The many uses of Cannabis Sativa…

A multiple-use plant, furnishing fiber, oil, medicine, and narcotics.  Fibers are best produced from male plants. In the temperate zone, oil is produced from female marijuana plants which have been left to stand after the fiber-producing males have been harvested.  Leaves are added to soups in southeast Asia. Varnish is made from the pressed seeds.  Three types of narcotics are produced: hashish (bhang), the dried leaves and flowers of male and female shoots; ganja, dried unfertilized inflorescences of special female plants; and charas, the crude resin, which is probably the strongest.   Modern medicine uses cannabis in glaucoma and alleviating the pains of cancer and chemotherapy.  More resin is produced in tropical than in temperate climates.  Lewis lung adenocarcinonoma growth has been retarded by oral administration of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabinol, but not by cannabidiol. (J.N.C.I. 55: 597-602. 1975).   The delta-9 also inhibits the replication of Herpes simplex virus.

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