Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main ingredient in marijuana that gets people “high.” THC attaches to certain receptors in the brain called cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are normally activated by chemicals that occur naturally in the body (called endocannabinoids).
By attaching to cannabinoid receptors, THC alters how you think and feel. It can make some people feel relaxed, while others may experience an increased amount of anxiety. Another effect is when THC affects motor skills, which can make it hard for someone to walk in a straight line or make other coordinated movements.
There are over 480 natural components in marijuana. The main psychoactive component is THC. Other important compounds include cannabinol (CBN), cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV).
You experience these effects because THC affects the way your body processes dopamine, a naturally occurring chemical in the brain that helps regulate your emotions, thinking and pleasure. When you get high, dopamine is released in greater amounts than usual.
Exposure to THC also impairs the ability of a particular area of the brain (hippocampus) to respond appropriately to stimuli. For example, the nucleus accumbens normally receives information about pleasure or satisfaction. However, when under the influence of THC, these messages can become uncoordinated and even confused with pain signals.
THC enters the body mainly through the lungs (in cigarette form) and also by consuming marijuana in foods like brownies or tea. Once you eat it, your liver changes THC into a different substance called 11-hydroxy-THC. This substance is more potent and stays in your body longer than regular THC.
How is THC different from CBD?
THC and CBD are both found in marijuana. Although they interact with the same receptors, their effects on these receptors are quite different.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive ingredient that gives you the “high” feeling associated with marijuana use. THC acts like an exclamation point at the end of a sentence.
It is very intense and temporarily shuts off all the other receptors in the brain, leaving you with a feeling of euphoria that can be accompanied by anxiety or paranoia after THC levels subside. This may be why many people consider marijuana use to be more recreational than medicinal; it tends to amplify your emotions (both good and bad).
Cannabidiol (CBD) works more like a period at the end of a sentence. It is very calming, even sedating. CBD brings balance to the mind by enhancing coordination between areas of the brain responsible for sensory perception and motor skills.
Both THC and CBD are known to interact with receptors in your body’s endocannabinoid system. This system plays a major role in regulating everything from mood, memory and appetite to pain, sleep and immune response.
Since CBD doesn’t interact directly with the receptors that get you high, it’s not intoxicating. However, some think it may increase your body’s absorption of THC when consumed together. This means it might increase your high, but not by very much.
In general, THC is more potent than CBD. For example, to achieve the same effect as a 10 mg dose of THC, you would need to consume somewhere around four times as much CBD. But keep in mind each person’s sensitivity level can be different. So if you are smoking marijuana with both CBD and THC in it, be wary of the effects.
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Today there are many natural health treatments that utilize marijuana to benefit patients suffering from many ailments and diseases that would ordinarily be treated by other means such as chemotherapy and radiation, and more.
It is a powerful drug that targets the endocannabinoid system and produces a wide variety of effects, which can be pleasurable and medicinal, or distressing and damaging – depending on the cannabinoid profile of the particular strain used (different breeds contain different concentrations of psychoactive compounds) and how it is consumed.
With that in mind, here are many benefits of using hashish:
It reduces anxiety, stress, and depression.
Studies show that people who partake in marijuana experience less anxiety, stress, and depression than people who don’t. Cannabis also has the ability to target the amygdala in various ways. One of these ways is by working to reduce the level of stress hormones in the brain that are usually released when an individual is experiencing stressful events. Another way is by reducing activity in the amygdala which is responsible for mediating feelings of fear and anxiety.
The main reason why cannabis reduces these feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression is because it has psychoactive compounds like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which blocks transmission of pain signals in nerve cells throughout your body. These cells are mainly found in the hippocampus region of your brain where it regulates mood and pain perception.
It promotes creativity.
Marijuana has been used for countless centuries to boost creativity and enhance productivity among many artistic individuals, especially writers. Marijuana use is often considered a form of “brain food” because it allows the brain to enter an altered state where it can become more open to different ideas in order to solve problems which in turn leads to creative solutions.
