Overview of Marijuana

As you most likely already took notice, marijuana is a common term used to describe broadly the Cannabis genus of the flowering plant family of the Cannabaceae. What makes this plant special is the level of THC and CBD, among other components, which give it the psychoactive trait for what it is commonly known.

There are three types of cannabis which are the Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis, and each has its idiosyncrasies which will be described in a future post.

Marijuana can be used for medical purposes, scientific research, recreational use or even for building the houses as our ancestors used to do with the hemp. Either way, for human consumption, it can be presented as the flower buds we usually associate with cannabis or else as kief, hashish and other lesser known drugs.

And even in spite of its natural origin, not all that glitters is gold. Cannabis is often connected with psychiatric conditions, and there are reports of addiction, substance misuse and overdose, although these concepts do not generate consensus among top scholars from all around the world.

While this discussion lasts, more and more users are seeking medical help in what concerns the drug recovery and its side effects, a topic that we will also talk about in our series. Minding the consumption itself, we will show you effects of cannabis on the human body, how long it stays in the blood and how to avoid that fearsome marijuana drug test that your boss wants to put you through!

Stay tuned for more content and make sure you do not lose a single post – let’s fight marijuana addiction together. Cheers!