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Cannabis: The Genus Cannabis by David T. Brown

By David T. Brown

Hashish sativa has supplied guy with a resource of gasoline, textiles, paper, rope, medicinal drugs and intoxication for over 5000 years. This booklet includes a sequence of professional dissertations, supported by means of over seven hundred references at the heritage, ethnobotany, chemistry and research, and cultivation and processing of hashish. The medicinal and non-medicinal makes use of of the plant and its derivatives are seen within the context of nationwide and overseas laws to outline and keep watch over its use. advancements in cannabinoid pharmacology examine and receptor concept also are discussed.
This e-book presents a entire review of hashish use and abuse and should be a useful reference resource for somebody with an curiosity within the wide selection of purposes of this interesting plant and its healing and advertisement power.

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The leaflets are 6– 11 cm long and between 2 to 15mm wide. Variations in leaf shape within this broad description have been recorded (Clarke, 1981: p. 89). Often the sex of the plant is only determinable at the onset of flowering, when the distinct male and female flowers emerge. The two types of inflorescence are easily distinguished. The male inflorescence is composed of many individual flowers borne on flowering branches up to 18cm long and stands out from the leaves. The individual flowers are small, consisting of 5 whitish or greenish sepals less than 5 mm in length and containing 5 pendulous stamens.

70–73. Foulis, J. (1900), Two cases of poisoning by Cannabis indica, Edinburgh Medical Journal, 8, 202–210. G. and Singer, C. (1952), Anglo-Saxon Magic and Medicine, Oxford University Press, London, p. 84 and p. 123. F. (1833), Supplement to the Pharmacopoeia and Treatise on Pharmacology, Underwood, London, p. 36. Guthrie, D. (1946), A History of Medicine, Thomas Nelson and Sons, London p. 36. Hay, M. (1883), A new alkaloid in cannabis indica, Pharm. Journal, June 2nd, pp. 998–999. Herodotus tr.

Taxonomists had initially placed the plant in Urticaceae (the nettle family), but in the early part of this Century there was some support for classifying it under Moraceae (the fig family) (Schultes, 1970). Both are families in Urticales and Cannabis has Table 1 Synonyms of Cannabis sativa subspecies and varieties according to Small and Cronquist (1976) C. sativa Linn, subsp. sativa var. sativa Small et Cronq. C. sativa var. vulgaris Alefield; C. chinensis Delile; C. sativa ␦ chinensis A. ; C.

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