If you take the position that any change by humans of what occurs naturally, you'll end up finding nothing natural--agricultural products undergo refinement and changes of all kinds, on a regular basis. My grandfather used to grow three types of peaches from one tree, and roses of various colors from one bush, by grafting. Natural?<quoted text>
Is genetically altered marijuana still "natural"?
Cannabis is a plant, with all sorts of uses. The plant can be selectively bred to produce higher THC yields (or to reduce THC); just as vegetables, flowers and other plants can be selectively bred. I have seen incredible tulips, for instance, in Dutch nurseries and gardens, produced through induced mutations.
To my mind, the result does not alter the "natural" quality of the plant. Yes, you can argue that it's not "natural" because it has been altered from what occurs naturally without human intervention. I'd rather not engage in an argument whether I'm right or wrong technically, or by dictionary definitions of words. Naturally, you will get my point.