marijuana marijuana  /ˌmɛ rə ˈwɑ nə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared
  2. (n) 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

Usage(s):

  1. Practically everybody, whether doctor or layman, pothead or puritan, has been expressing dogmatic opinions for years about the effects of marijuana on its users.
  2. More Americans than ever are turning on with marijuana.
  3. Legalizing marijuana may be politically risky.

News

  1. MEDICAL MARIJUANA Bill would allowpesticides on plants

    AUGUSTA -- Medical marijuana dispensaries would be allowed to treat plants with certain low-risk pesticides if a bill enacted by the Maine Legislature on Friday makes it into law.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Morning Sentinel

  2. Marijuana Initiative Gets Closer To Ballot

    An initiative to set up a legal market for marijuana has cleared a hurdle for getting on the ballot. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell certified that the initiative language conformed with Alaska statute this afternoon, just one day short of his deadline. That means initiative sponsors can start circulating petitions to show that a sufficient number of Alaskans want to vote on the issue. Listen Now
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Alaska Public Radio Network

  3. Marijuana operation found in Burke County

    Burke County deputies find more than 100 marijuana plants Thursday after recieving a complaint from a home owner.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Augusta Chronicle

Quotes

  1. "I'm constantly trying to smoke less marijuana. I'd like to take less and to a degree it's a problem," Michael told BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs programme.
    on Sep 30, 2007 By: George Michael Source: Reuters UK

  2. In reference to cocaine, Mr Paterson, 53, told the NY1 cable news station that he "tried it a couple of times" when he was "about 22 or 23" and "marijuana probably when I was about 20".
    on Mar 25, 2008 By: David Paterson Source: Independent

  3. According to a court complaint, Simms told an officer he'd been "smoking marijuana in the car earlier."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Chris Simms Source: Lexington Herald Leader

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