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Hamza Rabi
Pioneers baccalaureate school-Nablus, Palestine
This research papers main topic is the drug cannabis sativa or as
referred to Marijuana. It provides all the affects and purpose of
the drug, its chemical form, and its history.
Cannabis sativa, also known as hemp, is a species of the
Cannabinaceae family of plants. The dried leaves or flowers of the
cannabis plant are known as marijuana, which can be smoked,
through a pipe or bong or hand-rolled into a joint or taken orally
with food. The oldest known written record on cannabis use
comes from the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung in 2727 B.C. Herbal
cannabis imported into Europe may originate from West Africa,
the Caribbean or South-East Asia.
For the chemical structure model I have used tiny toothpicks and
marshmallows to create all the rings and chemical components.

Names of drug:Scientific name: Cannabis Sativa

Street names:Pot, Weed, Grass, Mary Jane, 420, Ganga, Dope, Herb, and Joint.
Chemical makeup:Cannabis is a natural product, the main component of it is
tetrahydrocannabinol (9-THC), and its used for many medical
Chemical structure:The chemistry of Cannabis is complex, and the experiments with
its ingredient are difficult even today. The active agent in
Cannabis is unique among psychoactive plant materials because
it contains no nitrogen and its not an alkaloid.

Molecular formula: C21H30O2

Molecular weight: 314.4 g/mol
Purpose of the drug:Cannabis can be used in many different ways in our lives.
Cannabis is usually referred to as a drug to get high and lose
conscious. But actually it can be used for many other reasons like
overcoming depression, back pain, headache, and loss of weight.
Many studies showed that cannabis can be used in medical
purposes because it contains two beneficial chemicals. annabidiol
(CBD) which seems to impact the brain without a high and
tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which has pain relieving (and other)
Side effects of the drug:The effects experienced by the cannabis can change from one
person to another. Cannabis chilled out, relaxed and happy, and
they may get the giggles or become very talkative. It also makes
you more aware of your senses. The hallucinogenic effects can
even give you a feeling of time slowing down. Some people might
run into panic attacks when taking cannabis but it depends on the
mood of the person and the dose of the drug.
Presence in the World
Cannabis is one of the most used drugs in the whole world, strait
after tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine. It is widely present in almost
all the worlds countries.
Presence in Palestine
No exact studied have found marijuana in Palestine. Secret
sources state that there are very small amounts in Palestine, but
its very hard to find. Cannabis is illegal in Palestine and it has
many consequences.


I would like to thank all my teachers and friends for helping me

put out this research. A special thanks to my chemistry teacher
Miss Meha for her great teaching. I would also like to thank the
school pioneers baccalaureate school for all the factors it has
provided us.