Everything everyone should know about Marijuana
We are going to explain the benefits & detriments of marijuana, the plant itself & the effects & the medical advantages.
Marijuana is used for many reasons by many people, please read this post with an open, non-judgmental mind.
Marijuana is a very well known plant, the legality of cannabis for medicinal or recreational use varies from country to country. It is legal or decriminalized for personal possession or medicinal use in the following countries as of 01 August 2017;
South Africa, Uruguay, The Netherlands, Argentina, Australia (Northern territory, south Australia, capital territory), Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, turkey, Ukraine, United States (9 states legal, decriminalized in 18 states and medicinal legal in 25 states) Indian reservations U.S & U.S virgin islands.
If you didn’t read every country listed, that’s understandable, there is a total of 45 countries. Here is an easy map with each countries laws. Each country has they’re own laws, please follow up if you would like to know a specific countries legality, do not assume.
The oldest written record of cannabis usage is the Greek historian reference to the central Eurasian Scythians taking cannabis steam baths back in 440 BC Classical Greeks and Romans were using cannabis, while in the Middle East, use of marijuana spread throughout the Islamic empire to North Africa. In 1545, cannabis spread to the western hemisphere where Spaniards imported it to Chile for its use as fiber. In North America, cannabis, in the form of hemp, was grown for use in rope, clothing and paper.
Cannabis is mostly used recreationally or as a medicinal drug. It may also be used for religious or spiritual purposes. Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant. The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabis can be used by smoking, vaporization, within food, tea, or as an extract. Effects is within minutes when smoked, and about 30 to 60 minutes when cooked and eaten. The effects last for between two and six hours, short term side effects may include a dry mouth, space/time awareness, change in perception, red eyes, increased hunger (munchies), feeling of euphoria/relaxation. Long term side effects are scientifically unproven due to most studies are taken with the consumption of tobacco.
✖Some cannabis strains have been bred to produce minimal levels of THC, Many plants have been selectively bred to produce a maximum of THC (cannabinoids), The leaves of Indica plants are broad and chunky, whereas sativa strains exhibit thin and pointy leaves. It should be noted, it’s not always easy to quickly identify the different species solely by their appearance, with the fact that cannabis plants are now bred to produce higher grade plants, growers breed Sativia, Indica & Ruderalis together to achieve the strain and level of THC wanted. The variation in form is primarily due to the different geographical regions in which each originate — Indicas from the mountainous regions of Asia and the Middle East and Sativas from more equatorial regions around the world.
✖Hash, is made from cannabis, while herbal cannabis is referred to as Marijuana/Weed, hash is cannabis resin. It varies in color from black to golden brown depending upon purity and variety of plant it was obtained from. It can be consumed orally or smoked, and is also vaporized, or vaped.
✖Industrial hemp products are made from cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber. The term hemp is used to name the durable soft fiber from the Cannabis plant stem. Cannabis for industrial uses is valuable in tens of thousands of commercial products, especially as fiber ranging from paper, cordage, construction material and textiles in general, to clothing. Hemp is stronger and longer-lasting than cotton. It also is a useful source of foodstuffs (hemp milk, hemp seed, hemp oil) and biofuels. Hemp has been used by many civilizations, from China to Europe (and later North America)
✖Kief is a powder, rich in trichomes, which can be sifted from the leaves and flowers of cannabis plants and either consumed in powder form or compressed to produce cakes of hashish.
✖The plant material can be mixed with a solvent and then pressed and filtered to express the oils of the plant into the solvent. Examples of solvents used in this process are cocoa butter, coconut oil, dairy butter, cooking oil, glycerine, and skin moisturizers. Depending on the solvent, these may be used in cannabis foods or applied topically.
Cannabis is used to reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, to improve appetite in people with HIV/AIDS, and to treat chronic pain, muscle spasms, neuropathic pain, multiple sclerosis, sleep and stress disorders, as well as stress relief, anxiety, inflammation, epilepsy, seizures (in dogs too!), rheumatoid arthritis, and glaucoma.
One of the best things to understand about cannabis as a modern medicine is that you no longer have to smoke cannabis or ingest a food/liquid, like traditional modern medicine, cannabis can be precisely dosed in different forms.
Cannabis effects everyone differently. Different strains and methods of consumption give users different effects. And new users generally feel different effects than more experienced users.
Consuming too much cannabis will likely lead to a few unpleasant hours, however, unlike other commonly prescribed medicine for treating pain and other conditions, it is highly unlikely that a healthy individual would experience a lethal reaction from over-consuming cannabis. This fact is principally because the cannabinoid receptors, unlike opioid receptors, are not located in the brain stem areas that control respiration and cardiovascular function. In the nearly 5,000 years that cannabis has been used by tens of millions of people for both medicinal and recreational purposes, there has not been one credible documented case of someone fatally overdosing on cannabis.
※We hope to believe Marijuana will be legalized medicinally in more countries in the future, with experience of using the plant recreationally and medicinally, we believe it to have positive effects on us and known individuals. This page has been made to gain awareness to people who currently use marijuana, so they are educated on the plant, for people who would like to know more than your stereotype of a ‘stoner’ and for people who are stuck in the illusion of it being a gate-way drug.※
If you would like to know more on this subject there is a documentary called The culture high we recommend.