What is Marijuana?

Marijuana is the dried leaves, flowers, seeds and stems from the hemp plant cannabis sativa. This plant contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical that makes you feel “high.”25

Medical marijuana and retail marijuana are legal in Colorado. Medical marijuana is for patients with certain medical conditions. Retail marijuana is for personal use for adults 21 years of age or older. Visit the Know the Laws section for more information on retail marijuana laws in Colorado.

People use many different words for marijuana. The most common are:4
  • Weed
  • Bud
  • Cheeba
  • Chronic
  • Dank
  • Dope
  • Grass
  • Ganga
  • Kine/Kind bud
  • Kush
  • Pot
  • Schwag
  • Skunk
  • Tree