Cannabis 101 – All you need to know on Cannabis and Weed

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is the psychoactive part from the Cannabis plant used for medical or recreational purposes. The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 65 other cannabinoids. Cannabis can be used by smoking, vaporizing, within food, or as an extract.

Close up of cannabis plant and leaves, Cannabaceae, being grown commercially.

Cannabis has mental and physical effects such as creating a “high” or “stoned” feeling, a general change in perception, heightened mood, and an increase in appetite. Short-term side effects may include a decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, red eyes, and feelings of paranoia or anxiety.

Cannabis should be used with care as it can affect people differently, for example, Cannabis use is not recommended for pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding.

Cannabis is illegal in most countries. However, its legal status varies from country to country and it is often used illegally. In some places, the possession of cannabis may result in a prison sentence, although penalties vary widely depending on the jurisdiction.

Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. In ancient China, it was used to treat various conditions such as gout, malaria, and rheumatism. In India, it was used to relieve pain and inflammation.

Is Cannabis a drug?

The answer to this question is not as straightforward as it may seem. The term “drug” can be defined in a variety of ways, and the definition often depends on the context in which it is used. In general, however, a drug is a substance that has a physiological effect when ingested or smoked. Cannabis is a drug in this sense, as it can alter the state of mind and body when consumed.

The argument amongst the cannabis community is that Cannabis is just a plant, and should not be classified as a drug.

Who smokes weed?

There is no definitive answer to this question, as it depends on the individual. Weed is most commonly used by young people. A survey in the United States found that 42 percent of people aged 18 to 25 had used marijuana in the past year, making it the most commonly used ‘illicit drug’ in this age group. Cannabis is often used to relieve stress and anxiety. It can also help to improve mood and increase appetite.

There are a number of reasons why older people may use cannabis. Some people may use it to relieve pain, as it can be an effective analgesic. Others may use it to improve sleep or to ease the symptoms of conditions such as arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.

How do I smoke weed?

There is no one way to smoke weed, as people can consume it in a variety of ways. The most common way to smoke weed is to roll it into a joint and smoke it like a cigarette. People can also use pipes, bongs, or bubblers to smoke weed. For help in smoking weed check out our smoking tips for more info on how to get high the most efficient way with the resources available to you.

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