marihuana

Definitions of marihuana
  1. noun
    a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared
    synonyms: Cannabis sativa, ganja, marijuana
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    type of:
    cannabis, hemp
    any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs
  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
    synonyms: cannabis, ganja, marijuana
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    types:
    Acapulco gold, Mexican green
    a particularly potent variety of marijuana
    type of:
    controlled substance
    a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law
    soft drug
    a drug of abuse that is considered relatively mild and not likely to cause addiction
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