Medical Utility of Cannabis Sativa

  title={Medical Utility of Cannabis Sativa},
  author={G. O. Ayenigbara Dr. G.O. Ayenigbara},
  journal={IOSR Journal of Pharmacy},
Cannabis Sativa (Marijuana) is a crop which is grown all over the world. The plant is one of the most hated, maligned and detested any where in the world and huge sums of money and efforts are being expended to annihilate its production, distribution, marketing and consumption. Cannabis sativa is erroneously believed to cause deleterious health problems among other controversies. However, studies have shown that this plant, apart from being regarded as one of the five sacred crops, has a lot of… 

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