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Cannabis, also known as marijuana

Cannabis, also known as marijuana[2] (from the Mexican Spanish marihuana), and by numerous other names,a[›] is a preparation of the Cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug and as medicine.[3][4][5] Pharmacologically, the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); it is one of 483 known compounds in the plant,[6] including at least 84 other cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV).[7][8] and cannabigerol (CBG).
Cannabis is often consumed for its psychoactive and physiological effects which can include heightened mood or euphoria, relaxation,[9] and increase in appetite.[10] Unwanted side-effects can sometimes include decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, reddening of the eyes,[9] and feelings of paranoia or anxiety.[11]
Contemporary uses of cannabis are as a recreational or medicinal drug, and as part of religious or spiritual rites; the earliest recorded uses da…