Cannabis Corner Index

Cannabis is common name of Cannabis sativa.

  • grows wild in many of the tropical and temperate areas of the world
  • being cultivated by means of indoor hydroponic technology

Cannabis is known by many names:

  • Marijuana
  • Weed
  • Pot
  • Grass
  • Herb, and many more

Preparations from this plant

  • recreational and
  • medicinal
  • part of religious or spiritual rites
  • The earliest recorded uses date from the 3rd millennium BC

Routes of consumption:

  • Oral
  • Smoking
  • Eating in food preparations

Effects: Produces a unique mixture of effects

  • Stimulant
  • Depressant, and
  • Hallucinogenic


  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)
  • the main psychoactive constituent
  • makes up one of 483 known compounds in the plant

includes at least 84 other Cannabinoids

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBN (Cannabinol)
  • THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin), and
  • CBG (Cannabigerol)

The most studied are: THC, CBD (Cannabidiol) and CBN (Cannabinol)

THC (Tetra hydro Cannabinol)CBD (Cannabidiol) 

Cannabis is used in three main forms 

  • Marijuana 
  • Hashish, and  
  • hash oil  


  • made from dried flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant 
  • least potent of all the cannabis products 
  • usually smoked or made into edible products like cookies or brownies 


  • made from the resin (a secreted gum) of the cannabis plant 
  • It is dried and pressed into small blocks 
  • Smoked, can also be added to food and eaten 

Hash oil 

  • the most potent cannabis product  
  • is a thick oil obtained from hashish 
  • It is smoked 

Interesting Facts About Cannabis from India 

  • has been used since as early as 2000 BCE. 
  • In Indian society, common terms for Cannabis preparation are:  
    • Charas (resin) 
    • Ganja (Flower) 
    • Bhang (Seeds and leaves) 
    • Commonly used as a milkshake made from Bhang 
    • Licit Use 
  • According to UNODC 
    • as of 2000, “Prevalence of Abuse” of Cannabis in India was 3.2% 
    • in 2016, the retail price of cannabis in India was US$0.10 per gram 
    •  the lowest of any country in the world  

CBD is non-intoxicating and exerts a number of beneficial effects. Therefore, we support further research on this compound, starting from preclinical studies.