Cannabis sativa L. has been growing on the planet for over a hundred thousand years, with evolutionary roots in the Cannabaceae family dating back millions of years. The plant has enjoyed multiple medicinal, recreational and religious implementations with respect to one of its main active ingredients: THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. Thanks to modern day analysis, however, we are now able to identify additional components that can provide more efficient medicinal treatment ( CBD) or provide a more flavourful recreational experience (Limonene).

The unpollinated flowers of the plant are used to aid in relaxation, as a social drug, to help people sleep, and are often even smoked just for their flavour, as each variety has its own unique taste and scent, as well as effect.