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Cannabis in its most familiar form is marijuana. "Marijuana" is derived from the Mexican word maraguanquo which means "intoxicating plant". Some people site historical information in which the name was used to create an "evil" or "unpatrioitc" image for use of cannabis or other THC containing compounds .I'd like more details about this "mexican" word. First of all, in Mexico they speak CASTELLANO, not mexican. the word maraguanquo, MUST have an indian root, to say that is a mexican word, just shows lack of knowledge.

There is no Indian root but Greek. Castellano can refer to the Romance language that originated in Castile, and is spoken in much of Spain and the Americas; it is usually called Spanish, sometimes Castilian, in English.

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The term, originally spelled variously as "marihuana", "mariguana", etc., originated in Mexican Spanish. The ultimate derivation is unknown. The plant name cannabis is from Greek κάνναβις (kánnabis), via Latin cannabis originally a Scythian or Thracian word also loaned into Persian as kanab.

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What is the actual name for marijuana?

cannabis sativa. the psychoactive chemical in the cannabis plant is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC


Marijuana comes from the cannabis plant?

Yes marijuana comes from the cannabis sativa plant.


What does marijuana stand for?

Marijuana is a common name for the plant cannabis sativa. The major (not the only) psychoactive compound in cannabis sativa is tetrahydrocannabinol.


What is the plant name of marijuana?

Cannabis sativa & Indica


What is the significance of cannabis?

cannabis sativa is the scientific name for the plant we know as marijuana


Is marijuana a gas?

No, marijuana is not a gas, it is the leaves and flowers of the plant Cannabis Sativa.


What are the scientific names for marijuana?

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Does marijuana come from the poppy plant?

No. It comes from the marijuana plant. The scientific name is cannabis sativa/inidica.


What is marijuana make of?

Marijuana is made of the dried flowering buds, leaves and stems of the cannabis sativa or cannabis indica plant.


What form do you buy marijuana in?

marijuana is basicaly the flower of the cannabis sativa/indica plant. when you dry the flower you get marijuana.


What is the brand name for marijuana?

Marijuana is a flowering plant and does not have a brand name. The scientific name for marijuana is cannabis sativa.


A plant that looks like dope plant?

Industrial hemp (cannabis sativa L. subsp. sativavar. sativa) looks very similar to marijuana (cannabis sativa subsp. indica), but has only minute concentrations of the psychoactive drug THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).


What kind of drug is marijuana?

Marijuana is a halluciogen like LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) from the plant Cannabis Sativa.


What is the study of marijuana called?

There is no given name for the study of marijuana. Marijuana is a plant that is commonly abused as a drug. The Latin name for marijuana is cannabis while the botanical name is cannabis sativa.


How do you spell cannabis?

That is the correct spelling of the term "cannabis" meaning marijuana.This is the genus name for the common hemp plant, species Cannabis sativa.


What is the Latin name of the marijuana plant?

Cannabis sativa L. is a member of the Cannabaceae or hemp family.


Cannabis is that another name for marijuana?

Technically, cannabis refers to the plant with psychoactive properties. Marijuana is the flower derived from the plant but weed and cannabis are used interchangeably.


When was marijuana developed?

Marijuana is the female cannabis sativa plant. Hemp is the male cannabis sativa plant. Only the female plant (or the buds on it) carries enough THC to get anyone high. Marijuana has been in use for at least 5000 years, it was never "developed". Some cow probably ate the plant a few million years ago and got stoned and then passed on the tradition.


Is pcp marijuana?

No, PCP or Phencyclidine is a synthetic dissociative, and was first synthesized in 1926; marijuana are the dried leaves and buds of the plant cannabis sativa.


Where did marijiana come from?

MARIJUANA, Comes from Cannabis Sativa Plant. It generally refers to the dried flowers, stems or leaves of the cannabis plant, and is being use now as a psychoactive drug.


What is the scientific name or taxonomic classification of the poisonous plant Marijuana?

The scientific or taxonomic name would be Cannabis sativa.


What si marijuana?

If your asking what is Marijuana, then Marijuana are the flowers/buds/stems/leaves of the Cannabis Sativa Plant or the Cannabis Indica Plant. Indica makes you feel lazy and gives you a body high, while Sativa makes you feel energetic and gives you a head high. There are weed hybrids out there that combine both effects to get a really good high.


What plants are in marijuana?

Marijuana is not in any plant - it is a plant. Cannibus Sativa is the 'Marijuana Plant'.


Where marijuna came from?

Marijuana is the dried buds (and leaves too, sometimes) of the Cannabis Sativa plant. From the US, a great amount of the mids (average marijuana) comes from Mexico.


What type of crop is hemp?

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