Marijuana (from the Mexican-Spanish marihuana) is a specific preparation of the cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug or medicine. These preparations are designed specifically to increase the yield of thc and cbd for recreational and medicinal purposes.

The earliest recorded uses of marijuana stretch back to the 3rd millennium BC, and it has been used historically as a medicinal or recreational drug. It has also been used in spiritual and religious rites.

There are a number of preparations of marijuana, including:

Despite its use as a medicine, since the early 20th century, marijuana has been illegal in most countries of the world. Still, the United Nations maintains that it is the most-used illicit drug on the planet. And in 2004, they estimated that 4% of the adult world population used cannabis annually, and 0.6% used it daily.