What's Cannabis? - Duke's Materia Tonica

Cannabis Flowers and Leaves are Inedible Intoxicant Drugs 

Cannabis flowers and leaves contain the approved medical drug CBD and are used as a recreational drug and intoxicant by many cultures for the narcotic properties that cause physical, emotional, and mental impairment. Cannabis flowers and leaves are non-ingestible plant parts which are not foods and not dietary supplements. The intoxicant and impairment side effects of cannabis are because the flowers and leaves contain cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, which may be abused.

Cannabinoids Are Intoxicants that Impair Physical, Emotional, and Mental Functions 

The consumption of cannabis has no health, wellness, nor well-being benefits. Because they intervene as a drug and are intoxicating, cannabis flowers and leaves have no viable nutrients and are not medicinal; therefore cannabis flowers and leaves are not used nutritionally for any nutrients and are not used in herbalism nor researched within herbal medicine. 

For example, CBD is an active ingredient in a medical drug that intervenes with the body's functions and may also be used as substitute recreational drug within fat metabolism, therefore CBD is not a dietary supplement.

Medical Cannabis is Pseudoscience Drug Quackery 

The medical industry and government agencies wrongly promote and prescribe cannabis flowers and leaves and cannabinoid derivatives, such as THC and CBD, for quackery uses to inappropriately treat and manage diseases and conditions. 

Cannabis is Not Hemp

The recreational drug and intoxicant commonly known as cannabis in not industrial hemp nor hemp seeds, since hemp seeds do not contain any significant amount of cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD.

Edible Hemp Seed Oil Contains Essential Nutrients 

Hemp is an economical industrial plant that has strong fibers which are used in the manufacture of clothing and other materials.

Hemp seeds are a superfood that are crushed and eaten as part of complete balanced meals and to make the dietary supplement hemp seed oil. Hemp seeds are used medicinally within herbalism and herbal medicine and nutritionally for their essential nutrients.