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Cannabis () is a genus of flowering plant that includes three species (and seven taxa) or subspecies,sativa, indica, and ruderalis. The plant is indigenous to central Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
Cannabis has long been used for hemp fibre, for hemp oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber. To satisfy the UN Narcotics Convention, some cannabis strains have been bred to produce minimal levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive constituent. Many plants have been selectively bred to produce a maximum of THC (cannabinoids), which is obtained by curing the flowers. Various compounds, including hashish and hash oil, are extracted from the plant. Globally, in 2013, 60,400 kilograms of cannabis were produced legally. In 2013 between 128 and 232 million people are thought to have used cannabis as a recreational drug (2.7% to 4.9% of the global population between the ages of 15 and 65).
"She Shoulda Said 'No'!"
(also known as Wild Weed
; Marijuana, the Devil's Weed
; The Story of Lila Leeds and Her Exposé of the Marijuana Racket
; and The Devil's Weed
) is a 1949 exploitation film
that follows in the spirit of morality tales
such as the 1936 films Reefer Madness
. Directed by Sam Newfield
(using the pseudonym "Sherman Scott") and starring Lila Leeds
, it was originally produced to capitalize on the arrest of Leeds and Robert Mitchum
on a charge of marijuana
conspiracy. The film was issued under many titles; it struggled to find a distributor until film presenter Kroger Babb
picked up the rights, reissuing it as The Story of Lila Leeds and Her Exposé of the Marijuana Racket.
Its relative success came only after the promotional posters were redone and a story fabricated that the film was being presented in conjunction with the United States Treasury
. "She Shoulda Said 'No'!"
was not well-received critically upon its initial release, but the film achieved some attention due to its B movie status over the years, being featured in a number of film compilations while continuing to focus on the salacious material as a selling point.
Joint is a slang term for a cigarette rolled using cannabis. Rolling papers are the most common rolling medium in industrialized countries; however, brown paper, cigarettes with the tobacco removed, beedis with the tobacco removed, tracing paper, ATM receipts and newspaper are commonly used in some developing countries, and by poorer smokers in first world countries. Modern papers are now made in a range of sizes from a wide variety of materials including rice, hemp, and flax, and are also available in flavored varieties. A joint can vary in size, typically containing between 0.25 to 1 grams net weight of cannabis (joints have been rolled with 2 or more pounds but this is not a common practice) (depending on whether tobacco is used in the rolling process).