About Cannabis Sativa L.

Cannabis sativa is an annual plant in the Cannabaceae family. It is a herb that has been used throughout recorded history for thousands of years by humans as a source of fiber, for its seed oil, as food (from so called hemp), as medicine (see medical cannabis), and for spiritual purposes. Each part of the plant is harvested differently, depending on the purpose of its use.

It's seed, is a valuable source of protein. The flowers (the leaves, stems much less) contain psychoactive and physiologically active chemical compounds known as cannabinoids that are consumed for recreational, medicinal, and spiritual purposes.

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(Hemp is one of the faster growing biomasses known, producing up to 25 tonnes of dry matter per hectare per year, and one of the earliest domesticated plants known that grows in many regions of the world. For a crop, hemp is very environmentally friendly as it requires few pesticides and no herbicides with a T.H.C. level below 0,2%)

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