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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Police raiding the riverboat party had found cocaine, ecstacy tablets, amphetamines and cannabis resin.
▪ July 4: 300 kilos of cannabis resin and herbal cannabis worth up to £3m seized from a Northern Ireland-registered lorry in Dover.
▪ Inside they discovered 178 kilos of cannabis resin with a street value of half a million pounds.
▪ Doherty and McMahon denied conspiracy to supply cannabis resin.
▪ In the parcel were 100 blocks of cannabis resin, each individually wrapped.
▪ His car was found to contain 19.93 kilos of cannabis resin, with a street value of £65,000.
▪ I mean, a whopping 82 per cent of people who were killed in car accidents had not been smoking cannabis.
▪ Richard Miles was known to smoke cannabis but police don't believe such drug use was a motive for murder.
▪ Read in studio A pub landlord in Oxford has been charged with allowing his customers to smoke cannabis on his premises.
▪ After all, cannabis does much less harm to a person's health than nicotine, and yet cigarettes are legal.
▪ It will still be illegal for anyone else to produce or sell cannabis, but that could change.
▪ July 4: 300 kilos of cannabis resin and herbal cannabis worth up to £3m seized from a Northern Ireland-registered lorry in Dover.
▪ Perhaps by making cannabis legal our society would imply progressive sanction to the use of any mood-altering drug.
▪ She had found cannabis as well as amphetamines in her daughter's room.
▪ The categories continue to operate in this hierarchical fashion until we reach the sixth and final class: cannabis.
▪ Until now cannabis, or hemp, was an illegal plant, classified as a schedule B controlled drug.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Cannabis \Can"na*bis\, prop. n. [L., hemp. See Canvas.]

  1. (Bot.) A genus of a single species belonging to the order Uricace[ae]; hemp.

  2. The Indian hemp plant plant Cannabis sativa syn. Cannabis Indica. See Cannabis Indica, below.

    Cannabis Indica, the Indian hemp, now considered a variety of the common hemp ( Cannabis sativa), originating in Asia but now grown widely around the world. It can be formed into a tough fiber that is used to make rope and tough fabric. The dried leaves and female flowers are smoked or chewed by people to produce a euphoric or hallucinogenic effect, caused mainly by the substance tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) contained in it. The THC-containing products of Cannabis are classified as a controlled substance, and posession and sale are illegal in most states of the United States. Once classified as a narcotic, the plant is now more commonly referred to in the category of euphoric or hallucinogenic agents.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1798, "common hemp," from Cannabis, Modern Latin plant genus named (1728), from Greek kannabis "hemp," a Scythian or Thracian word. Also source of Armenian kanap', Albanian kanep, Russian konoplja, Persian kanab, Lithuanian kanapes "hemp," and English canvas and possibly hemp. In reference to use of the plant parts as an intoxicant, from 1848. Related: Cannabic.


n. 1 A tall annual dioecious plant (''Cannabis'', especially ''Cannabis sativa''), native to central Asia and having alternate, palmately divided leaves and tough bast fibers. 2 A mildly euphoriant, intoxicating hallucinogenic drug prepared from various parts of this plant. 3 The purified and decarboxylated resin of the cannabis plant used for medicinal purposes rather than for any intoxicating effects.

  1. n. 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 [syn: hemp]

  2. 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 [syn: marijuana, marihuana, ganja]

Cannabis (film score)

Cannabis is a film score by French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg, released in May 1970 through Philips Records, accompanying the 1970 film of the same name, directed by Pierre Koralnik and starring Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, and Curd Jürgens.

Cannabis (film)

Cannabis is a 1970 crime film directed by Pierre Koralnik. It is a co-production between France, West Germany and Italy. It stars Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, Paul Nicholas and Curd Jürgens.


Cannabis is a genus of flowering plant that includes three species (and seven taxa) or subspecies, sativa, indica, and ruderalis. The plant is indigenous to central Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

Cannabis has long been used for hemp fibre, for hemp oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber. To satisfy the UN Narcotics Convention, some cannabis strains have been bred to produce minimal levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive constituent. Many plants have been selectively bred to produce a maximum of THC ( cannabinoids), which is obtained by curing the flowers. Various compounds, including hashish and hash oil, are extracted from the plant.

Globally, in 2013, 60,400 kilograms of cannabis were produced legally. In 2013 between 128 and 232 million people are thought to have used cannabis as a recreational drug (2.7% to 4.9% of the global population between the ages of 15 and 65).

Cannabis (drug)

Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a preparation of the Cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug or medicine. The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); one of 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 65 other cannabinoids. Cannabis can be used by smoking, vaporization, within food, or as an extract.

Cannabis is often used for its mental and physical effects, such as a "high" or "stoned" feeling, a general change in perception, euphoria (heightened mood), and an increase in appetite. Short term side effects may include a decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, red eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety. Long term side effects may include addiction, decreased mental ability in those who started as teenagers, and behavioral problems in children whose mothers used cannabis during pregnancy. Onset of effects is within minutes when smoked and about 30 to 60 minutes when cooked and eaten. They last for between two and six hours.

