By: Christina Matthews
History of Cannabis
The history of the use of marijuana for medical purposes is much more ancient than the legislation of those countries where it is prohibited. Healers of India and the Middle East in the 18th century BC used cannabis as an anesthetic, anticonvulsant, and antiemetic.
Since January 2018, the use of marijuana has been completely legalized in California, a total of 29 US states are on the waiting list, where “YES” was told to marijuana. The scientifically proven therapeutic effects of hemp oil and the legalization of marijuana have led to the emergence of a variety of uses; from anti-mosquito sticks to chocolate candies with hemp in the composition.
1) Medicinal Cannabis
The British colonialists of India in the middle of the 19th century quickly realized that such an effective medicine should not be ignored. Army surgeons actively prescribed marijuana for the treatment of muscle spasms, epilepsy, and rheumatism, because, over time, it has spread widely in Britain and the United States. Today, medical use of cannabis is permitted in 23 states in the United States and Israel. And although his legal status is quite precarious, and full-fledged clinical research is still not enough, you can make a list of the potential benefits of using this psychoactive drug and smoking of weed vaporizer (see it here). Nowadays medical marijuana is not a drug that can be bought on the street and which can be improperly grown, mixed with another substance, or even prove to be fake marijuana.
What can medical marijuana help? With the help of marijuana, they help alleviate the patient’s condition in cases of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, general pain, anxiety, eating disorders, glaucoma, and so on.
Application to the skin: Massaging lotions, creams and ointments may relieve the condition, for example, in case of pain in muscles and arthritis. When using them, the consumer only acts on a specific painful area, and not on the entire body and local application through the skin does not produce a specific intoxicating effect, often associated with cannabis.
2) Smoking Cannabis
The most negative effects of the use of marijuana overtake us in the process of regular smoking. Burning the cones is the easiest and quickest way to reach the required temperature to release the active compounds of cannabis and then deliver them to the body through inhalation. The inconvenient fact here is that in doing so, we cause significant damage to the respiratory system.
The smoke contains dangerous carcinogens and other destructive compounds that, when smoked, pass through the bronchial tree directly into the lungs.
The general classification identifies three types of cannabis: hemp (Sativa), Indian hemp (indica) and weed (Ruderalis). Most modern varieties are hybrids, a set of genes (genotype) of which are genes of these species.
Sativa – Spreading tall plant with narrow leaves and elongated buds. The effect when used is described as “high” – it affects the thinking and perception more, stimulates physical activity. Excellent for use during the day.
Indica – Squat bush with large, closely spaced leaves. It has an intense stone effect: it immobilizes and relaxes, develops creativity. More suitable for evening use.
Ruderalis – Wild hemp or just wild. A small plant with rare small leaves. Practically does not contain THC, but it can also unlock the psychoactive potential.
THC, depending on the form of staff based on it, can be smoked, evaporated with the help of marijuana vaporizer, eaten, drunk and even taken in the form of tablets or capsules.
For effective evaporation, suitable extracts, and hashish, and even ordinary bumps. Modern vaporizers are good for this.
You can smoke in many ways: twist joints and blantes, use a pipe or a bong.
All this means that with the help of an evaporator, cannabinoids contained in marijuana can be released with the same success as with the help of burning without receiving a dose of carcinogens.
Instead of burning, a cannabis vaporizer heats the initial product to a boiling state, and steam is released.
The main difference here is that with regular smoking, cannabis lovers put themselves at risk associated with the use of harmful products of combustion. If you prefer roll-ups, the situation is aggravated by the fact that the process of burning paper releases additional carcinogens. Of course, marijuana can be added to food, and this method of psychoactive influence is even more powerful than smoking, but in terms of the combination of parameters – the speed of delivery of substances and the effects on health – the herbal vaporizer will always benefit.
3) Cannabis in Cosmetology
The beauty industry has also picked up this trend. It is no secret that hundreds of years ago, hemp seed oil was used to heal and moisturize the skin. Last year on the cosmetics market there are regularly new items, where hemp is the main active ingredient. And this trend continues to gain popularity. It is not difficult to meet him – body balms, oils, bath salts, hand creams, face care – means a promise to improve skin condition and relieve pain locally.
4) Cannabis Drops & Sprays
Drops or oral sprays help to control the dosage of the drug being taken strictly. After installation under the tongue, the substance is absorbed by the saliva and tissues. The effect of this application is not as fast as when smoking and evaporation, but more economical, especially if there is a need for small doses.
5) Cannabis Edibles
It all started with the creation of The Stoner’s Cookbook. The main goal is to raise funds for the creation of such a book (“Herb“). Now the ideas are already $ 12 thousand. Just as much, and it is instantly transferred to the polygraph, printed and enters into circulation. In Colorado and Washington marijuana is already legalized. But Denver and Seattle today are generally turned into the center of cooking based on weed. Why not spread their idea to all the states? Moreover, the book is not just another culinary aid for housewives but 200+ most unusual recipes, illustrations, beautiful photos and much more.
In conclusion, we’d like to say, that in all cases you need to think carefully about all your actions and their consequences.
About the author:
Christina Matthews is a journalist who investigates the latest breaking news in the health industry. Now she studies the role of cannabis in people’s lives and its influence on their health.