Talk:Cannabis (drug)

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Former good article Cannabis (drug) was one of the Natural sciences good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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June 29, 2005 Peer review Reviewed
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April 19, 2006 Featured article candidate Not promoted
May 27, 2006 Good article nominee Listed
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Current status: Delisted good article

An entire section seems planted.[edit]

"Marijuana or marihuana (herbal cannabis),[140] consists of the dried flowers and subtending leaves and stems of the female Cannabis plant.[141][142][143][144] This is the most widely consumed form,[144] containing 3% to 20% THC,[145] with reports of up-to 33% THC.[146] This is the stock material from which all other preparations are derived. Although herbal cannabis and industrial hemp derive from the same species and contain the psychoactive component (THC), they are distinct strains with unique biochemical compositions and uses. Hemp has lower concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of CBD, which decreases the psychoactive effects[147][148]" This last entry 147 is missing and 148 contradicts the assertion of hemp being different from cannabis. The entire section seems incorrect and designed to confuse hemp/cannabis as separate when they are not. This entire page seems mostly false, actually. MoreCorrector (talk) 03:30, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

You didn't even bother to read the source. Page 3 in source 148 states "In contrast to psychoactive cannabis plants, which contain 2% THC or more, industrial hemp often contains as little as 0.15%." It took me a whole of 20 seconds to find that.Petergstrom (talk) 04:48, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Citation for Cancer Section[edit]

Proposed citation for the section "Cancer", for the last sentence that requires a citation.

Combustion products are not present when using a vaporizer, consuming THC in pill form, or consuming cannabis foods.

https://www.budlab.ca/consuming-cannabis-without-smoking/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by BFCanada (talkcontribs) 23:57, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Dating Atharva-veda[edit]

The figure given in this article is nonsense and taken from a source that itself deals with medical aspects of the plant, hence relies on (whatever) secondary sources for aspects of cultural history. In one encyclopaedia one article must not contradict another!

Also the wording "was written..." is inaccurate, as vedic texts were orally transmitted for very long periods of time, hence "date of composition (of some parts)" and "date of compilation" (i.e. of the WHOLE text in its form presently known) and "date of writing of preserved texts" will differ VERY much! --147.142.186.54 (talk) 12:14, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

JAMA. Meta-analysis: Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Residual Adverse Impact On Cognitive Performance[edit]

Source: JAMA Psychiatry.

--Timeshifter (talk) 14:20, 22 April 2018 (UTC)


- I also love how obviously negatively slanted this page is.

 "There are concerns that cannabis might cause heart disease. There is no evidence for this, but...there are concerns!"
 "Marijuana may make you stupid. There is no evidence for this, however." 

 This is an area of public policy where accurate writing is critical. All evidence points to Cannabis being neuroprotective and having zero proven adverse cognitive effects.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:240:C480:2844:399A:85ED:F49F:3FB (talk) 18:03, 27 May 2018 (UTC) 

Semi-protected edit request on 19 June 2018[edit]

in the ‘history’ section it states: "Following Canada's 2015 election of Justin Trudeau and formation of a Liberal government, in 2017 the House of Commons passed a bill to legalize cannabis on 1 July 2018.[190].”

Lower down, in the ‘legal status section’ it says “In December 2015, it was reported that the Canadian government had committed to legalizing cannabis, but at that time no timeline for the legalization was set out.[208]”

the latter statement is now incomplete and potentially misleading, suggesting as it does that nothing has changed since December 2015, while the earlier statement suggests otherwise: that (and proposed addition to the later statement in the 'legal status' section, "since December 2015, a timeline has been set and marijuana legalisation is set to come into effect on 1 July 2018.” Persaudk (talk) 05:45, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: You're request is slightly confusing with your wording, I wasn't really grasping what you wanted the change to be, but I'm just declining this as an official date has been announced for the legalization so I'm just going to rewrite the sections.--QueerFilmNerd (talk) 05:14, 21 June 2018 (UTC)