When it comes to cannabis, it acts as both a recreational and medicinal drug. It comes from the dried flowering tops, stem, leaves, and seeds of the cannabis Sativa plant. For any purpose, you can purchase it from a cannabis dispensary. However, the legal status of medical and recreational cannabis varies from state to state. People should check either it is legal or not before purchasing. In many recreational and medical drugs, dried leaves, seed oil, and other parts of the cannabis plant are used. It offers a pleasant effect and soothes the conditions such as chronic pains.
Ways to use it:
Several ways are present to use this product. Some include
- Smoking or vaping
- Eating as a raw
- Brewing in tea
- Cooked foods
- Baked food such as candies and brownies
- Topical treatment
- Capsules or supplements
Many ingredients present in cannabis are psychoactive, while others are not. The potency and balance of the ingredients can vary. Thus, it depends on how the manufacturer grows and processes it.
What are CBD and THC?
In cannabis, 120 active ingredients are present. The most abundant are the cannabinoid CBD and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol THC. Some CBD has a psychoactive and euphoric effect. However, THC produces both of the effects. It plays a major role in making the person high. CBD is present in many forms, such as
- Oil for applying on skin
- Capsules as a supplement
- Gummy candies
Many types of research have been conducted to examine the CBD and THC effect. However, scientists are focusing on the CBD effect because it is less harmful and doesn’t make the person high.
When it comes to cannabis, it has different ways of consumption.
Smoking or inhaling:
When you smoke or inhale the cannabis, sense elation starts within minutes and goes to peak after 10-30 minutes. The feeling remains for 2 hours and then fades away.
When a person consumes products through the mouth, he might feel the effects within an hour. Later the sensation goes to peak within an hour. The feeling remains for 2.5 to 3.5 hours. However, it depends on the edible type and its effect. Some candies are hard to kick, while others show the effect within minutes.
Another way to consume cannabis is the transdermal patches. These patches allow the active ingredients and other compounds to enter the body for a longer period. The infusion benefits the people and treats the pain and inflammation.
Working of CBD:
Our body naturally produces cannabinoids through the endocannabinoid system. They work in similar ways as neurotransmitters and send a message through the nervous system. The neurotransmitters affect the brain areas that play a role in memories, thinking, concentration, movements, perception, and pleasures. The receptor that contributes to CBD reacts to THC as well. In this way, it disrupts normal functioning. THC affects the brain that controls the following features,
- Balance, coordination, and posture
- Memory and attention
- Reaction time
Due to these effects, a person shouldn’t drive or operate heavy machinery. Also, they should avoid physical activities.