Cannabis, Coca, & Poppy:
Nature’s Addictive Plants

Cannabis

  • Cannabis in the wild
  • Cannabis plant seizure

Introduction

Cannabis is one of the most widely grown plants in the world and the only major drug of abuse grown within the United States’ borders. Cannabis grows wild throughout the world and is cultivated in many countries; however, the most powerful strains of cannabis sativa are now grown in the United States. The drugs that are derived from cannabis are marijuana, hashish and hashish oil. From the cannabis plant, marijuana is the most widely used and readily available drug comprised of dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis sativa plant or better known as the hemp plant.