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THE COIN IS COLORIZED WITH SPECIAL GREEN PAINT THAT SMELLS LIKE A REAL MARIHUANA LEAF!
Very original coin silver plated issued by Republic of Benin dedicated to canapa sativa also known as marihuana. It inaugurates the new series dedicated to the most popular plants in the world "Fameuses Plantes du Monde". The peculiarity is that the coin has the typical smell, the coin really smells like marijuana! Just gently rub the leaf and smell it!
In the obverse there is the representation of the typical green canapa leaf colorized by a particular paint that smells like marihuana.
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
Cannabis sativa is an annual plant in the Cannabaceae family. It is a herb that has been used throughout recorded history by humans as a source of fiber, for its seed oil, as food, as a drug, as medicine, and for spiritual purposes. Each part of the plant is harvested differently, depending on the purpose of its use. Its seed, chiefly used as caged-bird feed, is a valuable source of protein. The flowers (and to a lesser extent the leaves, stems, and seeds) contain psychoactive and physiologically active chemical compounds known as cannabinoids that are consumed for recreational, medicinal, and spiritual purposes. When so used, preparations of flowers (marijuana) and leaves and preparations derived from resinous extract (hashish) are consumed by smoking, vaporizing and oral ingestion. Historically, tinctures, teas, and ointments have also been common preparations.