Contractions. - Cann. Can.

Cannabis sativa. Nat. oral., Cannabinaceae.

Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 15.

Hemp. For. names: German, Hanf; French, Chancre; Italian, Canna; Spanish, Carta.

Habitat. - India and Persia. Cultivated extensively in Russia, France, and Italy.

Flowering time. - Early autumn.

Parts employed. - The male and female flowering tops of the cultivated plant.

Characters. - Stem 6 to 8 feet high. Leaves petioled, stipulate, digitate, opposite. Leaflets 5 to 7, lanceolate. Flowers, male, in small loose racemes at the ends of the stem and branches; female, axillary, solitary, very small.

Time for collecting. - When in flower.

Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with proof spirit.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - R. A. M. L., i.

Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.

Average loss of moisture, 63 per cent.