What is cannabis?
Cannabis is a genus of flowering plant in the family Cannabaceae. The number of species within the genus may be disputed, but three strains are generally recognized: Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid.
Cannabis has been used for hemp fiber, hemp oils, and for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. With the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes, plants have been selectively bred to produce a maximum of tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly referred to as THC, which is obtained in a variety of ways, including curing the flowers of the plant.
These flowers are familiar to most people, but medicinal cannabis can be also be found in edibles, oils, tinctures, teas, capsules, and transdermal patches.
What conditions are treated with cannabis?
Many conditions can be treated with cannabis.