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Ganja (Overview)

Ganja is also known as Marijuana. Ganja is a Sanskrit word for marijuana, or cannabis.


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What system of the body does ganja (weed, herbs) mostly affect?

What system of the body does ganja (weed, herbs) mostly affect?

Brain & Lungs: Using cannabis causes distorted perceptions, impaired coordination, difficulty with thinking and problem solving, and problems with learning and memory. Used chronically, marijuana's adverse effects can impact learning & memory for days or weeks after the drug wears off. +addiction potential. Also, lung irritation -- marijuana smoke contains more carcinogenic compounds than plain cigarettes. ...Read more

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Ganja (Overview)

Ganja is also known as Marijuana. Ganja is a Sanskrit word for marijuana, or cannabis.


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Is it possible to pass random drug tests and still smoke ganja?

Is it possible to pass random drug tests and still smoke ganja?

Not likely: The active ingredients in marijuana stay in the body and are detectable for weeks. If a random drug test occurs within a few weeks of use, they will likely be detected. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between ganja and pot?

Is there any difference between ganja and pot?

Same substance: Same substance -- cannabis. Ganja is a sanskrit term that came to the west indies. People there speak of smoking ganja. Still the same health risks for all. ...Read more

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How long is ganja in your system?

How long is ganja  in your system?

Days to weeks: Thc (the active compound in ganja) is fat soluble and is released from fat tissue over weeks. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ganja and pot?

What is the difference between ganja and pot?

Only the name: Ganja and pot are both common nicknames for cannabis, also known as marijuana. Other common nicknames include weed, grass, herb, bud, dope and mary jane. There are many less common nicknames as well. Ganja is the sanskrit word for cannabis. I have no idea how "pot" became a nickname. ...Read more

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How long is ganja going to stay in your system?

Days to weeks: Thc (the active compound in ganja) is fat soluble and is released from fat tissue over weeks. ...Read more

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What are effectx if you smoked some ganja?

What are effectx if you smoked some ganja?

Misspell effects?: One effect could be misspelling words like effects. I am not sure how seriously to take your question. Effects on what? Marijuana has a wide range of effects & this varies from person to person. There are also many strains of ganga, some more stimulating & some more sedating. It can be calming, ease muscle tension, stimulate appetite, relieve nausea & aid sleep but can impair memory & concentration. ...Read more

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What are the illnesses that they give out ganja for?

What are the illnesses that they give out ganja for?

Cancer: The fact that you call it "ganja" and ask which illnesses "qualify" for a prescription leads me to wonder if you may be looking for a reason to justify a behavior that you are already doing or wanting to do, i.e. Smoke marijuana. The legitimate medical uses for marijuana are very limited, e.g. To counteract the serious side effects of chemotherapy for cancer patients. I hope this answer helped. ...Read more

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What system of the body does ganja (weed, herbs) affect?

What system of the body does ganja (weed, herbs) affect?

Ganja: It has effects on the nervous system and the immunity systems. Its the nervous systems effects that are most problematic as there is no separation between the beneficial (like nausea , appetite etc..) effects and the harmful (craving, addiction, misuse, high, reward center stimulation) effects. Better not to start using this. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if marjuana(ganja/weed) is bad for health?

It can be: A famous medieval doctor said "all remedies are poisons-the difference lies in the dose." occasional marijuana rarely causes problems, but individuals who are dependent on it can have amotivational syndromes, depression, anxiety, panic attacks and even psychosis. It may cause decrease in iq in adolescents/young adults who smoke a lot, and very high dose use can cause bronchitis and lung damage. ...Read more

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Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


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