From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes three putative species, Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. These three taxa are indigenous to Central Asia, and South Asia. Cannabis has long been used for fibre (hemp), for seed and seed oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from Cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber. To satisfy the UN Narcotics Convention, some hemp strains have been developed which contain minimal levels of THC (Δ9- tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive molecule that produces the "high" associated with marijuana. The psychoactive product consists of dried flowers and leaves of plants selected to produce high levels of THC. Various extracts including hashish and hash oil are also produced from the plant.
Aspects of Cannabis production and use
- Cannabis cultivation discusses aspects of cultivation for medicinal and recreational drug purposes.
- Cannabis (drug) discusses its use as a recreational drug.
- Health issues and the effects of cannabis discusses the pharmacology, physical, and mental effects of Cannabis when used as drug.
- Hemp discusses its uses as a source of housing, oil, food, fibers, and industrial materials.
- Legality of cannabis focuses on the law and enforcement aspects of growing, transporting, selling and using Cannabis as a drug.
- Medical Cannabis discusses its use as a medication.
- Spiritual use of cannabis discusses sacramental and religious use.
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