In recent years, many people have started to realize that cannabis has a lot more benefits than just being the gateway drug to harder drugs. Although it has the same physical and psychological effects of other drugs, it has none of the harmful social effects. In fact, cannabis is highly popular with teenagers and adults alike because it’s great for relieving anxiety and depression, and also acts as a stress buster. Plus, it can make you creative and invigorated. Here are some benefits of cannabis that are not commonly known.
First of all, most people associate smoking cannabis with smoking bud, which is simply untrue. The truth is, cannabis comes in three forms – dried leaves, resin and oils. Some of these forms have more active ingredients than others. For example, oil is significantly less potent than dry leaves and most people find it difficult to smoke the latter. But when you smoke the dried leaves, you get a better experience and are able to inhale deeper into your lungs than any other way.
Secondly, there are over 40 different strains of cannabis, each designated by the chemical composition of the plant (herein referred to as the cannabis plant). Each type of cannabis has a unique set of chemicals, called “the cannabinoids”, that cause different physical and psychological effects in the body. Two of the most common, and most potent, are THC and CBD. But there are several others, including cannabinol (cannabidiol), delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (dht), phellandrene (Phyllanthus niruri) and the lesser-known but still highly potent psychoactive metabolite of delta-7-stereo-trans-touring (THC-A).
When you use cannabis, one of its key chemicals is cannabidiol or CBD, which has a powerful effect on the human brain and central nervous system. This reduces the impact of the euphoric high experienced at the beginning of the cannabis experience. But it also makes you less sensitive to the “ravings” that occur when you reach your peak. This is why some people don’t seem to have any “nose” or “gut” problems when ingesting cannabis. The reason for this is because they have no impact on the senses like we do. It’s much more difficult for people to feel “high” after they consume marijuana because its action on the body causes receptors in our bodies to become sensitized.
If you want to ingest some amount of CBD, whether for medicinal purposes or recreational use, then the safest way is to grow your own cannabis plants from seed. Growing cannabis from seed is very difficult and expensive, so many people choose to buy “bundles” of cannabis that contain small amounts of CBD. But if you don’t want to invest a lot of time and money into growing your own cannabis plants, then consider purchasing an “enthusiastic user package” of standardized cannabis from a reputable online distributor. Bundles of CBD are usually sold in bulk quantities for less than ten dollars per ounce, making them affordable for almost anyone.
If you decide to take advantage of the medicinal benefits of cannabis, or if you are just considering the positives of its overall health benefits, then you should also take a close look at the potential side-effects associated with cannabis use. There are both negative and positive effects associated with cannabis use, including the fact that it can lead to increased appetite, loss of appetite, headaches, anxiety, sleep disorders and mood swings. But did you know that cannabis can also lead to “weed phobia” in certain individuals? Those who are afraid of the drug’s psychotropic side-effects might find that they become excessively afraid of even the smallest amounts. Some people might even go so far as to completely exclude cannabis from their social circles.