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Cannabis in its most familiar form is marijuana. "Marijuana" is derived from the Mexican word maraguanquo which means "intoxicating plant". Some people site historical information in which the name was used to create an "evil" or "unpatrioitc" image for use of cannabis or other THC containing compounds .I'd like more details about this "mexican" word. First of all, in Mexico they speak CASTELLANO, not mexican. the word maraguanquo, MUST have an indian root, to say that is a mexican word, just shows lack of knowledge.

There is no Indian root but Greek. Castellano can refer to the Romance language that originated in Castile, and is spoken in much of Spain and the Americas; it is usually called Spanish, sometimes Castilian, in English.

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The term, originally spelled variously as "marihuana", "mariguana", etc., originated in Mexican Spanish. The ultimate derivation is unknown. The plant name cannabis is from Greek κάνναβις (kánnabis), via Latin cannabis originally a Scythian or Thracian word also loaned into Persian as kanab.

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Q: What does the name marijuana mean How did that name come from the actual plant name of Cannabis Sativa?
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