Cannabis is a psychoactive plant whose primary psychoactive ingredient is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It has been used recreationally for over 65 million years and is believed to be the world’s oldest drug. It can be smoked, eaten, or vaped, and it may cause different effects in each method of consumption. It can make people feel relaxed, giggly, sleepy or euphoric, but it also causes paranoia and sometimes makes users sick or hallucinate. It is not known to be addictive in most people, but it can trigger withdrawal symptoms if it is used regularly over a long period of time. Cannabis has been associated with schizophrenia, although it is unclear if there is a direct causal relationship between the two. Fatalities caused by cannabis use are rare. It is illegal to grow or possess Cannabis in most countries, but it can be legally purchased in some states and Canada.

It is a flowering plant with a dioecious reproductive system, which means that each plant has both male and female flowers. The plant’s leaves are palmately compound, with serrate leaflets and a toothless margin. The plant grows to be around six feet tall and is usually harvested when the buds have formed, or ripened.

It is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, iron, and manganese. It is a fast-growing plant and can be grown indoors or outdoors, depending on the climate of the region.