CANNABIDIOL – A CANNABIS SATVIA CONSTITUENT
Dr. Akshu Sharma*, Dr. R. C. Tiwari, Dr. Manisha Dikshit, Dr. Anoop Kumar Singh and Dr. Ved Bhushan Sharma
Most widely used illegal drug in world is Cannabis. Cannabis, more commonly called, marijuana refers to the several varieties of Cannabis sativa, or Indian hemp plant, that contains the psychoactive drug Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol[THC].Others name are grass, pot, weed, tea, mary Jane, dagga, sinsemilla, herb, reefer, dope, shunk, boom, gangster, kif etc. The male and female plants are different. Female plant is tall about 16-18 feet and has darker and luxuriant foliage than the male. The word “cannabis” is used for the flowering and fruiting tops of the plant. It yields a sticky, amorphous resin called „cannabinone. The active principles in this resin are mainly cannabidiol, cannabinolic acid and many tetrahydrocannabinol isomers. It has been cultivated throughout recorded history, used as a source of industrial fiber, seed oil, food, recreation etc.
Keywords: Cannabis, psychoactive drug, cannabinone, Indian Hemp plant.
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