Welcome to our classroom on cannabis!
We will be exploring the world of cannabis and what it means to be high on cannabis, as well as its many uses.
In addition, we’ll discuss the differences between CBD and THC, two of the main compounds found in cannabis.
Cannabis is a plant that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties.
Cannabis contains compounds known as cannabinoids which produce a range of effects when consumed.
The two most prominent cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), both of which have differing effects.
We’ll break down these individual compounds so you can understand how they affect your body differently when consuming marijuana or hemp-derived products like CBD oil or edibles.
What is the simple definition of cannabis?
Cannibas is really a plant… specifically cannibas sativa.
Cannibas sativa is believed to be native to Central Asia.
The cannabis plant family consists of a variety of species that are known for affecting the body and mind in various ways.
Cannabis sativa is a naturally occurring plant from the Cannabis Sativa species, originating from the regions of Central and South Asia.
There are three main varieties of cannabis:
Indica is known for its sedative properties and is predominately used for relaxation.
Sativa has stimulating effects and is popular among those looking to boost their energy.
Ruderalis provides lower concentrations of both active compounds and tends to be used primarily for its fast growth rate.
Despite where it comes from, cannabis can now be found across the globe in a variety of forms – dried flowers, capsules, concentrates, topicals – which each have been known to effect the body differently.
What does it mean to be high on cannabis?
To answer this question, you have to understand one thing: you don’t get high off of all cannabis plants.
There are 779 current cannabis strains that we know of.
Two of these are marijuana and hemp.
Let’s look closely at the difference and why it matters.
Yes, marijuana is a type of cannabis.
Marijuana refers to the dried leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant that are used for medicinal or recreational purposes.
Marijuana contains many compounds known as cannabinoids, including THC (the psychoactive compound responsible for getting users “high”) and CBD (a non-psychoactive compound with medical benefits).
Both indica and sativa strains contain cannabinoids, though they vary in concentrations depending on the strain.
Yes, hemp is also a type of cannabis.
Hemp is derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant and contains high amounts of CBD and low amounts of THC (0.3% of less, to be exact).
Hemp has become popular in recent years for its medicinal properties and can be used to produce a variety of products, including clothing, fuel, paper, plastics, and biodegradable materials.
Although hemp does not have psychoactive effects like marijuana does, it still contains trace amounts of THC that may produce a mild “high” if consumed in large quantities.
Is CBD and cannabis different?
CBD, cannabidiol, come from cannabis plants.
This includes marijuana and hemp plants.
CBD is different from THC in that it doesn’t make you high like marijuana does.
What is cannabis used for?
Cannabis plants and it’s products have a long and fascinating history spanning many continents and cultures.
Its use has evolved over time, with different countries choosing to focus on particular advantages of this powerful plant.
In India and Central Asian countries, its medicinal properties are highly valued, while in Japan it is used in religious ceremonies.
Other areas of the world have embraced cannabis as a recreational activity or source of spiritual enlightenment.
And while cannabis has long been used for its medicinal properties, hemp products have recently become more popular as well.
As discussed earlier, hemp is derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant and contains high amounts of CBD and low amounts of THC.
It is becoming increasingly common in many industries, such as food production, textiles, pharmaceuticals, paper manufacturing and construction.
This is because hemp has a fast growth rate, versatile product applications (such as clothing, fuel, and paper products), it is biodegradable, highly sustainable, and has an environmentally friendly production process.
Whatever the motivation, this plant has become an integral part of many cultures, with creativity driving its different uses.
How is cannabis used medicinally?
Using cannabis has been known to be beneficial to many people for medical purposes. Cannabis has seen an increasing popularity over the past few decades as its many uses become more widely accepted. Medicinally, cannabis is used to help with a number of physical and mental symptoms such as chronic pain, depression and anxiety – something many people find great relief in without the unwanted side effects that come with traditional medicine.
These are some of the forms that medicinal cannabis is found in:
– CBD oil
– Edible cannabis products
– Topicals (creams and ointments)
– Cannabinoid capsules/tablets
– Tinctures (alcohol extractions of cannabis compounds)
– Vaporizers or inhalers
– Sublingual sprays
Recent research has shown that specific cannabinoids found in cannabis can possess anti-inflammatory capabilities.
In addition to its healing properties, athletes are beginning to recognize the anti-inflammatory powers of cannabidiol (CBD) and capitalize on them.
Studies demonstrate that CBD may combat inflammation in muscles and joints, thus bolstering your performance during strenuous workouts such as running or weightlifting.
Are there any risks associated with using cannabis products?
Cannabis is a plant that has become increasingly popular in recent years, and it grows naturally in many parts of the world.
Yes, there are potential risks associated with using cannabis products, just like other consumable products we encounter every day.
It is important to be aware of what you’re putting into your body and the possible effects that it can have.
Compounds like cannabis interact differently with different people–because of that, if you decide to use cannabis products, it’s incredibly important to be mindful of how your body responds to them.
Educate yourself on the risks associated with usage, take precautionary steps for safety, and always ensure you’re getting your products from reliable sources.
How can I get started with using cannabis products like CBD safely and effectively?
If you’re interested in trying cannabis, congratulations!
The first step is to learn a bit about what it is, where it comes from, and how to use it safely and effectively.
If you are interested in CBD specifically, there are many ways to experience its therapeutic benefits.
From tinctures and edibles, to topicals and vaporizers – there is something out there that will suit your needs.
Research shows that CBD has been known to provide relief from chronic pain, depression and anxiety, as well as inflammation caused by arthritis or IBD.
It can also be used as an aid for athletes who want a natural way to reduce physical stress on their bodies during strenuous workouts.
We recommend that you find a safe and effective option from a reputable source, that fits into your lifestyle.
Thanks for reading!
Now you know a little more about cannabis, how it’s used, and some of the benefits and risks associated with using it.
If you have any questions or want to learn more, don’t hesitate to reach out – we’re happy to help!