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.