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A cannabis plant showing the female flower or bud. The female flower of the hemp or marijuana plant (Cannabis sativa) contains THC (delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol), a psychoactive compound. The Cannabis plant is native to central Asia. It is cultivated for three products: fibre from the stems, seed oil, and for use as a drug of intoxication. This fast-growing annual plant is a common weed in northern India. The drug is produced in minute resin glands on the plant surface, including the leaves, but is most concentrated in female flowers.
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