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Cannabis   /kˈænəbəs/   Listen

Any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs.  Synonym: hemp.
The most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect.  Synonyms: ganja, marihuana, marijuana.

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... strongly recommended small doses of opium, then little known, for this purpose; he had himself, he says, in illness experienced its joys, "a shadow of those of heaven." In India opium (as well as cannabis indica) has long been a not uncommon aphrodisiac; it is specially used to diminish local sensibility, delaying the orgasm and thus prolonging the sexual act. (W.D. Sutherland, "De Impotentia," Indian Medical Gazette, January, 1900). Its ...
— Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6) • Havelock Ellis

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