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cannabis

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Drug culture
cannabiscan‧na‧bis /ˈkænəbɪs/ noun [uncountable] especially British English 🔊 🔊 MDDan illegal drug that is usually smoked syn marijuana American English
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cannabisAfter all, cannabis does much less harm to a person's health than nicotine, and yet cigarettes are legal.The categories continue to operate in this hierarchical fashion until we reach the sixth and final class: cannabis.She had found cannabis as well as amphetamines in her daughter's room.Perhaps by making cannabis legal our society would imply progressive sanction to the use of any mood-altering drug.Until now cannabis, or hemp, was an illegal plant, classified as a schedule B controlled drug.July 4: 300 kilos of cannabis resin and herbal cannabis worth up to £3m seized from a Northern Ireland-registered lorry in Dover.It will still be illegal for anyone else to produce or sell cannabis, but that could change.
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