Cannabis

Cannabis
Cannabis sativa Koehler drawing.jpg
Common hemp
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Faimily: Cannabaceae
Genus: Cannabis
L.
Species[1]

Cannabis (/ˈkænəbɪs/) is a flouerin plant that includes three species (an seiven taxa)[2] or sub-species,[3] sativa, indica, an ruderalis. The plant is indigenous tae Central Asie an the Indian Subcontinent.[4]

Globally, i 2013, 60,400 kilograms o cannabis wis producit legally.[5] I 2014 thare wis an estimatit 182.5 million cannabis users (3.8% o the population aged 15–64).[6] This percentage didnae change significantly atween 1998 an 2014.[7]

EtymologyEedit

The wird weed is fae Greek κάνναβις (kánnabis) (see Laitin cannabis),[8] that wis oreeginally Scythian or Thracian. It's relatit tae the Persie leid kanab, the Inglis canvas an possibly the Inglis hemp (Auld Inglis hænep).[9]

ReferencesEedit

  1. Geoffrey William Guy; Brian Anthony Whittle; Philip Robson (2004). The Medicinal Uses of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. Pharmaceutical Press. pp. 74–. ISBN 978-0-85369-517-2.
  2. Karl Hillig (Januar 2005). "Genetic evidence for speciation in Cannabis (Cannabaceae)" (PDF). Researchgate. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  3. "Cannabis sativa information from NPGS/GRIN". www.ars-grin.gov. Archived frae the original on 5 Januar 2009. Retrieved 13 Julie 2008.
  4. A. ElSohly, Mahmoud (2007). Marijuana and the Cannabinoids. Humana Press. p. 8. ISBN 1-58829-456-0. Retrieved 2 Mey 2011.
  5. What are the main differences between CBD and THC?, 13 Apryle 2017, retrieved 23 Apryle 2017
  6. Narcotic Drugs 2014 (PDF). INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL BOARD. 2015. p. 21. ISBN 9789210481571.
  7. Crime, United Nations Office on Drugs and (Mey 2016). "Statistical tables" (PDF). World Drug Report 2016. Vienna, Austria. p. xiv, 43. ISBN 978-92-1-057862-2. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  8. "cannabis" OED Online. July 2009. Oxford University Press. 2009. [1]
  9. "Online Etymology Dictionary". Etymonline.com. Retrieved 17 Februar 2011.