You want to start in the world of Cannabis. I bring you a quick guide created especially for you.
Many names have been given to this plant through the ages, Cannabis, weed, marijuana, ganja, pot, etc. I’m gonna call it Cannabis. And surely even if you have not consumed you have heard of it. But surely if you are here there is an interest in learning a little more about her.
What is it? What are the effects? What types of Cannabis are there? These are the questions i´m going to answer in this Cannadictiva article. Let’s start with the first thing.
What is Cannabis?
Cannabis refers to a group of plants with psychoactive properties. When these plants are harvested and dried and processed it is known as Cannabis.
What is cannabis made of?
It is composed of 120 components known as Cannabinoids, let’s sit in the two most important: CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC(tetrahydrocannabinol)
Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-intoxicating chemical component found in cannabis.It has many medicinal and recreational benefits:
What is CBD?
- anti-nausea and antiemetic
- cravings reducer for heroin, cocaine and alcohol
What is THC?
Δ-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol known as THC this is the psychoactive component found in Cannabis with both medicinal and recreational properties:
- Muscle relaxant
- Antiemetic and anti nausea
- Orexigenic (appetite stimulation)
- Reducer of the craving for cocaine, heroin, alcohol and other drugs
Now we will talk about the types of Cannabis that exist.
Cannabis are divided into 3 families: Cannabis indica, Cannabis Sativa and Hybrid Cannabis. The variations of these are known as strains.
The differences are several and I will explain very easily, first we go to the leaves.
The cannabis sativa leaf consists of 7 elongated leaves and not so thick, in terms of its color it is a green Sure. The indica cannabis leaf consists of the same as the 7-leaf sativa and these are fatter and less elongated. Another difference is its size. The Cannabis Sativa tree is characterized by growing a lot, whereas the Cannabis indica tree is much small.
Going through the visual, we come to their differences in terms of the effect it causes. Cannabis Indica is known to produce powerful sedative effects. These, due to their sedative properties, are more recommended for use at night.
On the other hand, Cannabis Sativa usually produces active effects. Ideal to stay active and remain productive, for this reason it is recommended to consume during the day.
Finally, Hybrid cannabis is a mixture between the two previous great families modified to take the best of both worlds in one, this can have both the cerebral effects of sativa and the physical effects of indica.