Cannabis is mostly used recreationally or as a medicinal drug. It may also be used for religious or spiritual purposes. In 2013, between 128 and 232 million people used cannabis (2.7% to 4.9% of the global population between the ages of 15 and 65). In 2015, 43% of Americans had used cannabis which increased to 51% in 2016. About 12% have used it in the past year, and 7.3% have used it in the past month. This makes it the most commonly used illegal drug both in the world and the United States.

The earliest recorded uses date from the 3rd millennium BC. Since the early 20th century, cannabis has been subject to legal restrictions, with the having, use, and sale of cannabis preparations containing psychoactive cannabinoids illegal in most countries of the world. Medical cannabis refers to the physician-recommended use of cannabis, which is taking place in Canada, Belgium, Australia, the Netherlands, Spain, and 23 U.S. states. Cannabis use started to become popular in the US in the 1970s. Support for legalization has increased in the United States and several US states have legalized recreational or medical use.

Cannabis (disambiguation)

Cannabis may refer to:

  • Cannabis, a genus of flowering plants that includes three taxa:

::* Cannabis sativa

::* Cannabis indica

::* Cannabis ruderalis

  • Cannabis Blyth, 1850, a former name for the Carduelis genus of perching birds
  • Cannabis strains, the pure breeds or hybrid varieties of Cannabis plants
  • Cannabis (drug), also known as marijuana, a psychoactive drug
    • Synthetic cannabis, a psychoactive designer drug that allegedly mimic the effects of cannabis
    • Cannabis dependence, a condition of substance dependence to cannabis
  • Medical cannabis, the parts of the herb cannabis used as medicine
  • Cannabis flower essential oil, the oil obtained by steam distillation from the flowers of Cannabis plant
  • Cannabis foods, food products made with cannabis as an ingredient
  • Cannabis Cup, the world’s preeminent Cannabis festival
  • Cannabis Culture (magazine), a Canadian magazine and online magazine
  • Cannabis (film), a 1970 thriller film starring Curd Jurgens
    • Cannabis (film score), the film soundtrack by Serge Gainsburg

Usage examples of "cannabis".

AFI were testing mycoherbicides genetically engineered to be plant specific on Cannabis saliva on the coast, and on Erythroxylon coca in the mountains.

The tox screen revealed significant levels of cannabis, alcohol, and pseudoephedrine, probably from an OTC decongestant.

One of the earliest was cannabis sativa, known variously as hemp, kif, bhang, hashish, ganja, charas and marihuana in its various forms.

Metro Boston subdialectical argot origin unknown for cannabis, pot, grass, du- Bois, dope, ganja, bhang, herb, hash, m.

In only one genus, Cannabis, did the leaves sink in the evening, and Kraus attributes this movement to the prepotency of their epinastic growth.

Canna Warscewiczii, circumnutation of plumules, 58, 59 --, of leaf, 252 Cannabis sativa, movements of leaves, 250 --, nocturnal movements of cotyledons, 307 Cannabis sativa, sinking of the young leaves at night, 444 Cassia, nyctitropic movement of leaves, 369 Cassia Barclayana, nocturnal movement of leaves, 372 --, slight movement of leaflets, 401 -- calliantha, uninjured by exposure at night, 289, n.

Gregor struck a match on his boot and relit, the cannabis rush roaring in his ears like a burn in spate.

Circumnutation of stems: concluding remarks on--Circumnutation of stolons: aid thus afforded in winding amongst the stems of surrounding plants--Circumnutation of flowerstems--Circumnutation of Dicotyledonous leaves--Singular oscillatory movement of leaves of Dionaea--Leaves of Cannabis sink at night--Leaves of Gymnosperms--Of Monocotyledons--Cryptogams--Concluding remarks on the circumnutation of leaves.

The young leaves of Cannabis sativa sink at night between 30o and 40o beneath the horizon.

I've seen a doper ask for a joint by simply forming that 0 and pressing it to his lips, a gesture that signals, Shall we smoke a little cannabis, my dear?

That's without a doubt the most dangerous of all, what with angry dockers, heathen lads with a bit too much alcohol and cannabis and adrenaline in their blood, and the nervy new PA militia in the mix.

Smoking cannabis (the "raw drug" as the AMA called it) would be beneficial for 80% of them and add 30-a60 million person-years in the aggregate of extended life to current asthmatics over presently legal toxic medicines such as the Theophylline prescribed to children.

Our creed holds no thing wrong just because the Blands say it is, and from what I had heard both at school and from various people at the Commune, cannabis was a benign, if befuddlingly distracting drug.

The Reagan/Bush Administration put a soft "feeler" out in September of 1983 for all American universities and researchers to destroy all 1966-76 cannabis research work, including compendiums in libraries.

His tribe grows the weed that we call dagga or boom and which you whites call cannabis.