What You Didn’t Know About Cannabis

Cannabis is one of the oldest plants known to humankind. It has been used for many different purposes over the years, with its medicinal properties being just one of them, which is now we call medical cannabis. In fact, we can also find different records of cannabis being used as a food source and an ingredient in various drinks in cultures across the world. 

However, it wasn’t until recently that cannabis use became so widespread and popular. There are plenty of people who know about cannabis and its benefits, but not everyone is aware of the various types (strains) available or their effects on our bodies. It is such a commonly used word associated with ‘weed’, not everyone understands what exactly is cannabis and how it should be used to get its benefits.

How Does Cannabis Benefit Our Body?

Cannabis is a plant that contains more than 100 chemical compounds, most of which are cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are found in the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant and they have many different effects on our bodies. 

The main two cannabinoids that affect us are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). You might know THC from the controversy surrounding cannabis, but most people don’t realize that CBD is actually more prevalent in the cannabis plant. 

CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that can be used to treat pain, other various ailments and conditions such as inflammation, pain, anxiety, and even skin problems like acne. THC, however, is a psychoactive cannabinoid that is responsible for the ‘high’ associated with cannabis use.

Different Types Of Cannabis With Different Effects

As mentioned above, cannabis can be bred to contain higher amounts of THC. While there are some plants that contain high amounts of THC and are used for medicinal purposes for it’s health effects. Other plants contain less THC and are not suitable for medical use. 

There are different types of cannabis, each with different effects. While each type has its own characteristics, the main difference between strains is their THC and CBD levels: 

Indica: This type of cannabis is often described as more relaxing than the more widely used sativa strains. It is also known for its ability to relieve pain, insomnia, and anxiety. 

Sativa: The plant cannabis sativa is often more energizing than indica strains and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. 

Hybrid: This type of cannabis is a combination of both indica and sativa strains, with the qualities of each. These strains can often be used for medical marijuana and recreational purposes.

Smoking Isn’t The Only Way To Enjoy The Benefits

The high THC content in marijuana, most people believe that smoking the plant is the only way to benefit from its medicinal properties. However, it is actually possible to harness the benefits without actually smoking cannabis. 

There are many ways to consume cannabis, including edibles and tinctures. Edibles, such as gummies and chocolate bars, are an excellent way to consume cannabis because they do not have the negative side effects that smoking does.

Tinctures are another great way to consume cannabis because they are easy to take and go quickly into the bloodstream. In addition, tinctures are very easy to make at home with some coconut oil, cannabis oil, and a jar.

Conclusion

Cannabis has a long and varied history, but we are only just beginning to understand how powerful its recreational and medicinal purposes are. While it has been around for thousands of years, we are just beginning to understand its potential for good. With legalization happening in many countries across the world, cannabis smoking or other forms is becoming more and more common. 

This means that more people are able to experience its benefits and see how amazing it is as a drug. If you have ever been curious about cannabis but have been unsure of where to start, now is the time to learn more. With this article now you know a little more about cannabis.

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