A drug derived from the hemp plant. Currently illegal in the UK but cannabis derived drugs are currently being researched as a possible treatment for pain, spasticity and sleep disturbance in some neurological conditions.
Cannabis sativa, a plant that contains the psychoactive ingredient delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabis ingestion typically produces feelings of euphoria and/or drowsiness. Cannabis is used medically to reduce nausea due to chemotherapy and restore appetite in persons with wasting syndrome. (marijuana)
Three varieties of the cannabis plant exist: cannabis sativa, cannabis indica, and cannabis ruredalis. Cannabis sativa is the most commonly found, growing in almost any soil condition. The cannabis plant has been known in China for about 6000 years. The flowering tops and leaves are used to produce the smoked cannabis. Common terms used to refer to cannabis are pot, marihuana, dope, ganja, hemp. Hashish is produced from the extracted resin. Classified as a psychotropic drug, cannabis is a modulator of the central nervous system. It contains over 460 known chemicals, of which 60 are cannabinoids. Delta-9-tétrahydrocannabinol, referred to as THC, is the principal active ingredient of cannabis. Other components such delta-8-tétrahydrocannabinol, cannabinol and cannabidiol are present in smaller quantities and have no significant impacts on behaviour or perception. However, they may modulate the overall effects of the substance.
Also known as marijuana, marihuana, pot, grass, bhang, ganja, and hashish. Cannabis is the dried flowering tops of the Cannabis sativa plant which contains isomeric tetrahydrocannabinols (THC), cannabinol, and cannabidiol. People generally smoke or ingest the cannabis to induce euphoria, drowsiness, increase appetite, decrease pain, and other mental changes. Cannabis was formerly used as a sedative and analgesic. It is now available for restricted use for certain medical conditions like Multiple Sclerosis and cancer.
Formal latin name fore marijuana. Two main subspecies are Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica. Indica has wide leaves and is short, while Sativa has narrow leaves and grows taller. Hybrids from both subspecies, blending the best traits, are often grown for commercial purposes.
Cannabis (also known in its herbal form as marijuana or ganja, or as hashish in its resinous form) is a psychoactive drug produced from parts of the Cannabis sativa plant. The herbal forms are primarily from the cured flowers and gathered trichomes of the female plant, as well as the less psychoactive remains of the plant; highly psychoactively concentrated resin, known as hashish, is composed of the compressed trichomes collected from the leaves and flowers of a mature, flowering female Cannabis plant.