Cannabis is a herbal substance that is consumed around the world for both medicinal and recreational purposes.
Colloquially cannabis has been given many different pseudonyms or code-names including weed, grass pot, ganja and marijuana, but all of these refer to the same plant: cannabis. The Cannabis Sativa L plant family, also known as Cannabaceae, contains a number of plant species that produce different variants of cannabis such as Cannabis Sativa or Cannabis Indica. In the UK, cannabis was first criminalised under the Dangerous Drugs Act in 1928, followed by the Misuse of Drugs Act in 1971, and then in 2018 the UK legalised the medicinal application of cannabis.
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