It combats glaucoma and cancer.
By lowering intraocular pressure, marijuana has shown to reduce the symptoms of glaucoma that sometimes cause blindness. Also, it is a strong antioxidant which means it can help prevent harmful cells from damaging DNA and causing cancer. It helps with pain relief during chemotherapy treatments such as nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.
Its ability to relieve pain without any side effects like addiction or drowsiness.
Cannabis is now being used by many cancer patients to help combat the feelings of nausea and pain associated with chemotherapy. Marijuana has also been found to be useful in reducing the pain felt in the hands or feet caused by damaged nerves, which can develop as a side effect of chemotherapy.
It Enhances Your Mood
If you are suffering from depression or anxiety, marijuana may improve your mood tremendously. It does this by stimulating the release of dopamine in the brain’s reward center. It also blocks nerve cells that would normally carry pain signals to the brain and also lowers activity in the amygdala where fear and anxiety originate.
It helps with sleep disorders like insomnia
Medications usually prescribe sleeping pills to help people with sleep disorders sleep. But these medications have eventually shown to be ineffective for some patients eventually leading them to depend on other drugs. With cannabis, you can use it whenever you feel restless or before bedtime. Perhaps the best part about this is that you will still wake up feeling well-rested.
Have you used marijuana to relieve stress? Have you tried it before? What other benefits have you experienced?
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Marijuana has been used for thousands of years as a medicine. Recent studies have shown that it is very effective in treating symptoms of diseases such as cancer, AIDS, arthritis , glaucoma and multiple sclerosis. It is also used to relieve the side effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the benefits of medical marijuana:
1) Cancer Treatment
Studies have shown that THC, the active chemical substance in marijuana, slows tumor growth and promotes cancer cell death – while leaving healthy cells untouched. A Harvard Medical School study reported by CNN states that “the active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread.”
The Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that marijuana ” may have benefits in treating the pain and nausea associated with cancer and its treatments”
2) Arthritis Treatment
Studies have shown that medical cannabis is extremely effective in relieving chronic pain associated with arthritis, an inflammation of the joints. The Journal of Pain reported that 85 percent of patients with arthritis who used medical marijuana reported a reduction in pain!
3) HIV/AIDS Treatment
Aids patients have been using marijuana to help reduce nausea and increase their appetites. A study published by The American Journal of Health says that states with Medical Marijuana laws “had a 24.8 percent lower mean annual HIV death rate than states without such laws.”
4) Glaucoma Treatment
Marijuana is effective at reducing the intraocular pressure that causes glaucoma. Every 42 seconds someone develops blindness from glaucoma , a leading cause of blindness, including blindness in Americans over the age of 55. Marijuana helps lower ocular pressure better than any other known substance.
5) Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
Cannabis is effective at reducing the tingling, pain, spasticity, and other symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis. A study published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal reported that marijuana reduces nighttime sleep disruptions in people suffering from multiple sclerosis.
6) Epilepsy Treatment
Over two dozen studies have shown that marijuana is effective at reducing epileptic seizures.
7) Alzheimer’s Treatment
Marijuana has been shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation concludes, “Marijuana may also decrease agitation , depression , and anxiety in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.”
8) Sleep Aid
Cannabis is effective at treating insomnia. THC, an active ingredient of marijuana is a sedative that reduces anxiety and helps induce sleep.
9) Chronic Pain Treatment
A 2014 study published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine found that cannabis reduced pain by activating the body’s opioid system. In addition, a 2003 study in Pain found that subjects who consumed cannabis experienced a significant reduction in pain intensity when compared with those who didn’t receive it.
10) Anorexia Treatment
Medical marijuana is effective at stimulating the appetite of AIDS, cancer , and anorexia patients. A University of Michigan study reported that medical cannabis users have increased caloric intake and improved nutrition.
11) Migraine Treatment
There are claims that marijuana is effective at treating migraine headaches. Some examples of these reports include a 2011 study published in the journal Neurology, finding that migraine attacks were reduced by 64 percent among patients who used cannabis compared with those who used placebo .
