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Some think marijuana is not as harmful as other drugs. This article on marijuana facts will give you information on where marijuana is grown, what types of marijuana are out there and the way marijuana is used, and the chemical make up of marijuana.
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The majority of marijuana used within the United States comes from Mexico and Columbia. However, other major growing countries include:
The Western Hemisphere:
The Far East:
Within African and Middle Eastern Countries, the large producing areas are:
In Central Asia you have
However, tens of thousands of Americans also grow their own Marijuana. Quantities range from just a few marijuana plants for personal use, to hundreds or even thousands of marijuana plants intended for large-scale dealing. The constant experimentation, by growers of marijuana to find and refine the psychoactive properties within the marijuana plant, has resulted in variations of plant size, concentration of psychoactive resin and even the shape of the leaf.
The sinsemilla-growing technique is the most common form of increasing the potency of the plant. The technique involves separating female plants from the male before pollination occurs. The female marijuana plant produces more psychoactive resin than male plants especially when un-pollinated and seedless. In fact, the term sinsemilla means “without seeds” in Spanish. Moreover, the term “commercial grade” refers to marijuana grown without the sinsemilla technique.
Other types of marijuana include:
Marijuana can be used in various ways:
Researchers have discovered some 420 chemicals in a single cannabis plant. At least 30 of these chemicals have been studied for their psychoactive effects and are called “cannabinoids”. Ironically, the number 420 is used as a code number to signal the availability of marijuana.
The most potent of the psychoactive chemicals of marijuana is called “delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol” or “THC”. When THC is smoked or ingested, the psychoactive chemical is converted by the liver into over 60 other metabolites some of which are also psychoactive. THC causes the mind-altering effects of marijuana and amount of THC in the plant determines the potency and the effects of the drug.
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