(The) marijuana

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Senior Member
Spanish / Spain

Should I say "some people feel narcotized when/while using marijuana" or "... the marijuana"? What's better? Omit it or not?

Thank you.
  • Terry Morti

    Senior Member
    I was going to say that the verb to narcotize isn't used in the UK but although the OED doesn't list it, Chambers does.

    I've personally never heard it used but the expression "to narcotize the conscience" found on a blog, seems memorable enough to use again. I like it.


    Senior Member
    U.K. English
    You can say "the marijuana" only if you are referring to a specific type of marijuana. For example; "White Widow is a breed selected for its high concentration of THC. Some people find the marijuana too strong."

    difficult cuss

    Senior Member
    English England
    On a slightly different note, you say.. ""some people feel narcotized when/while using marijuana", are you sure that is what you want to say? Surely the effect of smoking marijuana, is to be narcotized (awful word) The meaning being..."to subject to the influence of a narcotic drug".
    If you smoke it, you are subjected to it's influence, some may feel the effects stronger than others, but all would be affected.
    I live in Holland (where it is not a criminal offence to smoke it), I've never seen anyone smoke marijuana and not be affected by it.
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