Marijuana is made from the shredded parts of the cannabis plant and composes of dried leaves, buds, steam, and flowers. This is the raw drug which is considered as illicit in some part of the world and has been legalized in other. There are various methods of consuming it and the majority of people smoke or vape it. However, the research concludes that consuming marijuana as an ingredient in food, tea or oil has a long-lasting effect in comparison to smoking it.
Undoubtedly, different methods of taking drug affect the human body differently. For instance, when you inhale marijuana smoke into your lungs, the drug is quickly released into the bloodstream making its way to the brain and other organs of the body and while consuming it with edibles it takes a little longer to feel the effect.
For years, there has been ongoing controversy around the effects of marijuana on the body. Most of the reports and evidence prove the medical benefits associated with the controlled consumption of marijuana. In a nutshell, there are various reports which claim physical and psychological effects, from harm and discomfort to pain relief and relaxation.
Below is the list of experiences one might come across when cannabis enters the bloodstream.
- Medical benefits of marijuana
- Act as pain relief
The research report on the benefits of marijuana clearly states that it can be used to treat chronic pain. Cannabinoids are the active ingredient in marijuana and are the reason for providing effective relief to chronic pain. However, eating cannabis with raw or cooked mixed with edibles like candy, brownie, cakes have a long-lasting effect when comparing to smoking it with joints or vape.
- Help deal with depression and social anxiety
Today most of the people are diagnosed with depression and social anxiety; with the continuous increase in the number of sufferers numerous study and researches are being conducted. The recent studies conclude that there is some evidence which suggests that marijuana might alleviate symptoms of social anxiety. Moreover, the users claim that they fill calm and happier after consuming it.
In addition, cannabis in coming future can be used to fight and treat cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Epilepsy and can offer a number of health benefits.
- Health risk of marijuana
Regular marijuana smoking is linked to increased risk of chronic cough and lung disease or asthma. In this case, content or constitute of marijuana doesn’t affect the human body but it is the method of consumption which has an ill effect. Hence, eating marijuana is considered healthier than smoking it.
In addition, there is a belief that the daily consumption of marijuana worsens existing symptoms of bipolar disorder among people who have this mental health problem. Medicine report suggests that among people with no history of the condition, there is only limited evidence of a link between marijuana use and developing bipolar disorder.
Moreover, moderate evidence suggests that regular marijuana users are more likely to experience suicidal thoughts, and there is a small increased risk of depression among marijuana users.
Evidence demonstrates both the harms and health benefits of marijuana and considering the studies of till date the benefits undoubtedly surpasses the harm ratio and therefore the prohibition has been abolished from major parts.
Canada has now become the second country in the world to legalize the sell, grow and consumption of both medical as well as recreational cannabis and Namaste cannabis are said to be highly potent and best in quality.