Cannabis sativa

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Noun1.Cannabis sativa - a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are preparedCannabis sativa - a strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared
Acapulco gold, Mexican green - a particularly potent variety of marijuana
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
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Young people, or "hippies" as they often were called then, would drive from Chicago and the suburbs to fill garbage bags with what we called "ditch weed." That Cannabis sativa L (the L is in honor of 18th-century Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus) is a subspecies of the Cannabis sativa "pot" plant that young people smoked from their "bongs" and "joints" as a way to get high.
It is native to the United States and is referred to as a ditch weed in some areas, because it grows wild.
No, I'm not talking about those little rolled pieces of paper filled with the Virginia ditch weed the growers sweep off the floor once all the top buyers have had their pick.