Marijuana, weed, pot, reefer, bud, grass, trees. The newest and most controversial herb is now becoming medicinal — in the eyes of the government that is. Cannabis was outlawed in the United States during the early 1900’s. Today, its legality is a topic of debate — some states are not only legalizing medical use, but also recreational use.
Times have changed.
According to DEAmuseum.org, the oldest known written record on cannabis comes from the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung in 2727 B.C. It spread to the western hemisphere in 1545 where Spaniards imported it to Chilie for its use as fiber.
Tetrahyrdrocannabinol (THC) is the chemical in cannabis responsible for the herb’s psychological effects. It gets you high! It treats/prevents nausea and vomiting caused by cancer medicines as well as increases appetite.
Cannabniol (CBN) is the chemical is a result from THC breaking down over time due to exposure to oxygen, according to the Leaf online. It is mildy psychoactive and is used to promote sleep.
Cannabis includes three species: sativa, indica, and ruderalis.
According to Ilovegrowingmarijuana.com:
Sativa: High ratio of THC to CBN
Indica: High amount of CBN — sometimes more CBN than THC
Ruderalis: Least well known because it is not psychotropic
Some health benefits include:
- Treating Glaucoma
- Control epileptic seizures
- Decrease anxiety
- Slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease
- Treat pain of multiple sclerosis
- Relieve arthritis discomfort
- Helps protect brain after a stroke
- Help eliminate nightmares
Cannabis is commonly smoked through various pipes, vaporizers and rolling papers, but can also be ingested when cooked properly with food.
Since cannabis is still illegal in Florida — I can’t tell you how to grow or use marijuana, but here are some links: