The Cannabis sativa plant and products made from its leaves, flowers or resin.

Cannabis products can be used to help manage some symptoms of cancer and side effects of treatment. Synthetic cannabis products (called synthetic cannabinoids) aren't made from the cannabis plant but contain chemicals that have the same effects on the body.

Cannabis products that contain the chemical THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) are commonly called marijuana.

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