Cannabis is a kind of herbal medicine, made from the Cannabis seeds. It has been cultivated by humans for centuries. It served as both food and clothing. The ancient Chinese also communicated with spirits using this. It also contains a lot of resins, which help in making chemicals. Nowadays, it has become a popular illicit drug under its alias ‘Marijuana’. Marijuana is also the most used drug that new users most likely try.
Benefits of smoking cannabis
Cannabis contains a psychoactive alkaloid, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which affects the central nervous system, the brain, and the nerves. This makes it a great drug in surgeries. Cannabis seeds extract are also swallowed or used as a spray. It is applied under the tongue as a treatment for multiple sclerosis. It can also be mixed into food, brewed as a tea, or inhaled with a vaporizer.
Many people also inhale cannabis for nausea, vomiting, and many other conditions. Some use cannabis to feel good. It is used as a ‘recreational drug’ and is either taken by mouth or inhaled as smoke. These people smoke the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds.
Cannabis makes you feel high
Cannabis contains chemicals that act on specific areas of your brain and nerve cells. The THC produced in the body can lead to the development of marijuana abuse symptoms. These include physical relaxation, increased appetite, increased heart rate, minor pain control, and sometimes even hallucinations.
Side Effects of Cannabis
Abuse of marijuana/cannabis can cause memory losses due to its effects on the brain. Short term use increases your heart rate by more than two times. It can also affect your blood glucose and pressure levels. Over a longer period, it could cause chronic bronchitis, pulmonary diseases, and an increased chance of HIV and cancer.
However, many have successfully withdrawn from cannabis abuse. People also show increased tolerance with time. Comparing its benefits and effects, with limited usage of cannabis, it is very much recommended for a lot of treatments.