Weed is one of the many different terms that is used to refer to marijuana. Weed has been the most popular term and originated way back in the 1930s. In official documents and when doctors talk about the benefits, cannabis is most often the term that is used.
Weed is the dried flowers of the cannabis plant and contains the psychoactive compound of THC. THC will produce intoxicating effects for the user, but it also contains numerous therapeutic uses. Weed is the most commonly used substance that is considered to be illegal in some places, worldwide.
Weed usage dates back many thousands of years. Some medical uses of weed are for the treatment of a poor appetite, weight loss for AIDs patients, treating nausea due to cancer and chemotherapy treatments, and for the reduction of pain and inflammation in the body. People can consume weed in a number of different ways ranging from smoking it, eating it in cannabis-infused foods, brewing it in tea, and applying it to the body as a topical. Weed contains well over 120 cannabinoids and these are what make it interact with the body.
THC in weed can enter the brain within minutes of inhaling it. If you are eating a weed-infused edible, this method will take a little longer because the body metabolizes it differently. THC is said to affect areas of the brain where memory and attention are regulated. THC interacts with cannabinoid receptors in the brain that will increase the release of dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter that controls feelings of pleasure. There are many different strains of weed and people will pick and choose a specific strain for the desired effects they want.
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I particularly enjoy this Northern Lights strain of weed. It gets me high every time no matter what.