“When talking about the drug, marijuana and cannabis both have the same meaning. When talking botanically – talking about the plant genus – we use the word Cannabis. Cannabis is a flowering plant genus that includes three acknowledged varieties:
- Cannabis sativa
- Cannabis indica
- Cannabis ruderalis
The three types originally come from South and Central Asia.”
“Cannabis has been used for hundreds of years by humans, for fiber (hemp), seed oils, seed, medical treatment and recreationally.
This article focuses on cannabis’ medicinal and recreational aspects.”