Cannabis sativa L. - Botany and Biotechnology

  • Suman Chandra
  • Hemant Lata
  • Mahmoud A. ElSohly

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Suman Chandra, Hemant Lata, Ikhlas A. Khan, Mahmoud A. ElSohly
    Pages 79-100
  3. Vijayasankar Raman, Hemant Lata, Suman Chandra, Ikhlas A. Khan, Mahmoud A. ElSohly
    Pages 123-136
  4. Gianpaolo Grassi, John M. McPartland
    Pages 137-160
  5. Mohamed M. Radwan, Amira S. Wanas, Suman Chandra, Mahmoud A. ElSohly
    Pages 161-182
  6. Supaart Sirikantaramas, Futoshi Taura
    Pages 183-206
  7. Maria Grazia Cascio, Roger G. Pertwee, Pietro Marini
    Pages 207-225
  8. Emmanuel S. Onaivi, Hiroki Ishiguro, Qing-Rong Liu
    Pages 227-247
  9. Ajay P. Nayak, Brett J. Green, Gordon Sussman, Donald H. Beezhold
    Pages 263-284
  10. Hemant Lata, Suman Chandra, Ikhlas A. Khan, Mahmoud A. ElSohly
    Pages 285-297
  11. Imane Wahby, Juan Manuel Caba, Francisco Ligero
    Pages 299-317
  12. Chiara Onofri, Giuseppe Mandolino
    Pages 319-342
  13. Hakimeh Mansouri, Mahsa Bagheri
    Pages 365-383
  14. Gennady I. Karlov, Olga V. Razumova, Oleg S. Alexandrov, Mikhail G. Divashuk, Pavel Yu. Kroupin
    Pages 385-394
  15. Zamir K. Punja, Gina Rodriguez, Sarah Chen
    Pages 395-418
  16. Parijat Kusari, Souvik Kusari, Michael Spiteller, Oliver Kayser
    Pages 419-437
  17. John M. McPartland, Kevin J. McKernan
    Pages 457-474

About this book


This book highlights current Cannabis research: its botany, authentication, biotechnology, in vitro propagation, chemistry, cannabinoids biosynthesis, metabolomics, genomics, biomass production, quality control, and pharmacology.

Cannabis sativa L. (Family: Cannabaceae) is one of the oldest sources of fiber, food and medicine.  This plant has been of interest to researchers, general public and media not only due to its medicinal properties but also the controversy surrounding its illicit use. Cannabis has a long history of medicinal use in the Middle East and Asia, being first introduced as a medicine in Western Europe in the early 19th century. Due to its numerous natural constituents, Cannabis is considered a chemically complex species. It contains a unique class of terpeno-phenolic compounds (cannabinoids or phytocannabinoids), which have been extensively studied since the discovery of the chemical structure of tetra

hydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), commonly known as THC, the main constituent responsible for the plant’s psychoactive effects. An additionally important cannabinoid of current interest is Cannabidiol (CBD). There has been a significant interest in CBD and CBD oil (extract of CBD rich Cannabis) over the last few years because of its reported activity as an antiepileptic agent, particularly its potential use in the treatment of intractable epilepsy in children.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Suman Chandra
    • 1
  • Hemant Lata
    • 2
  • Mahmoud A. ElSohly
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Mississippi OxfordUSA
  2. 2.School of PharmacyUniversity of Mississippi School of PharmacyOxfordUSA
  3. 3.School of PharmacyUniversity of Mississippi School of PharmacyOxfordUSA

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