What is Marijuana?

Cannabis (Marijuana) DrugFacts
NIDA. 2019, December 24

Marijuana is the most commonly used addictive drug after tobacco and alcohol.1 Its use is widespread among young people. In 2018, more than 11.8 million young adults used marijuana in the past year.1 Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plant. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical THC and other similar compounds. Extracts can also be made from the cannabis plant….

The Problem with the Current High Potency THC Marijuana from the Perspective of an Addiction Psychiatrist
Elizabeth Stuyt MD, 2018, Nov-Dec

Advocates for the legalization of medical and retail marijuana are quick to point out all the possible benefits that a community might see from such a venture. These include increased jobs, increased tax revenue, possible medical benefits and they advertise it as “safe” and “healthy” and “organic.” They utilize the words “cannabis” and “marijuana” for everything without differentiating between the different forms of cannabis that can have very different effects on the mind and body…

Pictures of today’s marijuana manufactured by the marijuana industry. THC photos is an initiative of One Chance to Grow Up / Smart Colorado

This photo gallery was created to help media and others accurately depict today’s marijuana. The public, including parents, teachers, employers, policy makers and health care workers, will benefit form an accurate portrayal of marijuana products sold in states where marijuana is legal.