Definition of Marihuana

1. Noun. A strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared.

Exact synonyms: Cannabis Sativa, Ganja, Marijuana
Terms within: Acapulco Gold, Mexican Green
Generic synonyms: Cannabis, Hemp



2. Noun. The most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect.
Exact synonyms: Cannabis, Ganja, Marijuana
Specialized synonyms: Acapulco Gold, Mexican Green, Dope, Gage, Grass, Green Goddess, Locoweed, Mary Jane, Pot, Sens, Sess, Skunk, Smoke, Weed
Generic synonyms: Controlled Substance, Soft Drug
Substance meronyms: Joint, Marijuana Cigarette, Reefer, Spliff, Stick
Group relationships: Cannabis, Hemp

Definition of Marihuana

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of marijuana) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Marihuana

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Medical Definition of Marihuana

1. Popular name for the dried flowering leaves of Cannabis sativa, which are smoked as cigarettes, "joints," or "reefers." In the U.S. Marihuana includes any part of, or any extracts from, the female plant. Alternative spellings are mariguana, marijuana. See: cannabis. Origin: fr. Sp. Maria-Juana, Mary-Jane (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marihuana

marids
mariengrosche
mariengroschen
maries
mariet
mariets
marigenous
marigold
marigolds
marigot
marigots
marigram
marigrams
marigraph
marigraphic
marihuana (current term)
marihuanas
marijauna
marijuana
marijuana abuse
marijuana cigarette
marijuana smoking
marijuanalike
marijuanas
marikina
marikinas
marimastat
marimba
marimbalike
marimbas

Literary usage of Marihuana

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1. Medical Marijuana Referenda Movement in America: Hearing Before the edited by Bill McCollum (2001)
"marihuana is particularly useful for patients who suffer from AIDS because ... The most effective spur to the movement for medical marihuana came from the ..."

2. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"CANNABIS Pathology Hashish and marihuana are derived from the hemp plant ... The flowering tops and leaves of the plant are dried to produce marihuana. ..."

3. Marijuana Use in America: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary U. S (1996)
"These penalties provided for a five year mandatory minimum sentence for offenses involving more than 100 kilograms of marihuana and a ten year mandatory ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Whether or not tolerance develops to marihuana and its active constituents continues to be debated. There is evidence that such tolerance develops both in ..."

5. Parents, Peers and Pot II: Parents in Action by Marsha Manatt (1996)
"Jones, HT What the practicing physician should know about marihuana. ... marihuana smoking and pubertal arrest. Journal of Pediatrics, June 1980, pp. ..."

6. Getting Off the Hook: Treatment of Drug Addiction and Social Disorders by Jurriaan Plesman (1986)
"marihuana appears to suppress aggressive behaviour and increase passivity. The well-known amotivational syndrome of cannabis ingestion could be the opposite ..."

7. America's Habit: Drug Abuse, Drug Trafficking, and Organized Crime by Manuel Gonzales, Kevin McEnery, Thomas Sheehan, Susan Mellody (1998)
"In that same year Congress enacted the Opium Poppy United States Supreme Court recognized that the marihuana Tax Act had both regulatory and revenue ..."

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