Cannabis is an annual herbaceous plant, rough-stemmed, erect, with palmate leaves, is a dioecious plant in which the male is less robust than the female. It can reach up to two meters in height and grows spontaneously, regardless of the type of terrain. By the hand of man swept all latitudes and climates. Varies significantly in terms of their toxicological activity, depending on the weather where you grow well, hemp from Europe is less active than the Indian in this country, cannabis resin contains more than mountain valleys.
Hemp flowers in summer, between June and August, the female flowering tops are collected between August and September. The collection of hash is done before flowering but in different ways depending on the region. In Spain there is no collection because it is a plant that is prohibited by law because of its high long-term toxicity.
Hash is the drug most consumed in Spain, both among and between young adolescents and adults, its use is so popular that it is increasingly discussed their possible legalization, with which it already has in other countries. But no doubt that this is a drug of abuse, potentially dangerous and, at least, is often the gateway to other more dangerous drugs. It is described what is known as "cannabis intoxication" that occurs in chronic users of hashish, with no unpleasant effects.
From the medical point of view, this plant we are only concerned by their fruits, hemp seeds, which contain up to 35% of drying oil, a greenish-yellow. These benefits are attributed refreshing, but also to recognize the plant has the following properties: antiasthmatic, antineuralgic, antispasmodic, calming the nervous system and local anesthetic. But he insists that its use can be extremely dangerous in unskilled hands, so in general is strongly discouraged its use, besides being prohibited by law both harvested and sold.
Finally, it should be noted also that all species contain long and solid hemp fibers have been used ever since in the manufacture of ropes, thin fibers.
Its toxic administration purposes varies greatly depending on country of origin. Without forgetting that its use is very harmful, we cite below some forms of consumption:
Bhang. As is consumed in Calcutta (both smoked and ingested), where they use the leaves and flowering tops.
Kif. Florida female Sumidad to dust. He smokes a pipe or cigar, snuff or not. It is the name given to the plant in Morocco and Algeria.
Hashish. Resin is almost pure sumidad exuded by the female flowers. This resin is molded into thin sticks and put into cigarettes.
Marijuana. Are the leaves and flowering tops, with leaves and stems of male tops. It is eaten smoked.
Hashish oil. From concentrated extract of hashish, is obtained by means of an organic solvent; tetrahidrocannabinal is highly concentrated and therefore is more toxic.
HABITAT: In irrigation
PART USED: Sumidad flower and fruit
CASTILIAN: Hashish, marihuana
BASQUE: Kalamo, garsande
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