When we talk about cannabis, the likely association is with the psychoactive substance, the kind we see in stoner movies. However, there is not just one single product or form of cannabis. When it comes to the plant alone, there are three species we can look at. These are cannabis sativa, cannabis indica, and cannabis ruderalis.
Hemp is a variety of the cannabis sativa plant. It contains a lower amount of THC. THC is the psychoactive substance that gets people high when they smoke weed. THC is the primary chemical from the plant that defines the legality of products derived from cannabis plants. THC is for the most part, an illegal substance.
Tetrahydrocannabinol, known more commonly as THC is a psychoactive substance. It can alter the user’s state of consciousness and change their perception of the reality around them. Space can be mildly distorted, and time often feels slow. This makes marijuana a drug that can affect the functioning of the central nervous systems. This can cause feelings of euphoria, but also the opposite, causing anxiety, and even depression. THC stimulates the receptors that are connected to motor skills and sensory perceptions, which in turn generates those “high” feelings.
Cannabis is not a physiologically addictive substance. However psychological forms of dependence and addiction are possible, despite what many will tell you. It is not a particularly dangerous drug by any stretch. However, regardless of our opinions on the subject, it is still largely illegal around the world. Although, perceptions of the substance are generally becoming more tolerant.
Cannabidiol, or CBD products, on the other hand, are legal and widely available in many countries. Generally, laws requires that a maximum amount of THC must not be acceded by any CBD product. This is often 0.2%. This means that these CBD products cannot be considered as drugs in this sense. The small amount of THC that can be found in these products is counteracted by CBD and is not enough to produce any of the intoxicating effects that we talked about.
Many studies continue to be conducted regarding the health effects of THC use on short- and long-term health. Even though a therapeutic use has been approved by medical supervision, it is important to understand any potential health risks, particularly for minors.
Applications of cannabis with THC
Cannabis light describes a product with very low levels of THC. It is often legal, and it is sold in both physical and online shops for customers all over the planet.
Cannabis light with its’s higher CBD and almost non-existent THC content, has some positive effects on the body. Legal hemp can also be used to create cosmetic products such as anti-inflammatory creams and skin oils.
The anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis light are the most well-known medical uses. Medical studies have shown that CBD can produce an interesting anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. It might not be surprising that cannabis can be used to treat pain in patients with very serious illnesses.
Some medical studies have shown that cannabis light can slow down the progression of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Another property of medical cannabis, that does not contain THC, is its ability to prevent the formation of cancer cells. This would make it a promising new area of treatment for chemotherapy.
The relaxing effect could also lead to cannabis light being used in areas such as post-traumatic stress disorder, mild anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and insomnia. In addition, stimulation of the munchies could be used to control eating disorders and appetite loss.
Medical and recreational use are not the same
There is a significant difference between recreational use and the use of marijuana in a controlled and continuous medical treatment program. You should avoid conflating the potential medical benefits with casual recreational use.
It is important to remember that not all forms of cannabis are yet legal in most countries. To be certain of the quality and legality and the cannabis product purchased, you should only contact licensed dealers.