Marijuana Is The Most Popular Drug

1177 WordsSep 15, 20155 Pages
The word Marijuana is used to describe the dried flowers, seeds and leaves of the Indian hemp plant called Cannabis sativa. The plant has many names that is used across the world such as: Astor turf, bhang, dagga, dope, ganja, grass, hemp, Mary Jane, pot, reefer, roach, Texas tea, sensemillia and weed. Marijuana has been used as an agent for achieving euphoria since ancient times; it was described in Chinese medical reference traditionally considered to date from 2737 B.C. Its use spread from China to India and then to North Africa and reached Europe at least as early as A.D 500. In 1545 the Spanish brought marijuana to the world. Marijuana began to catch on in the 1920’s. The main active chemical in marijuana is called tetrahydrocannabinol or THC for short. Marijuana can be harmful and also good. Based on standard research, Marijuana is considered the most popular drug in the United States and Jamaica. It was not considered a social treat in the United States. Pot is widespread among both young, middle aged and even the older generations across many countries. According to a yearly survey conducted by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, middle and high school students, rates of marijuana use have steadied in the past few years after several years of increase. Many states would like to legalize marijuana because it could generate more revenues and some are still weighing the pros and cons before legalizing it. Marijuana is the most commonly used drug in the world. It’s
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