What is CannabisFamily: CannabaceaeSpecies: sativa, indica, ruderalisCOMMON NAMES: Marijuana, Pot, Weed, Ganja, Mary JaneEFFECTS: Intoxicant, Stimulant, Psychedelic, DepressantDESCRIPTION: Cannabis, a fast-growing bushy annual with dense sticky flowers, produces thepsychoactive THC. It is the most widely used illegal psychoactive and has a long history ofmedicinal, recreational, and industrial use. The fibrous stalks of the plant are used to produceclothing and rope but that is usually in reference to hemp.Cannabis is the scientific name for a herb that produces a physcotropic cannabinoid called THCalong with an array of cannabinoids. It is the only plant in the world to produce thesechemicals, usually produced in humans and animals.
UsesCannabis sativa which is the larger species of cannabis, also known as hemp can be used formany things including Food and Nutrition Hempseeds and hemp oil are highly nutritious and delicious. Hempseeds are an excellent source of protein, minerals, and dietary fibre. Hemp is the only plant that contains all of the essential fatty acids and amino acids required by the human body., Paper Hemp is an ideal material for making paper. It regenerates in the field in months (unlike trees which can take 30 years or more to become harvestable after planting.), Plasticmost plastic is made from fossil fuels using toxic chemicals. Almost everything we buy iswrapped in cellophane and our landfills are full of it. A variety of alternatives to plastic can bemade from hemp,Building MaterialsHemp based materials can replace wood and other materials used to build homes and otherbuildings including foundations, walls, shingles, paneling, pipes, and paint,Fuel, Fabric, Textiles, and Rope