Talk:Cannabis

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An entry such as this always makes me question the intentions of this project - is it to list ALL plant names or jsut the ones representing "true" (ie for me monophyletic and recognisable) species? Most botanists I have had the discussion of Cannabis with agrees that there is only one species within the genus - Cannabis sativa - eventhough it is a variable one... Any answers?

You are correct and this page is out of date according to accepted thought. However, there is not universal agreement as to circumscription with some favouring one species, others two and as here three. WS should adopt a conservative approach an favour a single species with three subspecies. As this plant has been subject to breeding for millennia differences between hemp and marijuana strains are more than likely to be artificial rather than natural (Small, 2015). Andyboorman (talk) 19:24, 11 December 2018 (UTC)