12) UV Radiation Treatment for Psoriasis
Medical marijuana has proven to be effective at reducing the inflammation and itching associated with psoriasis. A study published by the American Academy of Dermatology found that cannabinoids “significantly reduced both the severity of the inflammatory and itch scores” in a group of 50 patients with plaque-type psoriasis over a four week period.
13) Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
In addition to reducing the tingling, pain, spasticity, and other symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, cannabis has also been shown to slow the progression of degenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s.
14) Tourette Syndrome Treatment
Cannabis is effective at treating Tourette syndrome, a neurological condition that causes involuntary movements and vocalizations.
15) Alcoholism Treatment
A 2014 study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment reported that alcohol use significantly dropped among cannabis users. The researchers found, “That illicit drugs were consumed by only 16 percent of those who smoked marijuana compared with 69 percent … for those who didn’t use marijuana.”
There are a wide variety of medical marijuana benefits, and they vary from treating chronic pain to reducing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
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A Beginner’s Guide
What is a hemp?
The hemp plant is an annual plant that’s grown for its seeds and fiber. The plant is grown around the world since the time of the Roman Empire. It is sometimes referred to as marijuana or weed, but it has higher levels of CBDs, which are non-psychoactive, than THCs, which are psychoactive.
Is hemp a drug?
No. Industrial hemp is not drugs. There are some states that allow the cultivation of industrial hemp, provided it’s below 0.3% THC levels of psychoactive substances.
Is hemp marijuana?
Hemp is not marijuana. It contains very low levels of THC, which makes it non-psychoactive. Marijuana plants are grown for their flowers, which contain psychoactive properties that people use to get high. Hemp plants are used for their seeds and fibers.
Is hemp legal?
Hemp is very much legal in many countries around the world. The country with one of the highest number of acres under hemp production is China. However, the use of hemp for its psychoactive properties is illegal in many countries, including the United States.
What are some products that are made from hemp?
Hemp is grown around the world to produce over 25,000 products. Some of these include foods like cottonseed oil, vinegar, salad dressings and breads. Hemp is also used to make biofuel, plastic composites, concrete replacements and building materials. It’s also grown to produce hemp seed oil.
Is hemp rich in CBD?
Yes. The plant has high levels of cannabidiols, which are non-psychoactive compounds. These CBDs can be extracted from the plants and used in making health and wellness products like beauty creams, balms and oils.
Where can you buy hemp?
Hemp oil is available in many retail stores, including Whole Foods Market and other natural food retailers. One of the major producers of hemp seed oil is The Body Shop. Hemp protein powder is also sold by a number of companies online. You can also grow your own hemp or find a local distributor near you to buy from.
What should you use hemp for?
Hemp has many health benefits like fighting cancer, reducing inflammation and stabilizing blood pressure. It’s also used in the treatment of depression and other mental illnesses, menstrual cramps, diabetes and heart problems. It also contains fatty acids that are good for your skin and hair as well as omega-3s to help with brain development in infants.
How much hemp should you take?
It’s best to check with a health care professional, before taking marijuana or hemp products, since they have various levels of CBDs and THCs. You can also take a look at these recommendations on dose and some of the best hemp products.
How do you take hemp?
Many of the products come in different forms. Some are taken as capsules, others as tinctures, some as oils and some as powder. There is a large variety on how to take them so find what works for you.
Who can use hemp?
You can use these products if you suffer from pain, inflammation, depression and other conditions. It’s best to consult with a health care provider first before taking it.
Industrial hemp is a non-psychoactive plant that’s been grown for thousands of years. You may find different forms depending on how you want to take them: as capsules, tinctures or oils so try what works best for your needs!
