Cannabis sativa

(kan′ă-bĭs )

[L. cannabis, fr Gr. kannabis, hemp]
A species of annual herb native to Central and South Asia, whose tough fiber (hemp) is used for making rope and its oils, resins, and seeds used medicinally and as a psychoactive, recreational drug.
SEE: hashish; SEE: marijuana; SEE: tetrahydrocannabinol

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