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What is in marijuana?

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, weed, pot or dope, refers to the dried flowers, leaves, stems and seeds of the cannabis plant. The cannabis plant contains over 100 compounds (or cannabinoids).

These compounds include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which alters the mind, and cannabidiol (CBD), which does not alter the mind, meaning it does not cause “high”.

Uses of the cannabis plant

Múltiples usos medicinales de la Mariguana

This plant has been cultivated since prehistoric times for different uses; production of textile fiber for making clothes, plastic, ropes or paper.

Its properties as a medicinal plant, the extraction of oil from its seeds for use as fuel and animal feed, and as a psychotropic, stand out. CBD is used in creams and other cosmetic products.

Medical cannabis has been used to combat inappetence, nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy. It has also been used to treat pain and muscle spasms in AIDS patients.

There is concern within the scientific community regarding the use of this substance due to evidence of cognitive problems, memory loss and risk of dependence.

Cannabis preparations

Whole dried flowers and leaves are the most commonly consumed form, usually inhaled in the form of a cigarette or, commonly called, joint or joint.

The quife is a powder obtained through the sieving of the leaves and flowers that is consumed in confectionery.

Hashish is the concentrated resin produced from the flowers. It is usually more potent than marijuana itself.

Effects of marijuana or hashish

When marijuana or hashish is smoked, THC is released, which is absorbed by the lungs and passes into the bloodstream, being transported throughout the body to the brain.

At this moment, euphoria and relaxation are felt, and may be accompanied by increased sensory perception, uncontrolled laughter, altered time perception and increased appetite.

The effects of marijuana consumption in food or drinks, usually appear about 30 minutes after ingestion.


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