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Harm Reduction For Hashish : How To Avoid Negative Side Effects
There are many different methods of consuming hashish, including various ways for smoking and eating it. It may be difficult to determine if the methods of consumption that you or someone you know is using is safe without examining what they are using and the concentrations of THC they are consuming. The following tips can help you avoid negative side effects from using hashish:
- Study up on what exactly hashish is and how it works with your body’s endocannabinoid system, as well as the cannabinoids’ chemical structure. This will give you a better idea of how to use moderate doses of hashish safely.
- Hashish can be consumed in many different ways , so make sure you choose the right method of consumption for your needs and body type. Much like other recreational drugs, using it intravenously is not safe for everyone as this bypasses the liver’s ability to filter toxins through the digestive system.
- Experiment with various amounts of hashish to find what works best for you. Using the same amount over and over again may lead to an increased tolerance where more of the drug is necessary for achieving your desired effects while increasing the risk for negative side effects.
- The concentration of THC in different types of hashish can vary significantly, so make sure that you are checking concentrations before you consume any hashish. An experienced friend or a reliable resource can be very helpful when it comes to figuring out the concentrations of THC in the various forms of hashish that you have access to.
- The effects from consuming cannabis can take hours before they take effect, so make sure to wait for at least an hour before taking more if you do choose to consume additional amounts.
- Have a sober friend with you when you decide to ingest any form of hashish, especially if it is your first time trying it. Make sure that they are aware of the laws in their state pertaining to cannabis and are capable of responding in an emergency. You never know what you might experience when consuming this type of substance and to be safe, let someone with experience know what you’re using and how much. Make sure that they also know that it is illegal in most states and jurisdictions to use cannabis, so if they see anyone in danger or an emergency situation developing, the police may get involved. Provide them with your contact information so they can call you when everything is over.
- You should always make sure to drink plenty of water while you are using or plan to use hashish. Often times, negative side effects are the result of dehydration that results from consuming cannabis products. The more hydrated you are, the less likely you will be to experience negative side effects.
- Running a vaporizer for longer periods of time may help reduce the negative side effects associated with the consumption of hashish. This is especially true if you are smoking hashish in a pipe or joint since vaporized cannabis does not combust and can therefore be inhaled more easily.
- If you have been using hashish for a long time, consider switching to another method of consumption such as pure THC oil, eating hashish or using a vaporizer. These alternative methods of consumption can help reduce the negative side effects that you experience from smoking it.
- If possible, check out what others have to say about a specific variety of hashish before choosing how much to use and whether or not you need to eat more for the desired effects. This is especially important if you are using hashish for the first time.
- If you are looking to reduce your tolerance while still retaining your ability to experience desired effects, consider switching between different methods of consumption . For example, some people prefer smoking it but find that they can achieve higher levels of euphoria when they eat it or use a vaporizer. Others prefer using a vaporizer but find that they have more fun with it when they smoke it in a joint or pipe.
And lastly, have fun but know your limits! You should not have to force yourself to consume hashish if you decide that it is what you want. If you are forcing yourself, chances are you aren’t doing something right and should probably stop.
On a final note, remember that the consumption of hashish may lead to feelings of paranoia in some individuals. If this happens to you or a friend you are with, just remember that it is really nothing to be afraid of. The effects will subside once the cannabis clears your system.
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Learn About Marijuana’s Origin
This seems to be a foreign word, many of us who did not grow up in the world of drugs only knew the meaning of this word because of films and television shows on crime investigation. But marijuana is actually one of the more widely used drug these days. The more we know about it, the more chances would you have of avoiding it. Marijuana is considered as a common street term of cannabis, which refers to dried flowers of the plant Cannabis sativa L. In custom growing marijuana plants are often called weed.
Now that we have learned what marijuana really is, let us dig into its history and how it has been evolved over the course of time.
A brief background of marijuana is that it was originated in Central Asia but later spread to the United States, Western Europe, and now throughout much of the world. It can be traced back to Chinese emperor 2727 B.C.. The use during the 19th century increased not only as a recreational drug but also for medical purposes.
Marijuana was introduced to the United States during the early twentieth century and later spread following World War II.
