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Is maijuana a drug?

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02/28/2012

Marijuana or the scientific name cannabis, is a plant.

However it does have drugs in it called cannabinoids, The main cannabinoid in marijuana is called tetrahydrocannabinol or THC and is the reason a user would feel euphoria or a "high"

In 1974, there were 37 naturally occurring herbal cannabinoids that were discovered. By 2010, there had been over 80 naturally occurring herbal cannabinoids identified as being produced by the cannabis plant.

There are many other chemicals in it like

CBD (Cannabidiol)

CBC (Cannabichromene)

CBL (Cannabicyclol)

CBN (Cannabinol)

THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)