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Ganja (Definition)

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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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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Sexual health (Tip)

Sexual health

Did you know that marijuana use markedly lowers testosterone levels in men? ...See 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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Back pain (Tip)

Back pain

Medical marijuana has been shown to improve patients pain tolerance in clinical studies. ...See 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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Quit smoking (Tip)

Quit smoking

Try quitting in stages--no cigarettes before noon. Or no smoking in closed spaces (i.e. In the car). ...See 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

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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