How Much Do You Really Know About Marijuana

Marijuana is the most controversial and prolonged debate topics that have been in the news for over decades. The use of marijuana has been considered as illegal for a long time; however, the attitude of people towards marijuana use has gradually become casual over the past years. In the quest to put an end to this argument, researchers and studies have brought some amazing marijuana facts to light.

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Marijuana is a product of the Cannabis sativa hemp plant. There are three subspecies of cannabis plants namely Cannabis sativa, Cannabis sativa indica, and Cannabis sativa Ruderalis. However, cannabis sativa indica is the most common strain used for producing skunk, hash, kif, or marijuana.

The key components of marijuana are THC delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol and CBD Cannabinol. It is supposed that marijuana contains around 400 chemical compounds including THC. The active ingredient of marijuana, THC, is also available in the synthetic form, which is commonly known as Marinol. The influence of marijuana on the users depends upon the amount of THC content in the product.

When a person smokes cannabis, the THC acts on the cannabinoid receptors in the brain and affects memory, concentration, the perception of time, and movement. The effects of THC usually last for up to three to four hours.

Some amazing cannabis facts

Cannabis costs between $85 and $210 anywhere across the globe depending upon quantity. Studies conducted at the Beckley Foundation say that cannabis smoking has minimal negative effects on lungs when compared to smoking cigarettes.

Cannabis has been in use from the ancient Mesolithic period (from around 10,000 B.C.). Indian traditions say that cannabis is a gift from gods to enhance delight, courage, and sexual mood, while some of the traditional pictures also feature Indian gods smoking marijuana.

Cannabis is considered as a herb in China and is included in the list of the 50 most common herbs that are used for medicinal properties. Medical benefits of cannabis include relieving pain, reducing anxiety, enhancing appetite, and controlling sugar levels. Queen Victoria was prescribed marijuana to ease period pains.

Where the federal laws on marijuana consider it as harmful as heroin and cocaine, on the other hand, more than a dozen state laws allow cannabis use within the state boundaries. There are more than 140 million cannabis smokers all across the globe, and the cannabis facts say that the numbers are steadily increasing over time. There is no doubt that marijuana is the most popular illegal drug in the world.