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Is a leafy plant which grows wild in many of the tropic and temperate areas of the world. It is cultivated both indoors and out for the production of its flowering tops. The most commonly used form of cannabis are the leaves and flowering tops (buds) which may be either smoked or eaten; It also comes in a more concentrated resinous form called hashish, and as a sticky black liquid called hash oil. There are three distinct species of cannabis: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis, though there is some argument as to whether these should be considered varieties rather than species. Most recreationally used cannabis is the result of interbreeding between these three types. The term 'hemp' is generally used to describe low-THC varieties of cannabis which are grown for industrial uses.
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First known use of cannabis: 1783


Cannabis, also referred to as marijuana:
Has been an integral part of human civilizations for millennia. Both as a medicine and as a recreational substance, cannabis is the most popular illicit drug in the world. Today, the legal landscape that has prohibited marijuana for much of the twentieth century is giving way to decriminalization and full legalization.

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Cannabis is a depressant drug.
Depressant drugs do not necessarily make you feel depressed. Rather, they slow down the activity of the central nervous system and the messages going between the brain and the body.

Marijuana is the most common and least potent form of cannabis. Marijuana is the dried leaves and flowers of the plant.


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CBD can be extracted from either industrial hemp or marijuana

Depressant drugs don't make you feel depressed - they depress your inhibitions

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