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Marijuana is the female flowers and dried leaves of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. The leaves contain several chemicals, including cannabinoids, which are commonly referred to as CBD. These agents have no psychotropic effects. On the other hand, the leaves also contain Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the illegal component, which contains psychoactive and pain-relieving properties. THC is illegal under federal law, even in states that legalize it for medical or recreational use.
Many people think that the only way to introduce cannabis into the body is through inhalation, such as smoking or vaping. However, CBD and THC come in many different forms, including:
a concentrated resin that can be ingested or inhaled
a CBD liquid that is placed under the tongue
oil from the plant that may be smoked or inhaled
mixed with other agents such as butter and cooking oil for ingestion