• WordNet 3.6
    • n cannabis 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
    • n cannabis 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Archeologists report that cannabis was most likely the first plant cultivated by humans. Cannabis was used for linen, paper, and garments
    • Cannabis (Bot) A genus of a single species belonging to the order Uricaceæ; hemp.
    • Cannabis The Indian hemp plant plant Cannabis sativa syn. Cannabis Indica. See Cannabis Indica, below.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew cannabis sativa (marijuana) on their plantations.
    • n cannabis A genus of urticaceous plants, of a single species, C. Indica. See bhang and hemp.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: No-one has ever died from smoking cannabis
    • Cannabis a genus of urticaceous plants, yielding bhang
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., hemp. See Canvas


In literature:

I doubt, though, if it was pure Cannabis indica.
"The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu" by Sax Rohmer
In the smoke of the cannabis he too seemed like a spirit.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito" by Steven Sills
Buck-wheat with trisulcate seeds, and Cannabis sativa are found here; barley is cultivated.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
It may be driven away by smoke, especially by that from inula helenium, elecampane; and by that of cannabis, hemp.
"The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society" by Erasmus Darwin
It's listed under Cannabis Indica.
"The End of Time" by Wallace West
Hemp is hardly grown in India, except to extract from it the narcotic, Cannabis Indica.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
Long-term users of cannabis may develop psychological dependence and require more of the drug to get the same effect.
"What Works: Schools Without Drugs" by United States Department of Education
If any hypnotic must be employed, let it be chloral, or bromide of potassium with cannabis Indica.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie

In news:

Bowing to threats from the US Attorney's Office, Gov Chris Gregoire vetoed most parts of a bill legalizing medical cannabis on Friday.
Medical cannabis coalition UFCW, ASA, and CPPN file 70,000 Initiative Signatures with the City of Los Angeles.
Cannabis is legal in two states, but the metropolis of Los Angeles has yet to regulate medical access to the plant.
Cops descended on a man's home to make a pot bust just before he moved – because he'd forgotten to hide his lush cannabis plants before taking photos designed to help sell the place.
Citizens of Colorado and Washington States voted to legalize cannabis on Nov 6, 2012, surprising the nation and its leadership.
Federal officials collect your tax dollars for raiding legal cannabis businesses in California.
Cannabis grower elderly couple innocent.
Ulster cannabis grower 's bid to challenge law rejected.
A convicted cannabis grower who wants the drug granted parity with alcohol and tobacco cannot take his case to the UK's highest court, a judge has ruled.
Cannabis grower gets home detention.
The Emerald Cup Judges Facing 200 Types of Cannabis in 14 Days, Could You Hang .
Vonburg faces charges of unlawful manufacture of cannabis, possession of cannabis and possession of a firearm by a felon.
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union has voted to endorse the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act.
If passed, goes to public in Nov. Burlington City Council to vote on hemp , cannabis ballot item.
THE WASHINGTON POST) Today was supposed to be the last day of business for Capitol Hemp , the countercultural emporium dedicated to non-psychoactive strains of Cannabis sativa.