What is marijuana?

Marijuana is a plant with the scientific name Cannabis sativa. People who take marijuana consume the seeds, leaves and stems so that they can feel intoxicated. Marijuana comprises several compounds, but the compound that has one of the most powerful intoxicating effects is THC also known as Tetrahydrocannabinol. Globally, marijuana is one of the most abused substances. And the number…

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What are opiates?

OPIATES are also known as opioids, and it is a term that refers to natural and synthetic substances that attach opioid receptors to the brain. Opiates are compounds of alkaloids that can be naturally gotten in the opium poppy plant.   Opiates contain some psychoactive compounds such as thebaine, morphine and codeine. Over the years, as far back as several…

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