What is marijuana?
Marijuana is a plant, also known as Cannabis sativa, that produces an oil consisting of over 400 chemicals. The primary substance responsible for mind-altering effects of marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). Hashish oil and hash oil are considered to be more potent than marijuana. It is available on Ice kream shop.
Marijuana comes from the same family (cannabis) as opium and hashish. Hashish is the result of the resin glands on the tops of marijuana plants. Cannabis is grown for hemp, but you can extract hashish from it by removing these glands. Marijuana is prepared from the leaves and flowering tops of cannabis. The resin in these parts contains much more THC than other parts of the cannabis plant. People use an extractor to create buds that are pure THC for smoking or eating marijuana. Hashish is also smoked, but this may be more harmful to your lungs than smoking dried marijuana flowers.
One of the myths about Marijuana is that Marijuana contains over 480 chemicals, but that is false! The plant has over 480 different compounds in it. In fact, there are 61 compounds that are unique to the plant genus Cannabis. About 200 have been studied and documented as belonging to Cannabis (called phytocannabinoids). In addition, there are other basic components in a marijuana plant such as fat and protein. But what most people think of when they hear marijuana is its more than 100 known cannabinoids. And so we are back to my previous question with regards to how many cannabinoids do marijuana plants contain?
When you smoke marijuana, THC quickly passes from the lungs into the bloodstream. Unlike with most other drugs, it doesn’t go through your stomach first. The blood takes the THC to the brain, where it affects other chemicals and nerve cells. This causes the ‘high’ that users feel. About 9 out of 10 effects of marijuana will be gone in 3 hours or less. Heroin can last 6-8 hours and cocaine 2-4 hours.
Have you ever wanted to get high but had a couple of questions? What is marijuana anyway? Will I get stoned? Is it safe? Is marijuana legal where I live? When will it kick in and how long does weed last in my blood or urine? Does weed show up on a drug test? These are just a few of the many questions that went through my head when I first tried marijuana. The truth about marijuana is that there’s still a lot we don’t know about this alternative medication.
The world of marijuana is opening up. I want to show you how you too can learn more about this plant so good that a whole lot of countries, twenty-nine states to be exact, and District of Columbia, have legalized medical marijuana, eight states and D.C. have legalized recreational use, and two states have also legalized the use of recreational marijuana with a doctor’s certification.