The Effects of Consuming Marijuana
Cannabis has been consumed for thousands and thousands of years now, and it’s anyone’s guess who the genius was that decided to smoke this marvelous plant. Whoever that was most likely noticed its nice, relaxing and pleasing effect when smoked. Today we’re going to talk about those effects; what happens when you consume marijuana or its extracts?
These plants have learnt to adapt to people, as well as people to the plants. We separate them into three sexes, male, female and hermaphrodite, and we reject them if they’re not potent enough. The plants learn from this process and evolve according to our needs, knowing that the more potent they are the more likely they are to survive for a long time.
The first people to try cannabis consumed it with the seeds and the leaves still present until they realized that the active part was actually more present in plants that weren’t pollinated due to the fact that they had more resin which is where most of the important cannabinoids are.
If two people smoke the same strain in the same quantity, they can get two completely different effects in two completely different intensities. Just like any medicine, it has dosages and it can depend on your weight, if you already smoke, if you smoke marijuana regularly, if you consume other drugs, if you’re tired or you just woke up… The one thing we’re sure of is that out of all of the drugs in the world, this one is the safest although no drug is 100% risk-free.
Some of the risks can be avoided by consuming it in another way that isn’t smoking it, like by adding it to food, vaporizing it or even with mouth sprays. With a moderate consumption there aren’t as many risks as if you’re a heavy consumer.
Marijuana is recommended to treat many different kinds of illnesses, especially those to do with muscles or nerves; there are strains that have a large quantity of specific effects and flavors. Indica strains are great for treating pain, insomnia or loss of appetite. All you need to do is a little bit of investigation to figure out which strain has the right properties for your needs to get the best medicinal weed. Strains that are predominantly sativa tend to have happier and more energizing effects, which in itself are a whole other medicinal category; because they free the mind and create happy moods, they’re extremely indicated to treat issues like depression or auto-esteem issues. Of course the strain isn’t the only determining factor in the effect it can give, it also depends on the cannabinoids in that particular strain; THC and CBD are the ones that have the most effect on our bodies. Strains with a 1:1 THC:CBD ratio offer a balanced effect, that will generally work well.
THC is one of the most sought after cannabinoids in the entire world, capable of stimulating cells in our bodies offering quite a vivid and psychoactive high. It’s often used as a muscle relaxant although many people prefer CBD due to the fact that it doesn’t give any sort of high or psychoactive experience. This cannabinoid can easily restore appetites, as well as calming nauseas and tummy aches.
CBD is a cannabinoid that’s present in some strains, and it has a pretty high quantity of medicinal uses, so more and more seed banks are beginning to specialize in these kinds of plants. It has calming, anti-inflammatory properties and it can be used to treat arthritis, depression, vomiting, nauseas and multiple sclerosis as well as many other illnesses. The last few studies done on this cannabinoid prove that they are extremely effective in fighting tumorous cancers, causing them to stop growing and spreading. It’s also capable of putting a break on degenerative brain diseases, helping the brain cells to regenerate.
Usually, medicinal marijuana is very particular and you shouldn’t go over the dose. It’s actually been proven that if you smoke one joint before bed you’ll actually sleep much more than if you smoke four or five. If you smoke more than you should, then you’ll get too overwhelmed by the effects and they won’t do what they’re supposed to do, as well as waking up feeling heavy.
We still don’t really know the long term effect this has on our body, some people say this and that, but up until the moment at which I’m writing this article, nobody has died from cannabis; not from an overdose, altered substances or long-term use. It hasn’t even been proven that cannabis can cause lung cancer like tobacco, and either way you can vaporize it. So go ahead, don’t be afraid, and grow your own plants. With a bit of luck you’ll be able to make your life easier and more comfortable.
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Author: Javier Chinesta
Translation: Ciara Murphy