Some Basic Facts Of Marijuana and Cannabis

Posted by Digital_Zone on February 24th, 2021

Marijuana doesn't have specific drug class, but legally it is known as a Schedule 1 Narcotic by the DEA. This implies it's defined as having a high prospect of abuse and no accepted medical use. Multiple states (15 now including Arizona since the latest), disagree with this particular and have laws on the books legalizing marijuana for medicinal usage.

Low grade marijuana contains 1 to 3 percent delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that is what is typically sold recreationally. THC is widely known as the most active psychoactive agent in marijuana. Top quality marijuana known as sinsemilla contains 7 to 8 percent THC and hashish is between 7 and 20 percent. Probably the most concentrated kind of marijuana is hash oil which can contain up to 70% THC!

Common terms for marijuana include: reefer, pot, herb, ganja, grass, old man, blanche, weed, sinsemilla, bhang, hash, tar, hashish, hash oil, chronic, and dagga.

How one feels: People's experience with smoking marijuana will change greatly between individuals. Usually one experiences, relaxation and mood elevation within minutes and in regards to a half hour later sedation and drowsiness. Periods of contemplative silence tend to be interspersed with hilarity.

Eating marijuana, whether as high-grade or hashish, takes much longer for the effects to begin. There is a higher tendency for a hallucinogenic response.

Learning and memory function may be affected for a prolonged time frame even with another effects wear off. It takes quite a little while for mental performance to eliminate marijuana (and its metabolites), so cognitive function may be affected for over a day after smoking or ingesting one dose.

Lethal overdose with marijuana has not been reported. Huge dose may result in a person feeling fearful or anxious. Although an overdose has not been seen, it does affect judgment and complex coordination. Hence the greatest concern with marijuana is affected driving skills, hence accidents, and/or dangerous mistakes in judgment.

Marijuana does increase heartrate and places greater workload on the heart. So there could be interactions with heart or blood pressure medications, but lots of research needs to be achieved to elucidate the specifics. There's been one study showing marijuana together with cocaine can cause fatal heart problems.

The cannabis plant accounts for all the psychoactive properties of marijuana. Tetra-hydro-cannabinol (THC) has been reportedly within internal organs of an Egyptian mummy from 950 BC. By the 1840's, marijuana had been used frequently to improve creativity by artists and intellectuals in France.

The original European explorers brought hemp to America for production of rope and cloth. It wasn't until the early 20th Century that marijuana begun to impact American society directly.

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