Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cannabis

2 senses of cannabis

Sense 1
cannabis, hemp -- (any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs)
       => shrub, bush -- (a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems)

Sense 2
cannabis, marijuana, marihuana, ganja -- (the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect)
       => soft drug -- (a drug of abuse that is considered relatively mild and not likely to cause addiction)
       => controlled substance -- (a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law)

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