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mar·i·jua·na

also mar·i·hua·na  (măr′ə-wä′nə)
n.
1. The cannabis plant.
2. The dried flower clusters and leaves of this plant, smoked or ingested to induce euphoria or to treat the symptoms of certain medical conditions. Use of marijuana is illegal under federal law, but certain jurisdictions permit regulated use for medical or recreational purposes.

[Spanish marihuana.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marihuana - a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are preparedmarihuana - a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared
Acapulco gold, Mexican green - a particularly potent variety of marijuana
cannabis, hemp - any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs
2.marihuana - the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
Acapulco gold, Mexican green - a particularly potent variety of marijuana
controlled substance - a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law
marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff, joint, stick - marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
dope, gage, green goddess, sens, sess, Mary Jane, locoweed, skunk, weed, grass, smoke, pot - street names for marijuana
soft drug - a drug of abuse that is considered relatively mild and not likely to cause addiction
cannabis, hemp - any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs
Translations
ماريحوانا
maríúana, gras
marihuana
marihuana

marihuana

, marijuana
nMarihuana nt

marijuana,

marihuana

(mӕriˈwaːnə) noun
a type of drug (illegal in many countries) made from the dried flowers and leaves of the hemp plant.

mar·i·jua·na

, marihuana
n. mariguana. V.: Cannabis sativa.
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At hearings before the House of Representatives, the only opposition to the Marihuana Tax Act came from the American Medical Association, which thought cannabis cultivation and consumption should remain legal but be regulated.
He highlights the bigoted hysteria underlying the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914 and the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937: the talk of "numberless dope fiends," "cocaine niggers," marijuana-crazed Mexicans, and sinister Chinese luring white women into their opium dens.
The situation is ironical, since so much research has been done on marihuana, often in unsuccessful attempts to prove its dangerous and addictive character, that we know more about it than about most prescription drugs.