Genus of three closely related species, often hybridized.
Cannabis is dioecious, i.e. individual plants are either male or female. The female plant is the more potent, especially when unpollinated (hence sinsemilla = without seed).
The plant has an ancient relationship with humankind, and has long been cultivated as a source of medicine (the buds), fiber (the stalks), and food (the seeds). It has been found in neolithic Chinese archaeological sites, and is mentioned in the earliest Chinese pharmacopoeias. In India it is associated with Shiva and has played an important role in religious life as a sacred inebriant.
|Habitat||Native to Central Asia, now found worldwide.|
|Concentration varies greatly by strain|
A beverage made from the plant material of Cannabis spp.
Marijuana rolled in tobacco, commonly the wrapping from a cigar.
- Hash Oil
Oil, often extremely potent, extracted from the psychoactive parts of the cannabis plant by various means.
The pressed resin glands of Cannabis buds, collected by shaking over a fine screen.
The flowering tops (buds) and occasionally leaves of the cannabis plant, commonly smoked.
Contacts and URLs:
- Ask Dr. Weil (homepage, more info)
Dr. Weil usually provides sensible information about drugs.
- Cannabis.com (homepage, more info)
"Quality Marijuana and Hemp Information"
- Carl Olsen's Marijuana Archive (homepage, more info)
"This noted activist presents information on the Olsen vs. DEA decision, marijuana as medicine, religion and drugs, hemp as an industrial and food resource, and more."
- DanceSafe (homepage, more info)
"Promoting health and safety within the nightclub community." Offers harm-reduction information on MDMA and other drugs, Ecstasy testing kits, etc.
- Erowid (homepage, more info)
"Documenting the Complex Relationship between Humans and Psychoactives"
- Finnish Cannabis Association (homepage, more info)
- Hedonistic Imperative (homepage, more info)
Entry point for an eclectic group of sites with information and opinions on many things, including drugs.
- High Times (homepage, more info)
Magazine devoted to marijuana.
- iToke (homepage, more info)
Claims to be a legit cannabis delivery service.
- Marijuana News (homepage, more info)
Pot-related news clippings with opinionated commentary.
- N. P. Kaye's Marijuana Cultivation Archive (homepage, more info)
the unofficial website of alt.drugs.pot.cultivation
- NORML (homepage, more info)
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
- Psychedelic Library (homepage, more info)
Excellent collection of articles
- Sunny's Seedbank Shortcuts (homepage, more info)
"Marijuana Seedbank Ratings by 'green man' from USENET'S A.D.P.C."
- Xenopharmacophilia (homepage, more info)
- YaHooka (homepage, more info)
"The Guide to Marijuana on the Internet"
- Miscellaneous URLs
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