Cannabis refers to a group of three plants with psychoactive properties, known as Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. When the flowers of these plants are harvested and dried, you’re left with one of the most common drugs in the world. Some call it weed, some call it pot, and others call it marijuana.
However, different strains of the cannabis plants have a different potency. This is mostly measured on the CBD:THC ratio of the plant. Cannabis Indica and Ruderalis tend to have a higher concentration of THC:CBD, whereas Sativa strains are the other way around. Hemp is a strain of Cannabis Sativa plant.
Cannabis is usually consumed for its relaxing and calming effects. In some locations, it’s also prescribed to help with a range of medical conditions, including chronic pain, glaucoma, and poor appetite.