The recreational section explores the usage of plants for their sedative, stimulant, narcotic and hallucinogenic properties. Often used for entertaining, examples include cannabis, coffee, mushrooms, poppies and tobacco. The name hemp, from the Old English, hanf, belongs to the Cannabis sativa species. One of the most popular illegal drugs in use today, cannabis is one of mankind’s oldest cultivated crops.
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