Cannabism vs Cannabis - What's the difference?

cannabism | cannabis |

As a noun cannabism

is (pathology) cannabis poisoning.

As a proper noun cannabis is





  • (pathology) cannabis poisoning
  • cannabis


  • A tall annual dioecious plant (Cannabis'', especially ''Cannabis sativa ), native to central Asia and having alternate, palmately divided leaves and tough bast fibers.
  • A mildly euphoriant, intoxicating hallucinogenic drug prepared from various parts of this plant.
  • The purified and decarboxylated resin of the cannabis plant used for medicinal purposes rather than for any intoxicating effects.
  • Synonyms

    * (plant) hemp, marijuana * (drug) hemp, dope, grass, marijuana, THC, weed, string


    * (plant) Cannabis sativa'', ''Cannabis indica'', ''Cannabis ruderalis

    Derived terms

    * cannabinoid * cannabidiol * cannabinol

    See also

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