Cannaiss Eur Tour
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Live Concert Dates for June 2018
25th Jun’18- Colorado
28th July’18- San Fransisco
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Marijuana is one of those substances that gets touted on as the safest drug on the market by its users. Is that really true that marijuana has no comparable effects to those associated with tobacco and alcohol like cancer or death? Yes. The amount of research done on this topic shows no major ill effects are observed directly in a healthy human as a result of cannabis. But what are effects of marijuana on the body?
The first thing to know about cannabis is that there are different kinds of cannabis with distinct effects. Let’s quickly see what the different types are:
- Sativa: A high THC (psychoactive component that gives you the ‘high’) strain that breeds creativity, sociability and alertness. Typically consumed during the daytime.
- Indica: A high CBD (non-psychoactive component known for pain-relief and promoting sleep) strain that gives the user relaxed and soporific effects. Typically consumed during the night to reduce insomnia and sleep apnea.
- Hybrids: A mix of Indica and Sativa due to the cross-pollination of the plants. These strains have the effect of both indica and Sativa. Modern science has made it possible to tweak the amount of THC and CBD in the plant to give specific strains that have better effects.
Known Effects of Cannabis on the Human Body
- It is known to increase the heart rate of the user for up to three hours post smoking. It is temporary but may affect people who are at risk of heart disease.
- It is known to cause coughing and increased phlegm when smoked. But these effects are nullified if cannabis is consumed in other methods like edibles.
- It can cause temporary short-term memory loss in users under 25 years of age. It is recommended to use marijuana after the brain is fully developed which happens at 25 years.
- Increased doses might increase chances of making users susceptible to paranoia and depression.
- Sativa dominant strains are known to beneficial for Chronic fatigue, Migraine and headaches, Glaucoma, Depression (in low doses), Focus and concentration and other effects.
- Indica dominant hybrids are known to be beneficial for Insomnia, Sleep apnea, Chronic pain, lack of appetite, Muscle tensions and spasms, Physical stress and anxiety (in low doses).
- Hybrids have different effects for different strains. They also are known to reduce common side effects of cannabis like couch-lock or cottonmouth.
These are some effects that marijuana have on the body but is in no way an exhaustive list. More studies need to be underway to once and for all prove cannabis is 100% safe but as it stands now and what we know now, I can say it is safe barring minor side-effects.
PS: Before consuming any kind of substance it is important to do your own research about what you want to put in it. Staying safe is always the number one goal.
It is a grave misunderstanding that all the weed out there is the same and their only purpose is to get ‘high’. There are many different kinds or strains of weed. The active ingredients in weed namely THC and CBD are widely different in different strains. This causes the effects to be experienced differently as well. Cannabis is, thus, used for different effects and this article is used to shed light on this matter and help you pick the right weed for you.
The first question you have to ask yourself is why do you want to smoke weed? Is it because you are having a hard time getting to sleep? Is it because you have heard it makes someone more creative and alert? Or is it because of its pain-relieving effects? Answering this fundamental question can narrow down the search to a type of weed most suitable for you.
- For Sleep
If your primary goal is to get to sleep then choose indica dominant hybrids. These are known for soporific or sleep-inducing effects. This strain is used to treat insomnia and sleep apnea. Another factor contributing to the drowsiness is the amount of cannabinoid, cannabinol (CBN) present in the weed. This compound is known to promote sleep and is caused by cannabis degeneration. Any strain can be left in the sun for a while and this causes THCa (turns to THC under direct heat) to turn to CBNa (turns to CBN under direct heat).
Popular strains of indica include Bubba Kush, BC God Bud, White Rhino, and Granddaddy Purple.
- For Energy
If it’s the alertness and creativity that you are after then choose Sativa strains. These strains are known for high levels of THC or the active psychoactive component in cannabis. These are great for parties as they breed conversation. They are great as a ‘pick me up’ when compared to other strains. But it is to be noted that high doses of Sativa strains especially ones with over 18 percent of THC might cause anxiety or paranoia in some individuals.
Popular strains of Sativa include Sour Diesel, Casey Jones, Golden Goat, and Lemon Skunk.
- For Reducing Pain
This is the strain of choice for people who are not in it for the euphoria associated with cannabis commonly referred to as the ‘high’. These are primarily formed using a cannabinoid called CBD which reduces inflammation and pain without the high. Though it is suggested to use a product that contains all the cannabinoids for better synergic effect, products containing only CBD in the form of oil, pills or patches are available.
Popular strain for pain relief: White Widow, Northern Lights, and Godberry.
Apart from these major functions, cannabis is also known for its effectiveness in reducing depression and improving quality of life. But it is to be noted, again, that cannabis has different effects on different individuals. Not all strains of cannabis have the same effect, so people trying the wrong strain or a higher than capable dose has increased anxiety temporarily. Therefore do your research before any substance you are going to try, including cannabis.