Definitions of cannabis

n any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs

Cannabis sativa, ganja, marihuana, marijuana
a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared
Cannabis indica, Indian hemp
source of e.g. bhang and hashish as well as fiber
Type of:
bush, shrub
a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

n the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect

ganja, marihuana, marijuana
Acapulco gold, Mexican green
a particularly potent variety of marijuana
Type of:
controlled substance
a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law
soft drug
a drug of abuse that is considered relatively mild and not likely to cause addiction

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