To understand Cannabis scientifically, a holistic point of view is essential as the Human-Plant relationship itself must be acknowldeged.
I communicate as a physician and medical geographer, for without the cultural and geographic context, we will not be successful in availing the remarkable gifts Cannabis has to offer. Cannabis is easily the most ubiquitous, yet at the same time, most misunderstood, 37-million year old plant in existence today. It goes by many names, such as Hemp, Reefer, Mari(h/j)una, Pot, Maryjane, Ganja, Chronic, Weed, Bud, and Herb, to name but a few.
But do not let this confuse you; it is indeed all one plant.
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