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Definition of "marijuana" []

  • The cannabis plant. (noun)
  • A preparation made from the dried flower clusters and leaves of the cannabis plant, usually smoked or eaten to induce euphoria. (noun)
  • The dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, used for its euphoric effects, esp in the form of cigarettes (noun)

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Use "marijuana" in a sentence
  • "The THC in marijuana is believed to change a psychoactive compound in the liver, which may be the cause of the psychological and subjective effects."
  • "He also reproached the legislature and the Bureau for using the term marijuana in the legislation and not publicizing it as a bill about cannabis or hemp."
  • "For millions of Americans, the word "marijuana" is hard-wired to the part of their brain that divides the human population into those who went to Woodstock and those who went to Viet Nam."