Cannabis Sativa

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Cannabis Sativa Cannabis is marijuana or any other substance derived from the hemp plant. The plant has many different uses from Hemp products to medicinal purposes. This paper will talk about the plant as a whole and it’s usefulness. Marijuana is a Mexican slang term from the 1930’s referring to the medicine part of cannabis, which Mexican soldiers used to smoke. Nearly 70 million Americans have smoked marijuana at some time in their lives. Aside from recreational uses, the cannabis plant can be an extremely useful product. (www.norml.org/facts/index.shtml) There are several different medicinal purposes for marijuana. Uses of cannabis are appetite stimulant, alleviating nausea, relieving stress and depression, relives menstrual cramps, and is helpful in alleviating migraines. There are medical conditions for cannabis like Glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis, Ovarian cancer, AIDS, and Arthritis. (www.afcu.net/features/medical.html) Until 1937, marijuana was legally available as a medicine and was used as a nerve tonic. It has been written about in books of medicine by...

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