What’s with Marijuana?

Lately, in both newspapers and on television, there has been a lot of rumors about the legalization of marijuana. This action was initiated by an organization called LGN which has a vision to make cannabis tree as one of the plants that can be utilized as wide as possible for the life of Indonesian people and mankind in general. Actually this action is not the first action on the legalization of marijuana, in the international world there is called Global Marijuana March (GMM) or Million Marijuana March (MMM) held every Saturday in the first week of May. This action has been started since 1999 with 600 cities around the world taking an active role in this celebration. Both these actions, both actions initiated by LGN and GMM / MMM, have a similar goal of wanting to embrace cannabis as part of everyday life.

Of course this legalization action reap the pros and cons in the community. Here, I am as a writer, do not want to give a subjective opinion on this matter. Here, I will only share about the knowledge I have in a neutral way.

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Of course many who want to know, what is it with marijuana to be a hot topic lately?

Cannabis or marijuana is a mixture of flower parts, stems, seeds and leaves of dried cannabis sativa plant. Cannabis plant itself actually consists of 3 subspecies namely: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. However, the most widely used ingredient of marijuana is the Cannabis Sativa sub-species that has a large herbaceous character and has a warm altitude living habitat.

In marijuana there are cannabinoids, the active compounds both psychoactive and non-psychoactive, in the form of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), Cannabinol, and Cannabidiol (CBD). These compounds that play an important role in the use of marijuana in the community, especially in the field of health.