Cannabis also is known as weed, pot or marijuana is a plant that is mostly used as a recreational ‘party drug’ and for medicinal purposes. It is used when the leaves, flower tops, stems, and seeds are dried for medicinal purposes and recreational. For both medical and recreation purposes cannabis is not legal in every state. If you’re considering purchasing or consuming cannabis it is advisable to check whether it is legal or not in your state. Even though cannabis is natural it has extremely strong impacts both positive and negative on the human body.
How Cannabis can be Consumed
- By vaping or puffing it.
- By fermenting it and taking it as a tea.
- By eating it as edibles, like sweets, brownies, or cookies.
- By consuming it raw.
- By putting it on as tropical medicine.
- By consuming it as supplements or capsules.
End Results of Cannabis
Some of the components in cannabis are mind-altering and others aren’t. The balance of the components differs depending on the purpose it is meant to serve. Below are some shortlisted beneficial results of cannabis.
- It gives a sense of relaxation. It can be used when one is extremely anxious and nervous to help relax.
- It can be used when one has giddiness.
- When one is experiencing low appetite it helps increase appetite.
- It can be used to help focus better and help one be more creative.
It also has some negative results that may include the following:
- It can change the view of your events and time.
- It can change your way of doing things and thinking.
- It can cause anxiety and a delay in your reaction time.
- It can bring about paranoia, increased heart rate, and decreased blood pressure.
- It can cause lethargy and nausea.
Why Cannabis is Illegal in some countries in the World
- Democracy in public policy. If a substance is banned for a short time we can consider it to be unstable. But if it has been banned for a long time then it is very difficult to approve it. In many countries, due to the negative effects of cannabis, it has been banned for centuries.
- Unbelievable advocacy. Seldomly does an advocate for cannabis legalization make a compelling case. They mostly argue that it cures diseases and promotes creativity, a closer relationship with God, moral progress, and open-mindedness. For people who don’t use it, it is too good to be true and unrealistic mainly because most cannabis users don’t replicate the same.
- It is addictive. Cannabis is considered as a schedule one drug, therefore, assumed to be very addictive with a high possibility for abuse.
- Unpopular lifestyles. Although people from all walks of life and ages use cannabis it has been associated with ‘stoners’ ( people who are not doing anything particularly with their lives). This stereotype has made it difficult for lawmakers to legalize cannabis.
- Lack of a justifiable medical use. Cannabis is considered to have great medical benefits ranging from cancer to glaucoma but has not yet been accepted. Legalization advocates are looking to highlight the impact it has given to ailing users, unlike other legalized addictive drugs.
In conclusion, it is important to know the legalization status of cannabis before visiting a state if you are intending to consume or purchase.