Weed, grass or pot is decorated with leaves and seeds of this plant. The term marijuana comes from Mexican slang marihuana, which itself derives from Marigheana Spanish (Mary Jane) Cannabis Indica. It is also referred by other names such as Mary Warner, ganga among others.
Interestingly enough the drug cannabis is made from a variety of plant that grows in temperate regions throughout the world. The plant has been cultivated for several thousand years and has many different uses. Marijuana is usually smoked as a cigarette (joint) or a pipe but it can also be eaten in food.
The most active ingredient in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC that acts on cannabinoid receptors, which are widely distributed throughout the brain and body of humans. When smoked, the effects are experienced within minutes with users reporting feelings of relaxation, pleasure, increased sociability and awareness of sensory experience.
While under the influence of marijuana, a user’s short-term memory is also impaired. They can have trouble retaining information and this makes them forgetful when carrying out complex tasks. In addition, THC impairs hand eye coordination, reaction times and tracking ability with increased heart rate being associated with using it.
In spite of the negative side effects that are associated with marijuana, there is some evidence that suggests its use can provide benefits for medical conditions. According to current research, the active ingredient of cannabis helps prevent epileptic seizures and relieves chronic pain. Others include protecting the brain after a stroke (reducing infarct size) as well as increasing appetite in chemotherapy patients.
The history of marijuana is still very unclear and recent. Only more research will help us determine the full extent of its effects on human health.
The use of weed is not new. Weed has been used for medicinal purposes in many cultures around the world, and it’s only recently that its medicinal benefits have become mainstream knowledge. The legalization of recreational weed in certain states has also contributed to a general increase in awareness about weed. However, with this increased attention comes plenty of confusion and misinformation about the drug – from how much you should consume to what types are best, people can be left feeling unsure about their next step when it comes to using weed. This article will answer some of the most common questions people have about marijuana so you don’t feel like you’re going at it alone!
What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Hemp plants are grown for their oils, hemp foods, waxes, resins, fiber used in clothing. Marijuana plants are bred for their potent levels of THC to be used as a psychoactive drug. The major defining legal requirement for industrial hemp is that it must contain less than 0.3% THC. Hemp is naturally high in CBD (Cannabidiol) and has no psychoactive effects. The stickiness of the resin within hemp flowers can be used to make rope, clothing, paper, and other products.
Is smoking weed bad for you?
As with anything, the effects will vary from person to person. It depends on the strain and how it is consumed, as well as a range of other factors. We would say that smoking any kind of herb is healthier than smoking cigarettes! Weed gives your lungs a break and also reduces inflammation and smoothens your breathing.
What happens if you smoke weed?
Well, the specific effects will also depend on your physical and mental state before you smoked, but some common effects are heightened senses (especially of taste and smell), changes in visual perception, an increase in appetite (the “munchies”), relaxed muscles, increased heart rate, dry mouth, and reddening of the eyes. As you can see, some effects are similar to being drunk…
In general, weed smokers become less inhibited and more talkative than their sober counterparts. In addition, your perception of time is likely to slow down a little bit on average. However, these effects can be highly variable from person to person, depending on the strain of weed, personal metabolism, and tolerance.
How long does weed stay in your system?
This depends on the way weed is consumed. If you take edibles or smoke it, then weed can stay in your system for up to 28 days! If you eat it, the THC will be metabolized by your liver before it enters your blood; this process can take up to 4 hours. The effects of eating marijuana are usually different than smoking it, and can take longer to kick in. If you smoke weed, the effects come on more suddenly; this is because the THC enters your blood streams through your lungs and goes straight into your bloodstream. Metabolizing THC (the active component of marijuana) happens at a much faster rate than other drugs like cocaine, amphetamines or heroin. Long-term use of marijuana can cause tolerance to build up, so it may require more weed today than you smoked yesterday for the same psychological effects
Is weed addictive?
