30 Common Marijuana Questions & Answers
Marijuana isn't as controversial as it used to be, but there are still some questions we get asked on our blog. There are many things to consider when beginning new habits. This article will help you through the process by breaking down common cannabis questions and answers.
- What is marijuana?
Cannabis sativa is the scientific name for marijuana. It has traditionally been used for medicinal purposes dating back as far as 2700 BC. Cannabis sativa is a green, leafy herb that contains over 400 compounds that, include cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) is responsible for the psychedelic effects of marijuana.
- How does marijuana work?
Marijuana can affect the brain by affecting areas of the brain that control memory, thinking, and coordination. Marijuana intoxication causes people to become calm and relaxed while simultaneously experiencing increased activity in their bodies, such as increased heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature. The main effect is often described as a feeling of well-being combined with euphoria, similar to alcohol intoxication.
- Is marijuana a gateway drug?
No, it is false that marijuana is a gateway drug. It can be addictive, but it does not lead to harder drugs or alcohol. Many people use marijuana as their first drug and never go on to use other drugs.
- Is marijuana addictive?
Marijuana may cause some people to become dependent on the drug, but not all users experience this dependency. Marijuana is less addictive than many other drugs, such as cocaine or opiates.
- How do I use marijuana?
Marijuana can be smoked, vaporized, or eaten. You can mix it with food or drink it in a smoothie when making edibles. Inhaling marijuana smoke through a water pipe or bong is called a "bong hit." You can also eat certain forms of cannabis that have been baked into brownies or cookies or put into foods like chocolate and butter.
- What are the side effects of marijuana?
The side effects include increased appetite, dry mouth, bloodshot eyes, decreased motor coordination, and paranoia. Depending on their tolerance and health status, these effects vary from user to user.
- Is marijuana legal?
In Canada and many other countries, marijuana is legal for recreational use. However, it remains illegal in the United States at the federal level. That said, many states have passed laws on the recreational and medical use of marijuana.
- Are there any medical benefits from smoking marijuana?
The short answer is yes, but it depends on who you ask. It is well known that smoking marijuana has been used as a treatment for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, glaucoma, nausea, and other symptoms of illness. However, the long-term effects of marijuana use are not yet known, and further research is needed to determine the risk associated with marijuana use.
- How long does it take to feel the effects of smoking
It depends on how much you smoke and your body's metabolism, but most people feel the effects within 15 minutes. It can also take longer for some people to feel any impact from smoking marijuana, especially if they have been using it regularly for a long time (for example, daily for years).
- What's the difference between Sativa and Indica?
While all strains come from a species, there are different classifications of marijuana. The general rule is that sativas produce a more uplifting, cerebral high, while indicas provide more of a body or couch-lock feeling. This doesn't mean that sativas can't make you feel great or that indicas can't give you the "munchies"; they each have unique effects that can manifest differently.
- How much should I use?
There is no set amount of marijuana you should use. The amount that works for one person may not work for another person. Instead, try using less than what you feel suits you until you know how much your body can handle. You can increase your dosage slowly over time until you find the level that works best for you.
- Is marijuana withdrawal dangerous?
No. Marijuana withdrawal is not dangerous. When you quit smoking, your body will go through some changes, which can be uncomfortable. The most common symptom of withdrawal is irritability, frustration, and anger.
- Where did the term 420 originate from?
The term 420 originated in California. It's a play on words for April 20th (4/20), when some people celebrate cannabis culture on Earth Day. Different groups have used the term in various ways since then to show their support for legal cannabis or to celebrate cannabis culture in general.
- How do I know the weed is good?
The best way to determine whether or not your bud is good is by smell. A dry herb should have a pleasant smell, and if it's not fresh, you should be able to detect some darkening at the bottom of the bag. If you're buying from a dealer and it smells like cat urine, that's probably a bad sign.
- What's the best way to store weed?
The best way to store weed is in an airtight container, such as an airtight jar or a plastic baggie in a cool, dry place. The container must be airtight because moisture can ruin your buds by causing them to mold or rot over time.
- Can you get high from secondhand smoke?
No, secondhand marijuana smoke is not going to give you a high. If you don't inhale the smoke directly, you won't get high from it.
- What's the difference between marijuana and hemp?
Marijuana and hemp are both from the cannabis plant family, but technically they're different plants with different uses and effects on people. Hemp has minimal THC in it. Instead, it contains cannabidiol (CBD), an oil that doesn't have any psychoactive effects on users (although there are many other benefits).
- How long does marijuana stay in your system?
You should be aware that the body detoxifies marijuana many times slower than most other substances. It is estimated that it takes almost one month until all traces of marijuana and THC are gone from the fat tissues in your body. However, this also depends on how frequently you smoke. The more you smoke, the more prolonged and complex the detoxification process can take up to 8 months!
- Why does marijuana make me hungry?
Marijuana stimulates appetite. It's not surprising since the THC in marijuana is known to increase the levels of a hormone called ghrelin that causes hunger pangs.
- Can you overdose on marijuana?
No, there have been no documented deaths from marijuana overdose, and it's unlikely that you would get a fatal dose of THC. However, moderation is key.
- What is the difference between CBD and THC?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in marijuana that can help with pain, anxiety, inflammation, and other conditions. The psychoactive component of marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), responsible for making users feel "stoned."
- Is it true that marijuana kills brain cells?
No, cannabis does not have adverse effects on the brain. However, some studies claim that long-term use of marijuana can damage brain cells in the hippocampus region (a part of the brain associated with memory).
- Can marijuana affect my memory?
Contrary to popular belief, most users report that marijuana enhances their ability to recall events and conversations from the past. The primary reason for this common misconception is that many users experience what is called "the truth effect," which simply states that people are more likely, to tell the truth, or think about the fact when intoxicated.
- Will weed show up on a drug test?
Yes, marijuana will show up on a drug test. It is one of the most common substances on a drug test. If you have been using marijuana regularly, then it is likely that you will fail the drug test. The best way to avoid this problem is by preparing for your next drug test by scheduling a clean-up appointment with your doctor or medical professional.
- Why do they call it weed (slang term)?
The word "weed" is a slang term used for thousands of years to refer to cannabis plants. Some say that the term originated in the 1960s when hippies began growing marijuana plants in their backyards. Others say African Americans first used it in the 1930s when they referred to marijuana as "the real thing" or "the ganja."
- How does marijuana taste or smell?
The smell can vary depending on the strain and method of preparation. Some strains have a rich earthy aroma, while others have an aromatic citrus smell that is reminiscent of lemons or oranges. Some cannabis products have a pungent chemical odor that can easily be detected.
- Can weed make you go blind?
Nope. Smoking weed will cause your eyes to dry out and become red, but it won't make it hard for you to see things. Your vision may appear fuzzy sometimes, or you may temporarily have difficulty focusing on an object, but you will never lose sight by smoking pot.
- What should I do when I get high on weed?
If you are drowsy, you should lie down and try to sleep it off. If you are stoned and have trouble thinking straight, don't drive or operate heavy machinery until you feel better. It's a good idea to stay hydrated and eat something, but don't worry too much. It should wear off somewhat after several hours.
- Does smoking marijuana affect fertility?
No, smoking marijuana does not affect fertility in men or women, according to evidence from studies. Marijuana does not cause sperm damage or decrease sperm count in men who use marijuana regularly.
- How does it feel when high on weed?
The feeling of being high on marijuana depends on how much you've taken and what kind of strain you've chosen. When used recreationally, marijuana tends to make users feel relaxed and happy. Still, if someone takes too much at once, they may experience paranoia, anxiety, or even hallucinations (seeing things that aren't there).