What is Cannabis (Marijuana, Hashish)

Street names: marijuana (grass, weed, pot, dope, ganja and others), hashish (hash), hash oil (weed oil, honey oil)

Cannabis sativa, also known as the hemp plant, has been cultivated for centuries for industrial and medical use, and for its “psychoactive,” or mind-altering, effects. Marijuana, hashish and hashish oil all derive from the cannabis plant.

More than 61 chemicals, called cannabinoids, have been identified as specific to the cannabis plant. THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid, and is most responsible for the “high” associated with marijuana use.

Click here to read more from the CAMH website.

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Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids

The purpose of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC) is to advance our understanding of the role of cannabinoids in health and disease through research and education.

The CCIC is a federally registered Canadian nonprofit organization of basic and clinical researchers and health care professionals established to promote evidence-based research and education concerning the endocannabinoid system and therapeutic applications of endocannabinoid and cannabinoid agents.

We will do this by:

Educating: Researchers, health care practitioners and the public about the endocannabinoid system and possible roles of cannabinoids in clinical practice;

Facilitating: Research regarding the endocannabinoid system, mechanisms of action and clinical safety and efficacy of cannabinoids;

Creating: A networking forum for researchers investigating endocannabinoids and cannabinoids;

Advancing: Our understanding of the role of endocannabinoids and cannabinoids in health and disease.