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Guide to cannabis research

Find reliable information, news and legislation, and studies on cannabis research in STEM and the humanities.

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Cannabis, cannabinoids, and marijuana all describe the drug. 

Cannabis, Cannabis sativa, and Cannabis indica describe the plant. 

THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as ∆-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (pronounced delta-nine-tetrahydrocannabinol). It is the psychoactive component of cannabis, responsible for generating a high. 

Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, studied for its medical applications. 

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