This really depends on how you define addiction. Some researchers argue that physical dependence is not necessary for a substance to be considered addictive; others argue that becoming psychologically dependent on a substance is what makes it addictive. If you are smoking weed on a daily basis or having problems controlling your usage, then this could be deemed as an addiction. Studies have shown that around 9 percent of those who use marijuana will become dependent on it at some point in their lives.
Does weed increase your chance of psychosis?
You may have heard from media or from friends that smoking weed increases your chances of going crazy, but the scientific research shows far from it! In fact, studies show that cannabis can actually reduce symptoms in schizophrenics. There has been a campaign recently to remove the stigma around cannabis and add it into the list of other medicinal drugs available for people who need it.
Is weed bad for your lungs?
Smoking anything can be harmful to your health in the long run, and marijuana is no exception in this regard. There have been some studies that show a link between smoking weed and developing lung cancer, but it’s kind of vague at best when put into context with other things. As long as you don’t smoke weed in a confined space, there isn’t much risk to your lungs.
What does weed do for the brain?
THC can increase your memory and ability to learn by increasing blood flow near the surface of the brain. In addition, marijuana has been used to successfully reduce tremors in multiple sclerosis patients.
Is weed bad for your brain?
A lot of people think that weed is harmful to their brain, but the research shows the opposite! Studies have shown that using marijuana does not negatively affect memory or IQ as some people may think. In fact, some studies even show that smoking weed on a regular basis can help with memory and protect your brain from cognitive decline as you get older.
What are strains?
There are different types of weed, called strains. The three most popular ones are Indica, Sativa and hybrids. Each strain has unique characteristics when it comes to growing them, the way they affect you when smoking them and what medical conditions they can be used for.
What is the difference between indica and sativa?
Indica and Sativa are different types of weed. Indica contains higher concentrations of CBD than THC than Sativa or hybrids do. This means that you will likely feel more relaxed after smoking an indica strain as opposed to a less potent sativa. Indica can often put you to sleep at night, but it also may make you feel more sluggish during the day. Sativa usually makes you feel more energetic, happy and creative.
What are hybrids?
Hybrids are a mix between two or more strains of weed. The combination of different characteristics from these strains will give you a unique high that you won’t get from smoking just one.
What is the difference between weed and marijuana?
The term, marijuana, can refer to either the psychoactive part of cannabis or all parts of the plant. Weed is used in reference to the leaves and flowers from the plants, whereas marijuana is used when talking about the actual drug.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or better known as CBD is the other main compound found in weed. Unlike THC, it has no psychoactive effect on people and comes with a number of benefits when used medicinally. It reduces inflammation, helps with nausea and is generally safe with little side effects.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are chemicals that act on the cannabinoid receptors in your brain. Unlike many other psychoactive drugs, THC activates these receptors instead of completely disabling them like most drugs do. This is what causes the effects of weed to be different than those of other drugs. There are over 100 cannabinoids that have been found in weed.
What is a cannabinoid receptor?
Cannabinoid receptors are the little areas around the brain where marijuana binds to and interacts with them. These receptors can be found all over the body, but it’s much easier to measure their effects on your brain functions. This has led to a lot of research on what cannabinoids can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions.
We hope that you have enjoyed reading about the most common questions related to weed. If this article has sparked any interest in learning more, then we recommend checking out our other blogs. They are packed with information about weed and the different ways it can be used.
Marijuana, or cannabis as it’s more formally known, has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. But in the past few decades there have been significant advances in understanding how this drug works and the potential benefits of its use. This article will discuss the types of medical marijuanas.
What is Medical Marijuana?
Medical marijuana is an herbal drug that has been used to treat a variety of conditions such as pain, nausea and loss of appetite. The drug is obtained from the leaves and flowering tops of the cannabis plant by use of various methods including drying and curing and extraction of oils and other compounds (Dewey).
Plants grown for recreational purposes contain high levels of the psychoactive ingredient THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that is responsible for causing a “high”. Medical marijuana production results in very low levels of THC and high levels of CBD, which is non-psychoactive chemical. The drug may be sold as dried leaves or flowers, liquids, concentrates and other forms (Kramer et al).
