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The genus Cannabis is often divided into two species: C. sativa—the hemp varieties that sprout narrow leaves and grow tall—and C. indica, whose shorter stature, denser branches, and higher concentrations of psychoactive ingredients made it the choice for recreational and medicinal use.
Search Terms/Definitions related to Cannabis
Marijuana - the psychoactive dried resinous flower buds and leaves of the female hemp or cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica) that contain high levels of THC and are smoked, vaped, or ingested (as in baked goods) especially for their intoxicating effect
Medical marijuana or Recreational marijuana
CBD (Cannabidiol) - non-psychoactive cannabinoids that meet the federal industrial hemp definition of less than 0.3 percent THC (see Cannabinoid)
Cannabinoid – any of the chemical compounds that are the active principles of hemp and/or marijuana
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) – either of two physiologically active isomers C21H30O2 that occur naturally in hemp plant resin or are synthetically prepared. One that is the chief intoxicant in marijuana and is used medicinally - called also delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, delta-9-THC and one that is present in marijuana only in minute quantities.
Endocannabinoid system - a widespread neuromodulatory system that plays important roles in central nervous system (CNS) development, synaptic plasticity, and the response to endogenous and environmental insults
Terpenes (terpenoids) - significantly influence the flavor and smell of buds. They can also amp up, change, or lower the intensity and duration of effects for strains
Hemp - Cultivated hemp is often distinguished from cannabis by possessing very low levels of the psychoactive substance.
(as defined at dictionary.com or merriamwebster.com)