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    #1

    marijuana and cannabis are same thing?

    Marijuana and cannabis are same thing?

    My Chinese-English dictionary defines them same word.

    Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: marijuana and cannabis are same thing?

    Yes, indeed. "Cannabis" is the name of the genus of plant.

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    Re: marijuana and cannabis are same thing?

    thedaffodils, you have been a member long enough to know the right way to ask a question.

    We do not make a statement and put a question mark at the end.

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Are marijuana and cannabis are the same thing?

    My Chinese-English dictionary defines them as the same word.

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    #4

    Re: marijuana and cannabis are same thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Yes, indeed. "Cannabis" is the name of the genus of plant.
    I would use cannabis for the plant itself and either for the drug.

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    #5

    Re: marijuana and cannabis are same thing?

    There are many alternatives for cannabis/marijuana.

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    #6

    Re: marijuana and cannabis are same thing?

    Cannabis Indica is the name of the plant. The drug is called cannabis (amongst other things), if it is in the form of resin, and marijuana (amongst other things), if it is herbal.

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    #7

    Re: marijuana and cannabis are same thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    thedaffodils, you have been a member long enough to know the right way to ask a question.
    I am going to leave the forums for good. I don't feel like here any more. Previously here was very friendly, but now I was scolded like a two years old.


    You are condescending and aggressive. I am very disappointed.

    Besides that, I did hear native speakers say, "You like it?" , raising the tone to pose a question.

    Now goodbye!

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    #8

    Re: marijuana and cannabis are same thing?

    That is just silly. Rover's comment was not offensive.

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    #9

    Re: marijuana and cannabis are same thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    I am going to leave the forums for good.
    I am going to miss you, my compatriot.

    Not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: marijuana and cannabis are same thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Besides that, I did hear native speakers say, "You like it?" , raising the tone to pose a question.
    Hello.

    I'd like to state my opinion as a teacher of English.
    If I were talking with an advanced learner of English and he/she said 'You like it?', I wouldn't correct it.
    However, if I were talking with a beginner and he/she said the same thing, I would.

    A huge number of people, ranging from beginners to advanced learners, visit UsingEnglish and ask for help. We should always keep in mind that there are beginners reading our posts. It is essential that we use grammatically correct English here at UsingEnglish. If we don't, we should be corrected.

    I agree with Mike, and for those reasons stated above, I'm in full support of what Rover has been doing for the forums.

    There must have been some misunderstanding. Thedaffodils, my friend, please come back and read my post.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 03-Oct-2014 at 09:50. Reason: Just added 'if'

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