In the U.S., medical marijuana can be obtained by a patient from a physician who recommends its use for treatment of certain conditions such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, glaucoma and multiple sclerosis. In other countries around the world, medical marijuana is legal without a prescription and is provided to patients with a health care professional’s prescription.
Types of Medical Marijuana
There are three main types of medical marijuana products, each with different uses and applications. They are as follows:
1) Cannabis sativa
Cannabis sativa is an annual flowering plant in the Cannabaceae family, native to eastern Asia but now cultivated worldwide. There are two subspecies most often used for their fiber and seed, sativa and indica. Both have been cultivated for thousands of years for food, fiber, recreational, religious and medicinal purposes (Zamir).
Cannabis sativa is a tall plant that will need to be in a greenhouse or in a very sheltered area during the winter months when in its growing cycle. The flowers of this plant can be harvested for their THC content.
2) Cannabis Indica
This plant is a short, bushy annual that does well in much harsher conditions than Cannabis sativa. It is grown for its high CBD level and moderate to low THC content. Its flowers are also used for medicinal purposes along with its leaves and stalks (Zamir).
3) Cannabis Ruderalis
This subspecies is very short, typically less than two feet tall. It can survive cold climates and poor soil conditions. Furthermore, it doesn’t need the intense light of more potent types of cannabis since its stalks are typically harvested rather than flowers. A significant quality of this plant is that it contains very little THC and high levels of CBD. This makes it a good choice for patients seeking medical treatment without the euphoric effects typically associated with other types of marijuana (Zamir).
The different types of medical marijuanas have many uses, but each type has its own benefits. Cannabis sativa is typically grown for the psychoactive ingredients THC and CBD. This plant needs to be in a greenhouse or protected area during winter months when it’s flowering cycle begins. Cannabis indica is also used medicinally with moderate levels of THC and high levels of CBD that are not as potent as cannabis sativa products for patients seeking treatment without euphoric effects associated with other marijuana strains. Finally, cannabis ruderalis does well in cold climates and poor soil conditions due to its low level of THC content which makes it good choice for those looking for medicinal purposes without the “high” feeling often associated with higher potency marijuana plants like cannabis sativas.
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Weed Types and It’s Effect: A Beginners Guide to Cannabis World
The cannabis plant is an amazing plant that has been used for thousands of years to relieve pain, stress, and many other disorders. Cannabis use has also been linked to reducing the symptoms of cancer treatments such as nausea and vomiting. It’s no wonder that people are starting to become more aware of it!
However, there is such a thing as good weed and bad. There are many different types of cannabis that exist with each one having its own benefits and disadvantages just like other plants. If you’re interested in learning more about the different types of weed out there, take a look at this guide to learn everything you need to know!
There are 3 main types of weed:
1) Cannabis Sativa –
This type of weed can be found growing in tropical climates, normally near the equator. This plant contains high levels of THC which causes a strong psychoactive effect on users that may lead to anxiety or hallucinations. Cannabis Sativa plants are tall and thin with few leaves. The stems are often very light in color because it lacks chlorophyl, and therefore, it lacks many nutrients and cannot produce sugars through the process of photosynthesis.
Effects of Cannabis Sativa on the Body:
Marijuana, hashish, and weed are made from the dried buds of Cannabis Sativa. Other than producing a “high” feeling, this type of weed has many medical uses including:
– Relieving stress
– Promoting heart health by dilating the arteries
– Easing nausea during cancer treatments and even stimulating the appetite
2) Cannabis Indica
This type of weed is normally found growing in more northern areas including Canada and most parts of Asia. For this reason, these plants are shorter and bushier than Cannabis Sativa plants. They’re usually dark green in color with wide leaves that provide a very dense canopy to block out sunlight. This type of weed is ideal for colder climates because the leaves produce a chemical called “chlorophyll” that converts sunlight into sugars.
