“..The history of marijuana in America has long been a history of competing narratives – dueling interpretations.
Some believe the official line that cannabis (the preferred name for marijuana in medical and scientific circles) is a major drug of abuse and a gateway to the harder stuff.
They see marijuana first and foremost as a dangerous mind-altering substance – a harbinger of social decay.
Others are just as adamant that cannabis is a safe and effective medicine for many ailments.
Millions use it for pleasure and relaxation.
And so it continues.
At the center of this controversy is a hardy, adaptable botanical that feasts on sunlight – and grows like a weed in almost any environment.
The gooey resin on the serrated leaves and matted flower tops of marijuana contains dozens of unique oily compounds -
- some of which when ingested – trigger neurochemical changes in the brain…”
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