In honor of 4.20...
-- Marijuana is known by almost 200 other names including pot, grass, weed, or mary jane.
-- It is "by far" the world's most commonly used illicit drug.
-- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main mind-altering ingredient.
-- The strength of the drug depends on the amount of THC in the marijuana which is affected by
factors such as plant type, weather, soil, and time of harvest.
-- Marijuana is usually smoked in a pipe or water but most often in loosely rolled cigarettes which can be laced with other substances including cocaine and phencyclidine (PCP).
-- Marijuana can also be brewed into tea or mixed into baked products (often cookies or brownies)
-- Chronic marijuana smokers are prey to chest colds, bronchitis, emphysema, and bronchial asthma.
-- Regular use can delay the onset of puberty in young men and reduce sperm production or disrupt normal mothly cycles and inhibit ovulation for young women.
-- Although patients claim that smoking marijuana has helped them deal with pain or relieved the symptoms of glaucoma, or nausea caused by cancer chemotherapy, US law still classifies marijuana as a controlled substance, meaning it has no "acceptable" medical use.
This DRUG has not been legalized. IMO the reason is that the Government has not quite figured out how to tax it yet :)
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In 2005, Denver became the first major city in the U.S. to make the private use of less than an ounce of marijuana legal for adults 21 and older. The city voted 53.49%-46.51% in favor of the marijuana legalization measure. It should be noted that this initiative does not usurp state law, which currently treats marijuana possession in much the same way as a speeding ticket, with fines of up to $100 and no jail time .
In 2007, Denver once again voted in favor of marijuana policy reform, overwhelmingly approving a measure that designates private adult marijuana possession the city's "lowest law enforcement priority." Voters approved the measure 57-43, creating a new city ordinance and a city panel to ensure the ordinance is being implemented "to the greatest extent possible." Mayor John Hickenlooper is charged with creating the 11-member "Marijuana Policy Review Panel," and it began meeting quarterly in 2008.