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Weed or cannabis are the dried leaves or flowers that when consumed, their constituents act on the brain receptors. It can be harvested from three plant species; Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. Over 100 different cannabinoids are found in it, and the main ones are CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

They all have different effects on the body due to the ways they act on the body. People use CBD mostly for medicinal and therapeutic purposes such as sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, etc. On the other hand, THC causes a high by binding to CB1 receptors in the brain and is mainly for recreation; studies have also associated it with pain management.

As a novice, going to buy weed from a dispensary will require you to know some things about your new adventure. Here are answers to the top questions asked for best online weed dispensaries.

What are the Benefits of Cannabis?

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Marijuana has an array of uses and this has prompted its legalization in many states. The utilities include muscle pain and soreness relief, sleeping disorders like insomnia, epilepsy, anxiety, depression, and many others. 

Whether it's stress at work or post-workout muscle fatigue, consuming cannabis will meet and surpass your needs. Aside from medicinal benefits, if you want to relax and enjoy yourself, weed is your go-to friend. Cannabis indica is more relaxing and used for the former, while Cannabis sativa is suitable for the latter because of the high THC content. Sativa will give you that coveted 'head high' feeling.

What is the Best Way to Consume Weed?

Users mostly add dried leaves or flowers of their favorite strains to a bong or vaporizer. According to a research study, the use of vapers for cannabis instead of smoking is better for your lungs. Please make sure you buy legit vapers from reputable sellers.

Weed could also be added to your favorite beverages and drunk or put in food as edibles. Cannabis concentrates are also available whereby you can use oils, tinctures (suitable for micro-dosing), topical rubs and sprays (mainly cannabis oil applied to affected parts), or gummies.

What is the Legal Status of Weed?

It is essential to check your country's regulations concerning weed consumption. Medical marijuana requires obtaining a card that allows you to get a product once you go to the weed dispensary. Conditions requiring the use of medical marijuana include Parkinson's disease, Crohn's disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, etc.

Once the doctor has certified that you are indeed in need of marijuana to manage these conditions, you only need to wait for 3 – 100 days before delivery of your card. Age requirements are also considered; hence no product can be sold to users under 18 years. They need parents or legal guardians to purchase on their behalf.

What Are the Side Effects of Consuming Weed?

Effects differ from person to person with regard to their gender, age, genetics, strain consumed, amount, and mode of administration. They include increased appetite, also known as 'munchies'.

It happens as a result of the cannabinoid CBD which mediates this function through the endocannabinoid system. Others include nausea reduction, euphoria, and relaxation. These effects are more on the positive spectrum.

Adverse side effects are paranoia, short-term memory loss, fatigue, and sleepiness. They are not permanent, and with just a little sleep, food, or exercise, can be countered easily.

Can You Overdose on Weed?

Research has indeed shown that THC levels have increased over the years, from 4% in 1995 to 12% in 2014. The booming cannabis business has propagated it in that companies want to have the edge over the competition. This has resulted in grafting hybrids that are high in THC content and reduced CBD. However, it does not mean you can overdose on cannabis; you would need to consume 680 kilograms of weed in about 15 minutes, which, however much ambitious you are, is practically impossible. This is why there has never been a case of death due to cannabis overdose.

Weed abuse is prevalent though, and it often results in temporary side effects like anxiety, slow reflexes, loss of coordination, nausea, and vomiting.

Will You Pass the Drug Test after Taking Weed?

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Well, it depends on the compound being tested, it is therefore subjective to your workplace policy. THC is the most commonly tested substance, so steer clear of any products containing it. So, read the product description and study constituents thoroughly. CBD isolates and some high CBD tinctures have escaped the test, but this is not guaranteed.

Can You Become Dependent on Marijuana?

It is possible to become physically dependent on cannabis. Some users have reported withdrawal symptoms such as cravings, restlessness, irritability, insomnia, decreased appetite, and physical discomfort.

Should You take Edibles or Smoke

Smoking has a fast onset of action. This is because inhaling the smoke delivers cannabis to the bloodstream seamlessly. On the other hand, edibles have to be digested. The liver then metabolizes THC to a more potent compound; it takes 2-3 hours overall to kick in.

If you are looking for quick relief, sublingual administration of tinctures also has a fast rate of onset, between 20-25 minutes.

Conclusion

Above are popular questions and answers surrounding marijuana use. Among novices or people who want to know more about the product, they are consuming. Please buy products from reputable sources that guarantee safety and satisfaction and consult a doctor before use.

 

References

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17437626/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319475#:~:text=Their%20research%20concluded%20that%20there,can%20reduce%20pain%20and%20inflammation.

https://www.livescience.com/53644-marijuana-is-stronger-now-than-20-years-ago.html

Author's Bio: 

My name is James K Meyer. I have been an entrepreneur and passionate blogger for over a decade, during which time I have written thousands of articles on my blog and many other publications. I write about Business, Health, Technology, Automobiles, Legal, Hospitality and much more. I am also an active contributer on Entrepreneur, Forbes, NYTimes.