What is “Cannabis”?
Cannabis can refer to the hemp plant itself and/or the various parts of the plant from which psychotropic drugs are prepared. Commonly (and unless otherwise specified on our blog), it refers to bud. The cannabis plant is tall with a stiff upright stem, divided serrated leaves, and glandular hairs.
Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes three different species, cannabis sativa, cannabis indica, and cannabis ruderalis. These species are native to Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Industrial hemp is technically a subspecies of the cannabis family, but in the interest of clarity we’ll refer to it as organic hemp flower unless otherwise specified.
- Pronounced: /ˈkanəbəs/
- A tall plant with a stiff upright stem, divided serrated leaves, and glandular hairs
- A genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae.
“There are many uses for the cannabis plant.”