Cannabis
Cannabis Can"na*bis, prop. n. [L., hemp. See {Canvas}.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of a single species belonging to the order {Uricace[ae]}; hemp. [1913 Webster]

2. The Indian hemp plant plant {Cannabis sativa} syn. {Cannabis Indica}. See {Cannabis Indica}, below. [PJC]

{Cannabis Indica}, the Indian hemp, now considered a variety of the common hemp ({Cannabis sativa}), originating in Asia but now grown widely around the world. It can be formed into a tough fiber that is used to make rope and tough fabric. The dried leaves and female flowers are smoked or chewed by people to produce a euphoric or hallucinogenic effect, caused mainly by the substance {tetrahydrocannabinol} (THC) contained in it. The THC-containing products of Cannabis are classified as a controlled substance, and posession and sale are illegal in most states of the United States. Once classified as a narcotic, the plant is now more commonly referred to in the category of euphoric or hallucinogenic agents. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • Cannabis — ist der wissenschaftliche Name der Pflanzengattung Hanf die Sammelbezeichnung für verschiedene Drogen, die aus Hanf, speziell dem Cannabis indica gewonnen werden, siehe Cannabis als Rauschmittel und Cannabis als Arzneimittel der englische Titel… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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