions of it.
  • One puff of smoke from a marijuana cigarette, when taken into the body through the lungs, delivers an appreciable quantity of THC.
  • Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States.
  • The study of 369 men, published in the journal Cancer, found being a regular marijuana user doubled the risk compared to those who never smoked it.
Phraseology "Marijuana" can define the user (marijuana smoker/user) or the product (marijuana cigarette).
Spanish equivalent
Marijuana or marihuana

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