World map shows the status of cannabis in each country
Posted on May 25, 2016 | By Henry | Leave a response
The chart here shows Legal Status of Cannabis..Worldwide Map
Cannabis is a genus of flowering plant that includes three species or subspecies, sativa, indica, and ruderalis. The plant is indigenous to central Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
Cannabis has long been used for hemp fibre, for hemp oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber. To satisfy the UN Narcotics Convention, some cannabis strains have been bred to produce minimal levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal psychoactive constituent. Many plants have been selectively bred to produce a maximum of THC, which is obtained by curing the flowers.
Globally, 60,400 kilograms of cannabis were produced legally. Between 128 and 232 million people are thought to have used cannabis as a recreational drug.The plant is believed to have originated in the mountainous regions northwest of the Himalayas. It is also known as hemp, although this term is often used to refer only to varieties of Cannabis cultivated for non-drug use.