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The plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. Also referred to as “industrial hemp.”

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55.7

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Middle School
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  • Cannabis plants (Cannabis sativa L. or Cannabis indica) and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] concentration of more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.

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    High School
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  • Plants in the genus Cannabis that are grown for production purposes. Includes both “marijuana” and “hemp” as defined below. Both forms are controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act.

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  • The term "marihuana" means all parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds or resin. Such term does not include the mature stalks of such plant, fiber produced from such stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of such plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of such plant which is incapable of germination. [21 U.S.C. § 802]

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  • “Cannabis” means all parts of the plant Cannabis sativa Linnaeus, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin, whether crude or purified, extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds, or resin. “Cannabis” also means the separated resin, whether crude or purified, obtained from cannabis. “Cannabis” does not include the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination. For the purpose of this division, “cannabis” does not mean “industrial hemp” as defined by Section 11018.5 of the Health and Safety Code.

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  • The term "transgender" has only very recently come into popular and political use, and its definition is critical to the politics that it engenders. The term, as I use it, includes all those people whose internally felt sense of core gender identity does not correspond to their assigned sex at birth or in which they were raised. This includes people who identify with the gender other than that assigned at birth as well as those who do not identify with any gender at all. It includes those who present themselves in their originally assigned sex, as well as those who present themselves in the sex which coheres with their actual identity (and therefore may include non- and pre- and post-operative transsexual people) and those who move back and forth between self-presentation as women and as men. It also includes those whose gender presentation is ambiguous in ways which don't permit them to present as either gendered male or female. In this usage, the term does not include those who are both physically and emotionally comfortable in their assigned sex and gender, even while they are challenging the social meanings that have been traditionally assigned to
    that sex and gender.

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  • An individual whose gender identity is different than the sex assigned at birth. Someone who was assigned the male sex at birth but who identifies as female is a transgender woman. Likewise, a person assigned the female sex at birth but who identifies as male is a transgender man. Some individuals who would fit this definition of transgender do not identify themselves transgender; rather, they identify simply as men and women, consistent with their gender identity.

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  • Transgender person is an individual who has a gender identity different from the sex assigned to that individual at birth.
     

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  • A transgender person is someone whose gender identity differs from their birth sex.


    (1) Transgender Woman. Transgender women are a subset of transgender individuals who are assigned male sex at birth but self-identify as female and often take steps to socially or medically transition to live as women. This may include feminizing hormone therapy, electrolysis, and surgeries (for example, vaginoplasty, facial feminization, or breast augmentation). Generally, the pronouns these individuals use are “she,” “her,” or “hers,” unless the Veteran requests different pronouns.


    (2) Transgender Man. Transgender men are a subset of transgender individuals who are assigned female sex at birth but self-identify as male and often take steps to socially or medically transition to live as men. This may include masculinizing hormone therapy and surgeries (for example, phalloplasty, metoidioplasty, or mastectomy with chest reconstruction). Generally, the pronouns these individuals use are “he,” “him,” or “his,” unless the Veteran requests different pronouns.

    (3) Gender Non-Conforming (GNC). Gender non-conforming is a term that describes people whose gender does not fit into gender binary definitions of “woman/transgender woman” or “man/transgender man.” This can include people whose identity falls outside of these gender binary categories, people whose identity fluctuates between masculine and feminine, and those who reject conventional gender expectations. Some gender non-conforming people use the terms “non-binary gender identity,” “gender queer,” “gender fluid,” or “gender diverse” to describe themselves. Sometimes these individuals use gender neutral pronouns such as “they” or “them” instead of “he” or “she.”

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  • A person whose sense of identity as a male or female is inconsistent with their genitalia and other anatomical sexual characteristics.

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