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Action ► Hallucinogenic, hypnotic, sedative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, Hemp derivatives are suggested for treating glaucoma and as an antiemetic in cancer chemotherapy. All variants produce initial excitement followed by depression.

Cannabis yields 421 chemicals of various classes—cannabinoids, canna-bispirans and alkaloids. More than 60 cannabinoids have been isolated, the most important one is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Toxic constituents are readily absorbed, excreted in urine and feces, stored in lipid tissues, especially CNS, crosses placenta. High doses in animals have damaged developing embryos and resulted in birth defects. (Francis Brinker.)

Dosage ► Dried leaves, after removing turbity—125-250 mg powder. (API Vol. I.)

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