Cannabis sativa
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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