Cannabis is a popular drug among youngsters which is derived from a Indian hemp plants. The main active chemical which is found in cannabis is THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is responsible for all the effects of cannabis. Cannabis is proven to be a depressant drug. A depressant drug do not necessarily makes a person feel low or depressed. It just slows down the activity of the central nervous system and fetching of messages between the brain and the body. Large doses of Cannabis can also cause hallucinogenic effects.
While Cannabis got big range of effects on the body. Generally it was used for entertainment, spiritual or for the fulfilment of cultural beliefs. But now-a-days it is being used for medical purpose as well. Proving it to be a Magic Herb. In India, it’s not about its calming effects only, but it’s also connected to cultural beliefs hidden under the curtain of Taboo. Marijuana is illegal in India, but it has deep routes connected to the ancient times. In Hinduism, God Shivaya is stated as one of the greatest Cannabis user. Shiva is one of the Hindu religion’s Prime trio of Gods. According to ancient texts, Shiva used to smoke marijuana before mediation which enabled him to relax and focus. Shiva followers often try to mimic him also by consuming cannabis before doing meditation.
Types of MarijuanaThere are two types of Cannabis. Defined as Sativa and Indica. Since 18th century, the plant of Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa have been found. Cannabis Hybrid was introduced later. Mixing of different seeds from different geographical locations around the world results in the production of Cannabis Hybrid.
Cannabis IndicaMorphology: Cannabis Indica is short and bushy in nature. Its plantation is suitable for indoor gardens. Geographical Origin: Cannabis Indica needs specific climatic conditions which can be created artificially as well. The area between 30 to 50 degrees latitude is defined as the most suitable for this type of Cannabis. Effects on the body: Cannabis Indica has wide range of effects on the body. THC activates pleasure centers in the brain which releases Dopamine. In results it makes the consumer much lightheaded, happy and relaxed. Basically, it has sedating and relaxing effects on the body. Symptom Relief: As it is proved as a magic herb. It relieves many symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, pain, muscle spasm and much more. Types of Cannabis Indica: Grape Ape, Grand daddy Purple, Northern Lights.
Cannabis SativaMorphology: Cannabis Sativa is tall and thin in nature. It is most suitable for outdoor gardens. Geographical Origin: As it is very hard to create artificial climatic conditions in outdoor gardens, it is only found in the area between 0 and 30 degrees latitude. Effects on the body: Consumption of Cannabis Sativa is tend to be uplifting. Which makes you creative and cerebrally-focused effects. Symptom Relief: This herb relieves symptoms of Depression, ADD, Fatigue, mood disorders and much more. Types of Cannabis Indica: Sour Diesel, Jack Herer, Lemon Haze.
Weed is always a good thing?Everyone’s body reacts to Marijuana differently. As everything in nature is good but if consumed in a limited amount. If weed is taken in heavy unusual amount it can cause impairment of attention, memory and perception temporarily. Your sense of time may become distorted due to Marijuana’s effect on altering blood flow to cerebellum. Marijuana or Cannabis has number of health effects as well:
- Marijuana activates hypothalmus which can increase your appetite.
- Altered peripheral vision is a common effect.
- Eyes can become bloodshot as the blood vessels get expanded.
- Endocannabinoid Anandamide in Marijuana can lower men’s sperm count.
- Heart rate may increase by 20-50 beats per minute.