- May 6, 2020
Here is all that you need to know about marijuana use and its effects.
Marijuana is a drug that is commonly smoked using papers or through items such as bongs and pipes. With plenty of methods to use for smoking marijuana, individuals don’t normally have a difficult time using the plant. While smoking marijuana is one of the most popular and common methods of using cannabis, there are new methods on the rise due to new laws regarding medical use and consumption.
Another common method of using marijuana is by consuming the activated THC in edibles or oils. Oils and edibles and oils use cooked marijuana and extracts from the cooked plant itself to create a variety of dishes, candy, and desserts. Simply using dried marijuana that hasn’t been heat activated does not allow you to create edibles or oils, as the plant itself must be heated in order for the THC to become an active component in cannabis itself.
Some of the newer ways to use marijuana include:
- Oil: Marijuana oil is a liquid form of marijuana that contains readily activated THC. Oils are helpful for users and patients who cannot smoke or prefer a less invasive method of using the plant, without causing infections or lung related issues caused by smoke inhalation.
- Shatter: Shatter is an amber colored solid form of marijuana that is often used with those who smoke using a “specialty rig” designed for maximum potency.
- Wax: Wax is a widely popular form of marijuana with increased potency. Wax has a much higher THC percentage than even the most well-known medicinal strains available.
Side Effects of Marijuana
While marijuana use is not life-threatening, it is important to note that users are likely to experience a wide range of side effects anytime THC is ingested or smoked. Ingesting and smoking marijuana both produce different side effects within the body, but overlap in many instances.
When marijuana is smoked, users almost instantaneously begin to feel immediate effects from the plant. Smoking marijuana allows THC to enter the bloodstream and brain much quicker than edibles or oil. With edibles, marijuana requires anywhere from 30 minutes to more than 1 hour to completely activate and trigger the desired response as it enters your bloodstream and brain. Marijuana use is something to be careful with.
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