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Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae. The number of species within the genus is disputed. Three species may be recognized: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.

Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae. The number of species within the genus is disputed. Three species may be recognized: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis; C. ruderalis may be included within C. sativa; all three may be treated as subspecies of a single species, C. sativa; or C. sativa may be accepted as a single undivided species. The genus is widely accepted as being indigenous to and originating from Central Asia, with some researchers also including upper South Asia in its origin.The plant is also known as hemp, although this term is often used to refer only to varieties of Cannabis cultivated for non-drug use. Cannabis has long been used for hemp fibre, hemp seeds and their oils, hemp leaves for use as vegetables and as juice, medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber. To satisfy the UN Narcotics Convention, some cannabis strains have been bred to produce minimal levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive constituent. Some strains have been selectively bred to produce a maximum of THC (a cannabinoid), the strength of which is enhanced by curing the flowers. Various compounds, including hashish and hash oil, are extracted from the plant.Globally, in 2013, 60,400 kilograms of cannabis was produced legally. In 2014 there were an estimated 182.5 million cannabis users (3.8% of the population aged 15-64). This percentage did not change significantly between 1998 and 2014.




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July 21, 2021
The Indian Express
The study's authors found that the plant was a "primarily multipurpose crop" grown about 12,000 years ago during the early Neolithic period, probably for fiber and medicinal uses.
Science X staff
July 17, 2021
Cannabis was first domesticated around 12,000 years ago in China, researchers found, after analyzing the genomes of plants from across the world.
Michael Le Page
July 16, 2021
New Scientist
The cannabis plant originally had multiple uses, and farmers only started breeding distinct strains for drug or fibre production around 4000 years ago
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June 8, 2021
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June 7, 2021
Business Insider
The lawyers we spoke with helped put together some of the biggest deals in the cannabis space.
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January 19, 2020
the Guardian
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November 27, 2019
Inhaled cannabis reduces self-reported headache severity by 47.3 per cent and migraine severity by 49.6 per cent, said the study.
The Canadian Press
November 12, 2019
Cannabis company Cronos Group Inc. reported a profit in its third quarter, boosted by a large gain in derivative liabilities, as revenue grew to $12.7 million.
Tanya Dua
November 4, 2019
Business Insider
Vana uses age-gating and state-gating technology to run compliant cannabis and CBD ads across its network of publishers.
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Business Insider
REUTERS/Carlos OsorioLeafly held an educational pop-up event on the day Canada legalized recreational marijuana, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 17, 2018.Cannabis
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New Scientist
An extract from cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD helped some people who were addicted to smoking the drug quit
Jeremy Berke
October 2, 2019
Business Insider
Cannabis startups have to get creative to raise money since marijuana is federally illegal in the US.
Lucy Mangan
August 28, 2019
the Guardian
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Tiffany Hsu
August 13, 2019
"Basically nobody" is overseeing the quality of the many cannabidiol products that have proliferated, one researcher said. The F.D.A. says it is doing everything it can.
June 7, 2019
Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rafarma (OTC: RAFA), a Wyoming Corporation, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a technology acquisition agreement with Dr. Yury...
Lucid Green Inc.
May 14, 2019
NEW YORK, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucid Green Inc., is the leading Cannabis trust and transparency platform that delivers vital product usage, safety and...
April 25, 2019
As legalization spreads, listings for cannabis-related positions on recruitment sites have soared. But working in the industry comes with caveats.
December 7, 2018
Oils, tinctures and salves -- and sometimes old-fashioned buds -- are increasingly common in seniors' homes. Doctors warn that popularity has outstripped scientific evidence.


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