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Pot is a slang term for cannabis, similar to marijuana, weed, ganja, bud, etc. Pot is only one of the various and many hundreds of names used to refer to marijuana. Weed, Mary Jane, chronic, and weed are other common names. In the late 1930s, the term pot was used to refer to marijuana. It’s short for potiguaya or potaguaya in Spanish. When looking at the definition of these two words, they mean “the drink of grief.”

Pot is dried flowers of the cannabis plant and it also contains THC, which is the psychoactive and desirable compounds in the plant. THC can generate fairly intoxicating effects, but it also has several therapeutic uses for people that want to use it therapeutically. Pot is the most widely consumed drug in the world that is considered to be illegal in some places. The use of pots dates back several thousand years.

Many medicinal benefits of pot include treating a reduced appetite, weight loss for people with AIDs, curing fatigue from cancer and chemotherapy treatments, and minimizing body pain and inflammation. People can consume pot in a variety of ways, including smoking it, eating it in cannabis-infused foods, brewing it in tea, and  applying it to the body in topical form.

Pot contains far over 120 cannabinoids, and these cannabinoids are what cause it to interact with the body. Within minutes of consuming pot, the THC in it will reach the brain and start to produce effects. That process can take a little longer if you consume a pot-infused edible because the body metabolizes it differently. THC is known to affect areas of the brain where attention and memory are regulated. The THC will interact with cannabinoid receptors in the brain and an increase of dopamine will result in increased feelings of pleasure.

Use of Term

I like smoking pot before bed to get a good sleep.

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