Marijuana, known by various slang terms such as weed, herb, pot, grass, bud, ganja, and Mary Jane, is a greenish-gray mixture derived from the dried, shredded leaves and flowers of Cannabis sativa—the hemp plant. Users consume marijuana through methods like smoking in hand-rolled joints, pipes, water pipes (bongs), or in the form of marijuana cigars known as blunts. For medicinal purposes, it can be brewed into tea or incorporated into “edibles” like brownies, cookies, or candies. Concentrated resins, such as hash oil, budder, and shatter, containing high doses of active ingredients, are gaining popularity among both recreational and medical users.
Originating from the Indian hemp plant, marijuana’s psychoactive elements are primarily concentrated in the flowers (buds), with minimal presence in seeds, leaves, and stems. Explore the diverse forms and uses of marijuana, from traditional smoking methods to innovative edibles and concentrated resins, catering to both recreational and medical preferences.