Cannabis is a plant known for its psychoactive and therapeutic properties. Individuals turn to cannabis for relief from a variety of symptoms including pain, anxiety and insomnia, as well as for social and recreational purposes such as boosting creativity and enjoyment. Today, cannabis is legal for either medical or recreational use (or both) in the majority of states across the U.S.
The cannabis plant has three main types: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. Pure sativa plants tend to be taller, with slender leaves, while pure indica plants are shorter with broader leaves.