Marijuana is a psychoactive drug derived from the Cannabis plant. Marijuana is high in THC, unlike Hemp, which is the main psychoactive compound, known to create the “high”, in the plant. The chemical is found in resin produced by the leaves and buds primarily of the female cannabis plant. The plant also contains more than 500 other chemicals, including more than 100 compounds that are chemically related to THC, called cannabinoids.
There are a variety of ways to consume the drug, including smoking, vaping and cooking them into edibles like brownies and cookies. Stronger forms of marijuana include sinsemilla (from specially tended female plants) and concentrated resins containing high doses of marijuana’s active ingredients, including honeylike hash oil, waxy budder, and hard amberlike shatter. These resins are increasingly popular among those who use them both recreationally and medicinally.