Things you should know about Cannabis
Cannabis, which is also known as marijuana or weed, is a plant and is commonly used as a drug. Marijuana is a hallucinogen, which means that it is a drug that distorts how a person sees the environment that they are in. Someone under the influence of cannabis can be prone to experiencing hallucinations and having everything around them seem to be more colorful and interesting. After a person has consumed the drug, it is likely that the effects of the cannabis will start to take place minutes after. The users heart rate will begin to pick up and the ‘dreamy’, hallucinogenic effects will usually begin to kick in around 30 minutes later. The hallucinations, colorful visions, heightened hearing and awareness of your surroundings are a part of the short-term effects of marijuana, and usually wear off within 2 or 3 hours. However, the effects could linger around for a longer time depending on how much a person has taken and how much THC was present in the cannabis. The long-term effects of cannabis can consist of your body developing a tolerance to the drug, that is only if you consume the drug on a regular basis.
The effects of Cannabis
Cannabis can have different effects and it varies to each person. The majority of people experience a relaxing feeling and tend to go very mellow. This is because the drug relaxes the persons muscles. However, this can lead to a consumer feeling sleepy and lethargic or just completely lacking energy. Although, it can have the complete reverse effect for some other people, some people tend to have lots of energy and become very talkative and giggly. It is also not uncommon for a person to become hungry all of a sudden, this is commonly known as getting the ‘munchies’. Marijuana also can heighten your senses, making noises seem louder and lights seem brighter. It can make you become very aware of what is around you. A lot of the time, colors can look more intense too. It is common to feel as if time is slowing down and a person who is under the influence of cannabis may not have any concept of time.
Cannabis can have other affects too which are probably more unwanted. Some people can suffer from feeling faint or feeling nauseated, some people can suffer from vomiting as their bodies can have an adverse and negative reaction to the drug. It can affect some peoples memory, under the influence of marijuana it is not uncommon to experience memory loss or struggling to remember certain things.
Some people can have increased anxiety and feel paranoid or confused. More vulnerable people who suffer from anxiety prior to being under the influence of the drug can experience panic attacks and severe hallucinations. These effects, however, are more commonly experienced with the use of stronger forms of cannabis such as sinsemilla and skunk.
How do you use Cannabis…
Cannabis is often used to treat diseases or used to decrease a patients symptoms. It is most commonly used for people who have problems with there back and neck, as the drug relaxes a patients muscles which will numb the pain for them slightly. Cancer patients often use the drug too to ease any nausea and pain that is brought on by chemotherapy. Many patients of glaucoma, which is an eye disease in which the optic nerve is damaged, are prescribed cannabis by doctors to help relax their muscles. The use of cannabis as actual medicine has not been scientifically tested yet due to federal regulations, but many people have made claims that is does help with muscle pain and to also dull their symptoms.
Cannabis is often consumed at parties and other informal social gatherings because of the effect that is has on the body. As cannabis is a hallucinogen, it distorts and alters the way that a person perceives their environment. It is often that under the influence of the drug, a person will see colors a lot more vibrantly and intensely, lights will seem brighter, sounds will seem louder and music will seemingly sound better too. The drug can also make people a lot more talkative, giggly and confident, which is similar to the effects that alcohol can have on some people. However, marijuana is not just used recreationally for parties, some people like to use it to help them de-stress and relax. The drug can make a person feel tired and fatigued.
The plant cannabis can be sacred in some religions. The drug is usually used for meditation purposes, due to it being very relaxing and calming. The earliest known reports of a religion using cannabis as a sacred herb were written around about 2000 BCE in Nepal and India.