Recreational marijuana is cannabis that is used without any medical reasons. Recreational marijuana generally has more THC than the medical type. Which is what gives users the “high” which they look for in recreational marijuana.
Recreational marijuana is a drug that individuals use occasionally. For their enjoyment and particularly when they spend time with others socially.
People have been using marijuana recreation-ally for centuries. Since old times, marijuana has served as medicine and as a manner to exhilaration. A medical manual from around 2700 B.C is the first reference of its use.
Marijuana Types and Uses
The most common illegal drug used in the U.S. is marijuana. However, some states legalized it for medical and recreational purposes. It’s from the plantation of hemp. In marijuana, chemicals are found in shoots and leaves. Of these chemicals, THC is the most recognized.
Man-made chemicals like THC also exist. Called Synthetic marijuana it is much more powerful, and usually sold under labels like K2, Kronic, or Spice.
Marijuana can be consume in several ways. The flowers, stems, seeds and are often smoked as a dry, brownish and green combination. They can then be smoked in a cigarette form called a “joint, in a pipe or bong. A blunt is a cigar outer shell filled with cannabis. It may also be cooked into edibles or mixed in beverages such as coffee, tea or juices.
Hashish is formed with the tops of female cannabis plants. It has the strongest THC concentration. Often it is formed into tiny, solid portions which look like little square cookies. Often they are spread over tobacco and smoked in a cigarette form.
Some research studies indicate that some marijuana strains have become much potent now than they were before.
How does Recreational Marijuana affect your health?
You can feel at ease and happy with marijuana but at times it makes you feel lethargic, paranoid, and even psychotic.
Marijuana may be harmful in many ways, some are immediately felt. Other damage occurs over long term usage. Marijuana affects short-term memory and difficult task management. Even simple tasks can be difficult to use when using stronger strains of marijuana.
Marijuana smoke is irritating to the throat and lungs, like cigarette smoke it can cause lead to heavy coughing. It also includes volatile and tar-like chemicals that cause concerns about the danger of cancer and lung disease. Joints do not have filters like cigarettes which tend to remove some of the heavy chemicals.
Indica and Sativa are the two strain types of marijuana crops. Each strain has a variety of impacts on the mind and body that have a broad variety of therapeutic advantages. Indica strains usually give a feeling of profound rest and relaxation. Sativa strains are usually more stimulating.
The most important characteristics of Indica strains
Cannabis Indica plants are usually short, large-leaf bushy crops. They have a higher yield than sativa strain plants, and grow much faster. Usually Indica strains have a higher CBD and lower THC content.
- lessens nausea
- decreases acute pain
- increases appetite
- increases dopamine (an important chemical messenger involved in reward, motivation, memory, attention and even regulating body movements)
- for night time use
- increased mental relaxation
- muscle relaxation
The most important characteristics of Sativa strains
Cannabis Sativa plant grow tall and slender, with narrow leaves. In general, Sativa crops are also a light greener color than its counterpart, the Indica type. Sativa strains require more light and take longer to grow and mature. Sativa cannabis-produced medicines have reduced CBD levels and higher THC levels.
- treats chronic pain
- increases focus and creativity
- increases serotonin (is a neurotransmitter contributing to feelings of well-being and happiness, sleep, anxiety and appetite)
- for day time use