The use of a psychoactive drug in a non-medical way to induce an altered state of consciousness for pleasure.

The recreational marijuana products in California are potent and keep me feeling good.

I smoke recreational marijuana when I'm at a party with friends.

What does recreational mean?

To define recreational, consider the root word “recreation” which means an activity done for enjoyment. Anytime you smoke a joint for pleasure, rather than for medicinal benefits, you are using cannabis in a recreational way. 

What is recreational weed?

The recreational weed definition refers to cannabis used for enjoyment rather than for health benefits. However, recreational weed and medical marijuana have the same composition, which means that you may tap into some of the health benefits of marijuana while smoking recreational weed. State laws and local laws vary with regard to recreational weed and medical marijuana, so check with your municipality before you light up. 

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