- the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa.
- the flowering tops of the plant.
- any of the various parts of the plant from which hashish, marijuana, bhang, and similar mildly euphorogenic and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared.
Origin of cannabis
Examples from the Web for cannabis
Contemporary Examples of cannabis
His first experience had him swearing off “edibles”—food cooked with cannabis—for good.Meet the Julia Child of Weed
November 13, 2014
Not just cannabis, but psychedelics and other substances, too.World Leaders' Proposal for Winning the War on Drugs: Legalize It!
September 9, 2014
The research also showed that once the patients stabilized on methadone, there was a decrease in their cannabis use.Is Weed the Secret to Beating Opiate Addiction?
Tracey Mitchell, Abby Haglage
September 5, 2014
Today, the pace of leading-edge research with compounds in the cannabis plant is accelerating.
In 1611, cannabis was planted in Jamestown, Virginia, by order of the king.
Historical Examples of cannabis
"That is a known, though rarely-obtained, effect of Cannabis indica," observed the doctor.Lords of the Housetops
It is nothing more than an overdose of cannabis or opium upon an excited nervous system, is it?
Cann′abin, a resin obtained from the plant Cannabis Indica; Cann′abis, a genus of urticaceous plants, yielding bhang.
All forms of cannabis have negative physical and mental effects.What Works: Schools Without Drugs
United States Department of Education
An intoxicating preparation of the hemp-plant (Cannabis sativa or C. indica).Indian Fairy Tales
- the hemp plant, esp Indian hemp (Cannabis indica)See hemp
- the drug obtained from the dried leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, which is smoked or chewed for its psychoactive properties. It produces euphoria and relaxation; repeated use may lead to psychological dependenceSee also cannabin, hashish, marijuana, bhang
Word Origin for cannabis
Word Origin and History for cannabis
1798, "common hemp," from Cannabis, Modern Latin plant genus named (1728), from Greek kannabis "hemp," a Scythian or Thracian word. Also source of Armenian kanap', Albanian kanep, Russian konoplja, Persian kanab, Lithuanian kanapes "hemp," and English canvas and possibly hemp. In reference to use of the plant parts as an intoxicant, from 1848. Related: Cannabic.
- Any of several mildly euphoriant, intoxicating hallucinogenic drugs, such as hashish or marijuana, prepared from various parts of the hemp plant.