Marijuana plants are often identified by their leaf shape.
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This unidentified nonmarijuana plant is an example of pointed leaflets.
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Marijuana is illegal in the United States, except in some states for approved medical uses. If you suspect marijuana plants are being cultivated in your area, contact local law enforcement.
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