Effects of Cannabis Indica on the Body:
Cannabis Indica plants have high levels of CBD, which causes a relaxing and powerful body effect. The CBD in this type of weed can be used to treat a variety of conditions including:
– Inflammatory Bowel Disease(IBD) due to its anti-inflammatory effects that reduces stomach pain and cramping
– Epilepsy due to the CBD’s ability to reduce seizure activity in the brain
3) Cannabis Ruderalis
This is a type of weed that’s normally found growing in Russia and Eastern Europe. It has very little THC which causes a minimal psychoactive effect on users compared to Cannabis Sativa or Cannabis Indica plants, but it does have high levels of CBD.
Effects of Cannabis Ruderalis on the Body:
This plant has a ton of medical uses including:
– Fighting nausea
– Reducing the frequency of seizures
– Treating insomnia
So Which Type is Best?
Each type of weed has its own effects on the body, but generally, Cannabis Indica is used when you want something that’s more relaxing than Cannabis Sativa. However, if you’re looking for something that will get you more energetic, then Cannabis Sativa is probably the best type of weed for you.
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What is Hashish? : All Things You Need To Know About Hashish
Hashish is a drug that is made from the resin of Cannabis plants. This plant contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The THC in hashish produces different effects than when it is consumed as cannabis or marijuana. It is one of the most potent recreational drugs, with only two to three milligrams being enough for an adult to feel its effect. Hashish can be eaten, smoked or taken intravenously.
Hashish has been around since at least 1200 BC and has had many uses over time including in medicines, religious ceremonies and even making ropes stronger! Today there are many people who use hashish recreationally which can lead to adverse side effects like respiratory problems and addiction if not used responsibly. However you decide to consume hashish, remember to be safe!
What are the side effects of hashish?
The side effects of hashish depend on the method and amount of hashish that is consumed. The main effects include:
- Dry mouth
- Red eyes
- Increased appetite
The side effects of hashish can also depend on how much THC was consumed, the concentrations of which vary in different types of hashish. The risk for negative side effects increases when the amount of THC in hashish is greater than 15%. This can lead to stronger experiences and can result in:
The side effects listed above increase with increased doses of THC. Also keep in mind that some negative side effects appear more frequently than others and vary from person to person. These side effects don’t just go away after consuming hashish and can increase the risk for serious health complications if not addressed in an appropriate environment or if consumed excessively.
There are also many negative side effects associated with dependency to THC. These depend on the amount of THC consumed, frequency of consumption and how long you’ve been consuming it for. This includes:
- Reduced appetite
- Cognitive impairment
- Memory loss
- Sleep problems
Dependency on THC can be a very serious issue as cannabis has been known to have permanent effects on those who are dependent. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these negative side effects from consuming hashish, seek help right away!
What are the different ways to consume hashish?
Hashish can be consumed in many different forms, but there are three main methods people use today:
- Injecting (intravenously)
Eating or swallowing hashish is the most common way to consume it. This method of consumption is the least likely to cause any immediate health issues. However it can be hard to control the amount consumed if ingested in food or drink, so an excessive amount eaten could have some adverse short-term effects on your body.
Smoking hashish leads to a faster onset of its effects and leads to less negative side effects than eating/swallowing it. This is because THC enters the bloodstream and is processed by the liver before it reaches the brain when smoked. This method can be used to consume hashish with a high THC concentration, but keep in mind that the side effects may still include red eyes and dry mouth. Hashish can also be smoked through pipes or rolled into joints.
In this article, you learned what hashish is and how it can be consumed in different forms. You also learned about the side effects that come with consuming hashish which vary depending on frequency of use and method of consumption. The most common methods are eating/swalling or smoking it through a pipe or joint. Whether you’re new to hashish or have been using for years, there may come a time when your body will react negatively to THC if not used responsibly so speak up! If any negative side-effects occur from having too much THC in your system, seek help immediately by speaking with someone who has experience treating addiction issues related to cannabis dependency.
We hope these insights have helped inform your understanding of the world’s oldest drug, hashish!