Cannabis is a tall upright annual herb. It is generally dioecious i.e. Producing separate male and female plants but fiber hemp varieties have been specifically bred to be monoecious (hermaphrodite). The leaves are palmate, and in the iconic image of a cannabis leaf there are seven lobes, the lowest pair showing as backwards facing spurs. However, this number and shape is not fixed. On seedlings the first pair of leaves is typically monophylous (single lobed), the second pair having three lobes and the next pair five. In many plants, especially of central Asian origin, the number does not extend beyond five while in others the number can extend to around thirteen. The genera Cannabis and Humulus (hops) belong to the same family (Cannabaceae, sometimes known as Cannabinaceae). Generally,cannabis is considered to be monospecific (Cannabis sativa L.) which is divided into several subspecies. Cannabis is a herb, which is generally dioecious i.e. Producing separate male and female plants but fiber hemp varieties have been specifically bred to be monoecious (hermaphrodite). While Cannabis sativa has many industrial and therapeutic uses, drug varieties of C. sativa remain Australias most frequently used illicit drug.
Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Last date updated on July, 2014