Five interesting facts about Marijuana
Marijuana, also known as cannabis, has been around for centuries, but it has increased in popularity in recent decades.
Marijuana is a green cannabis plant with psychoactive properties that can be used for recreational or medicinal purposes. Many states in the U.S. have been legalizing the use of marijuana, making it increasingly popular to a point where one can order marijuana via mail in Canada.
A compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is responsible for the drug’s psychoactive effects. The THC content of the marijuana plant, which can be grown both indoors and outdoors, determines whether it is considered a fiber marijuana variant or a drug marijuana variant.
Below are five interesting facts about marijuana
- Marijuana isn’t just smoked – it can also be eaten in food, brewed as a tea, vaporized, and even applied topically. Hashish, a cannabis resin produced by drying and pressing marijuana flowers, is smoked. Hash oil is a thick, sticky oil pressed from the cannabis flower and contains anywhere between 60 percent and 70 percent THC. Marijuana-laced brownies are also famous among people who consume marijuana for their psychoactive effect. The active ingredient in marijuana can be ingested orally, as edibles, or in an edible form.
- Marijuana improves your focus, and makes you feel more relaxed. The acute effects of marijuana can last from 2 to 4 hours on average. Short-term memory can be impaired by marijuana consumption. However, the high from smoking marijuana also makes users feel more relaxed and can improve their focus.
- Marijuana increases creativity: Some people who smoke or consume marijuana have reported an increased level of creativity, as well as an increase in their ability to solve puzzles. The high from marijuana is known to induce euphoria, sometimes referred to as “the munchies.” For some marijuana users, there is a distinct increase in their appetite. Marijuana can lead to increased appetite long after the drug effects have worn off.
- Marijuana can be addictive, just like any other drug: Marijuana dependence and addiction occur when a user has psychological and physiological reliance on the drug. Marijuana dependence is often linked with tolerance, the need to take more of the drug to achieve the same effects.
Marijuana withdrawal symptoms usually occur when one is physically dependent on marijuana stops using it. However, there has never been a reported deadly overdose on THC.