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 tooIf 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.Read More..
- Treatment for Marijuana Abuse - (https://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-for-marijuana-abuse/)
- Frequently Asked Questions About Marijuana - (https://www.hdap.org/marijuana-faqs)
Latest Publications and Research on CannabisPredictors of alcohol use transitions among drug-using youth presenting to an urban emergency department. - Published by PubMed
Cannabinoid1 (CB-1) receptor antagonists: a molecular approach to treating acute cannabinoid overdose. - Published by PubMed
ß-Caryophyllene, a CB2-Receptor-Selective Phytocannabinoid, Suppresses Mechanical Allodynia in a Mouse Model of Antiretroviral-Induced Neuropathic Pain. - Published by PubMed
Fast and sensitive UHPLC-MS/MS analysis of cannabinoids and their acid precursors in pharmaceutical preparations of medical cannabis and their metabolites in conventional and non-conventional biological matrices of treated individual. - Published by PubMed
A new software-assisted analytical workflow based on high-resolution mass spectrometry for the systematic study of phenolic compounds in complex matrices. - Published by PubMed