Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics                                                                                                             Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University                                                                                                                               South Africa             



 Cannabis is the Latin, or scientific name for the entire plant hemp, legally named marijuana or marihuana.
Names for three recognized species include:

 Cannabis indica

Cannabis ruderalis

Cannabis sativa

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