One of the subspecies of Cannabis (/ˈkænəbɪs/) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae. The number of species within the gen... More is called Sativa and all ''Hemp'', the plant of the genus Cannabis or any part of the plant, whether growing or not, with a delta–9–tetrahydr... More is classified as sativa. Aesthetically, varieties of cannabis sativa plants grow tall and thin and have narrow leaves. They are a light shade of green and require lots of light to grow. They originate from countries that are close to the equator within Central/South America and Southeast Asia. However, the hemp variety of the cannabis sativa plant species have been cultivated to grow taller, in more dense crops, and in more adverse climate conditions than the rest of the cannabis family. Their flavour/terpene profile ranges from earthy to sweet and fruity.