Written by Dr. Vivekanand, MBBS | 
Medically Reviewed by dr. reeja tharu, M.Phil.,Ph.D on Mar 31, 2018

About Cannabis

Cannabis has a long history of medicinal, recreational, and industrial use and comes from a bushy plant, with thick sticky flowers, called Cannabis Sativa.

Cannabis or Hemp otherwise known as 'marijuana' or 'marihuana'.

  • Cannabis is produced from dried leaves from the Hemp plant, 'Cannabis Sativa'.
  • The active ingredients from this plant are called 'marijuana', or 'marihuana'.
  • An interesting point about marihuana is that it makes some people lose focus on events around them, while it elevates the physical sensations in others.
  • Cannabis is a drug that affects an individual by acting on the brain.
  • 50 percent of the chemicals that make up Cannabis are the potent 'cannabinoids', of which the most active is D-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (D9-THC).
  • Traveling through the blood stream the chemicals bind to specific receptors in the brain causing changes in the nerve cells resulting in specific effects.
  • Marihuana 'high' is felt as the THC reaches the brain through the blood within 5 minutes of intake, and the effect may last up to 5 hours.

What is New in Cannabis?

1. Smoking Marijuana may Turn You into Cigarette Smokers too

If a person is only used to smoking marijuana (weed) chances are that that person may later end up smoking cigarettes, finds a new study. According to the researchers, cannabis use is associated with an increased initiation of cigarette smoking among non-cigarette smokers.


  1. Treatment for Marijuana Abuse - (https://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-for-marijuana-abuse/)
  2. Frequently Asked Questions About Marijuana - (https://www.hdap.org/marijuana-faqs)

Latest Publications and Research on Cannabis


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LetsFindTruth Thursday, October 2, 2014

This article has successfully highlighted all possible negative effects. But there are scientific articles which claims cannabis to be one of the most medically useful plant in earth which can be used to treat/supplement the treatment of variety of diseases such as incurable epilepsy, cancer/tumours, CNS disorders, MS, auto-immune diseases, depression and even as a household treatment for pain. Which makes me believe this is a highly biased article propagating propaganda . Hi, doctors, double check the facts you know, pledge to give patients a better treatment when possible. Please correct me if I am wrong.

teehee Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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guest Monday, October 15, 2007

good info

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