Cannabis sativa


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Cannabis sativa

Marijuana, see there.

Cannabis sativa

(kan'a-bis) [L. cannabis, fr Gr. kannabis, hemp]
A species of annual herb native to Central and South Asia, whose tough fiber (hemp) is used for making rope and its oils, resins, and seeds used medicinally and as a psychoactive, recreational drug.
See: hashish; marijuana; tetrahydrocannabinol

Cannabis sativa

plant member of family Cannabidaceae; called also Indian hemp, hemp, 'grass'.
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Cannabis sativa is an annual plant, growing vegetatively in the early part of its life cycle, and induced to flower by photoperiod, the timing of induction being one of many adaptive features of the plant, discussed in this review (in the "Evolution of Photoperiodism Under Domestication" section).
Inhibitory effect of standardized cannabis sativa extract and its ingredient cannabidiol on rat and human bladder contractility.
Toprak said the terrorists attacked the vehicle which was returning after destroying the cannabis sativa.
Preparation of cannabis standard solution: Cannabis resins were extracted from the dried parts of Cannabis sativa plants based on the method described earlier24,26.
Asda today confirmed its seed mix contains 15% hemp seeds from the cannabis sativa plant, part of the cannabis family, but stressed it is different to hemp or cannabis associated with recreational drug use.
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Industrial hemp and marijuana both belong to the same species, Cannabis sativa, but each has been modified to have different characteristics.
The final report from the conference acknowledged that the FDA has approved a drug known as Marinol, which contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the active psychotropic ingredient of Cannabis sativa, and a controlled substance), for oral use in treating both loss of appetite due to the AIDS-wasting syndrome and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, but then offered a caution:
Cannabis sativa, as marijuana is known medically, has been found most beneficial for treating chronic pain; muscle spasms, such as those caused by multiple sclerosis; the physical wasting away of AIDS patients; and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
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