There are THREE species of Cannabis.
Cannabis Sativa is the type used in smoking.
Another type is grown in the Middle-East and Asia which contains huge amounts of THC and is concentrated into Hashish.
Then there's the Hemp making species which has little or no THC and is used for making the world's best natural fibers for making paper, cloth, rope, you name it. That is legal to grow even in the USA, but usually in commerical plantations.
The average cop is an idiot and will likely confiscate a small amount of this even if it is legal to grow as the dummy cannot tell the difference and few people in their right mind would grow small amounts of the Hemp type of Cannabis.
Yes the smell of pot flowers [which is why Sensimilla or Bud is so pleasant] is rather nice.
Don't risk it. You'll likely get arrested, beaten half to death, and it'll be a little late when laboratory tests [if they even bother] prove you are growing the Hemp species.
Cops aren't botanists. With them it's arrest first and ask questions later. What happens if you smoke the rope or cloth making type? A big headache like smoking paper alone.
They'll probably confiscate your stash and smoke it themselves.
Sooner or later the idiots in our government will legalize pot and it would happen a lot sooner if our country wasn't made up of 99% idiots who lack the fighting spirit.
The propaganda that Marijuana has no medicinal or commercial value is a flat out lie.
I've an old herbal and medicine book published in 1920 in the USA which lists 10 conditions helped by Cannabis sativa.
Also Cannabis Sativa can be used for nice fibers for rope or cloth as well. The seeds used to be put in commercial bird seed mix which is why Marijuana has spread to virtually ALL the USA and can be sometimes found growing wild in remote locations brought by birds.
The US govt. itself, major hypocrite and tyrannical near totalitarian police state is responsible for developing some of the enhanced THC Marijuana for its own purposes.
There is a THC free type of Cannabis but no THC form of Cannabis Sativa.
Some botanists classify the separate species like Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis as subspecies so you get Cannabis sativa v. indica or Cannabis sativa v. ruderalis.
Even the THC "free" types contain some psychoactive ingredient but not much. Just as growers have selected and bred Cannabis for MAXIMUM THC, others have developed and bred for MINIMUM THC.
According to a botanical study Chocolate also contains THC but in microamounts which would require eating like a 100 lbs of the crap to get high!
Cannabis' ability to grow just about anywhere in any soil any climate except extremes means the retarded goverments of the world which should be eradicated themselves will NEVER eradicate the plant. So they might as well give up.
What is going on?
It's a crime to have fun these days, or haven't you noticed.
The "dangers" of pot have been exaggerated to the point of imbecility like in the cult classic "Refer Madness" which is simultaneously one of the stupidest propaganda films ever made and one of the funniest.
Yes, smoke a few joints and a month later you'll be selling your body on the streets or end up in an insane asylum.
What is really going on?
Governments want control of the drug trade in conjunction with pharaceutical manufacturers. They want the profits and prefer chemically synthesized drugs to natural medicines. The danger of over the counter and prescription drugs are UNDERESTIMATED by intent of the govt. which cares nothing about the public's health anyway.
If they did care there'd be no fuss over prescribing Marijuana to glaucoma patients or chemotherapy patients as an anti-nausea drug which works BETTER than any anti-glaucoma agent or anti-nausea drug created by man.
The value of Hemp in making rope, the finest paper and the toughest cloth would be alone sufficient to cry "foul" when governments try to eradicate the plant. They never will. The USA also once tried to eradicate poison ivy and poison oak with NO success. Birds spread the crap everywhere, as they do wild Hemp.
Next thing the idiots in our government will do is try to eradicate BIRDS as well.