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By Robert Clarke, Mark Merlin

Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany is a complete, interdisciplinary exploration of the ordinary origins and early evolution of this recognized plant, highlighting its ancient function within the improvement of human societies. Cannabis has lengthy been prized for the robust and sturdy fiber in its stalks, its fit to be eaten and oil-rich seeds, and the psychoactive and medicinal compounds produced by way of its girl flora. The culturally invaluable and sometimes irreplaceable items derived from cannabis deeply stimulated the economic, scientific, ritual, and spiritual practices of cultures in the course of the a while, and human hope for those commodities directed the evolution of the plant towards its modern kinds. As curiosity in cannabis grows and public debate over its many makes use of rises, this publication can assist us comprehend why humanity maintains to depend upon this plant and adapts it to fit our wishes.

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