Marijuana

ˌmer-ə-ˈwä-nə | Noun

A slang term for cannabis, typically used to describe the drug-type of cannabis plant grown to produce varying psychotropic effects in users. Once cultivated, harvested, and dried, marijuana can be smoked, eaten, or extracted to enjoy its intoxication. Marijuana, as a slang term, was popularized during the prohibitionist movement in the early 20th century, a Anglicized corruption of “marihuana” or “mariguana,” Spanish terms for cannabis. Today, marijuana has largely been accepted as a formal variation of the word cannabis.