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Indian hemp

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Indian hemp

1. (Plants) another name for hemp, esp the variety Cannabis indica, from which several narcotic drugs are obtained
2. (Plants) Also called: dogbane a perennial American apocynaceous plant, Apocynum cannabinum, whose fibre was formerly used by the Indians to make rope
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1. Also called Indian hemp , marijuana. a tall, coarse Asian plant, Cannabis sativa, of the family Cannabaceae, widely cultivated for its fiber and for its yield of intoxicating drugs.
2. the tough fiber of this plant, used for making rope, coarse fabric, etc.
3. any of various plants resembling hemp.
4. any of various fibers similar to hemp.
5. an intoxicating drug, as marijuana or hashish, prepared from the hemp plant.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English henep, hænep, c. Old Saxon hanap, Old High German hanaf, Old Norse hampr; akin to Greek kánnabis]
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Noun1.Indian hemp - source of e.g. bhang and hashish as well as fiberIndian hemp - source of e.g. bhang and hashish as well as fiber
bhang - a preparation of the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant; much used in India
haschisch, hasheesh, hashish, hash - purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen
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
2.Indian hemp - valuable fiber plant of East Indies now widespread in cultivation
hibiscus - any plant of the genus Hibiscus
deccan hemp, kenaf - fiber from an East Indian plant Hibiscus cannabinus
3.Indian hemp - Canadian dogbane yielding a tough fiber used as cordage by Native AmericansIndian hemp - Canadian dogbane yielding a tough fiber used as cordage by Native Americans; used in folk medicine for pain or inflammation in joints
dogbane - any of several poisonous perennial plants of the genus Apocynum having acrid milky juice and bell-shaped white or pink flowers and a very bitter root
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Obaletan said that the defendant paraded himself as a member of Eiye Confraternity while unlawfully having in his possession, weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.
The investigation team found that the accused had cultivated the cannabis plant or the Indian hemp plant at the accomodation.
The capo said in addition to the electronic items that were retrieved from the crime scene, the police found wrapped substances suspected to be Indian Hemp. In another operation involving Nigerians in Accra New Town police collected 179 wrapped dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, 61 wrapped white substances suspected to be narcotic drugs and 65 wrapped rock-like materials suspected to be another form of narcotic drugs.
Strings of twisted Indian hemp (Apocynum cannibium) were originally preferred to twine the structure of the bags, both the warp and weft, while blades from bear grass (.Xerophyllum tenax) were the common source for decorative designs done in false embroidery.
The drug also contains cannabinoids extracted from Indian hemp (marijuana).Despite the dangerous chemicals, the drug's packaging and presentation gives it the harmless presentation of some sort of a breath freshener, making it even more accessible to children than cigarettes or other such stimulants.
But controlling cannabis had been under international discussion for more than a decade, although it did not become part of an international convention until 1925, when the Geneva Convention limited Indian hemp to "medical and scientific" consumption.
He was quoted in the Lancet following this incident as stating 'Indian hemp (cannabis syn.), when pure and administered carefully, is one of the most valuable medicines we possess'.
Queen Victoria's personal physician, Russell Reynolds, said in medical journal The Lancet in 1890: "Indian hemp, when pure and administered carefully, is one of the most valuable medicines we possess."
A letter to the New-York Daily Times recommends "Cannabis Indica, the East Indian hemp, known most widely as Hesheesh," as "a sure counteractive to the poison of rabies."
* Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver, featuring Indian hemp oil, which contains a high concentration of antioxidants to support healthy skin, as well as aromatic Haitian vetiver oil, offering a fresh, herbal scent.
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(5) He was a hemp enthusiast and wrote, "Patriotic farmers should make the most of the Indian hemp seed, and sow it everywhere." (6) Thomas Jefferson commented, "Hemp is of the first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country." (6)

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