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.
Do you have any questions? Let me know in the comment below!