Thursday, April 10, 2008

Dear Annie - cannabis 101

Anne Benjamin from 'The Tripod', the online edition of the Trinity College (Hartford CT) campus newspaper has a good intro to cannabis for the curious:

Dear Annie,

Please tell me a little about the effects of marijuana on the body.

-- Suspicious Smoker

Dear Suspicious Smoker,

Marijuana is a hot issue today because of its debated legalization and widespread use. It is the third most popular recreational drug in the country, behind alcohol and tobacco. Most specifically, there are three different species of Cannabis: sativa, indica, and ruderalis. Cannabis has been around for ages in various forms as a naturally growing plant around the world. Since it is literally a weed, it grows abundantly in many different climate conditions.

The full article can be found on 'The Tripod' website here.