There’s still so much to explore when it comes to Weed, the plant which has been proven in recent times to have more positive medical benefits is a mystery growers around the world are still trying to fully unlock. You might think that you know a lot about pot, but there’s always something new waiting around the corner for you to learn.
Check out our curated list of seven things you didn’t know about Cannabis.
1. You can eat cannabis raw!
While it won’t get you high, it retains all of its medicinal benefits. Recent studies indicate that it can act as an anti-nausea agent.
2. Cannabis today is much more potent
Since its heyday in the 60s: It is up to 60% more potent now, far topping the weed enjoyed by the Hippies!
3. Cannabis can create anxiety and relaxation
Some people respond to cannabis by relaxing, whereas for others an extremely common side effect is anxiety. Scientists are as yet unsure what causes some people to feel one over the other!
4. Indica or Sativa?
The latin names for pot are Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica. Sativa is generally associated with pot that provides uplifting, stimulating effects, whereas Indica tends towards affecting the body as a whole, promoting states like physical relaxation and the like. But, is there a difference?
5. CBD won’t get you high
CBD, a Cannabinoid you see information about on products all over the place, is derived from pot but actually does not cause any kind of high. It is reputed to have a host of other medicinally beneficial effects, many of which are being carefully studied right now.
6. Cannabis loves humans
Pot is for humans, as any significant amount can be dangerous for pets or other domestic animals. That said, some people have used CBD on their pets to varying levels of effect: it’s hard to tell what effect you’re having when your dog always seems to have the munchies anyway!
7. Cannabis acts as an analgesic
Which means it can be used to relieve pain. Cannabis is frequently prescribed instead of opiate-based painkillers for chronic ailments.