Why cannabis has a biological effect?
The drug responsible for the effects of cannabis we experience when we consume is cannabinoids.
Cannabinoids are compounds found in the trichomes of cannabis. They act as neurotransmitters that activate cannabinoid receptors. This is the cell membrane found in the human body that is activated by both the cannabinoids found in cannabis (vegetable cannabinoids) and certain cannabinoids in the body (endocannabinoids).
When cannabinoids activate these receptors, they provoke a biological response, so marijuana can have a variety of effects.
In fact, cannabinoids and receptors make up the so-called endogenous cannabinoid system, which we’ll discuss later.
Various effects of marijuana
First, not all cannabis is the same, so using cannabis causes different sensations. The effects we experience depend on the concentration and type of cannabinoids and terpenes present in cannabis, which depend on the type of cannabis and how it grows.
THC: A cannabinoid that causes the psychoactive effects of marijuana.
CBD: To counteract the effects of THC, strains rich in CBD have fewer “psychotropic drugs”.
CBN: Has subtle psychotropic effects and has been shown to have therapeutic effects
Repeated use of cannabis can make you feel relaxed, euphoric and lively, hungry, and sleepy.
Strains such as Sativa are usually psychotropic, vibrant, and euphoric strains. It has more brain effects and is generally better suited for use during the day and for other people.
Indica strains, however, offer more relaxation and tranquility, and this effect is much more physical. They are ideal for consuming at night and reducing the stress accumulated during the day.
On the other hand, there are autoflowers, but these strains, whether indica or sativa, tend to produce much lighter heights, especially due to the much weaker THC levels in mating with the Luderaris subspecies. After that, it becomes the remaining varieties.
Many people like cannabis and use it for entertainment, but others feel the urge to use marijuana to experience the therapeutic effects that make it more susceptible.
The therapeutic effect of cannabis
Cannabinoids have a beneficial effect in relieving the symptoms of certain illnesses.
Currently, cannabis contains about 70 cannabinoids, but not all have the same effect. Therefore, we will discuss the possible therapeutic uses of the main cannabinoids.
THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol:
Cannabinoids, commonly known as THC, are responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis, but they also have many therapeutic effects.
CBD or cannabidiol:
It is a cannabinoid that has become a central focus of cannabinoid research because it has several therapeutic properties and may be one of the greatest hopes in cannabis research. cancer. CBD also counteracts the effects of THC, so strains rich in CBD have less psychoactive effects, but are still therapeutically effective.
CBN or cannabinol:
This is a plant cannabinoid product that results from the breakdown of THC by exposure to air and light. The psychotropic effect is subtle, but has been shown to have therapeutic properties.
The therapeutic effect of cannabinoids:
This is very helpful in treating anorexia or cachexia caused by HIV.
Relieves vomiting and nausea and is a viable alternative for the treatment of side effects of chemotherapy treatment. Postoperative or HIV or hepatitis medication.
Some cannabinoids have an analgesic effect and can relieve the pain of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Some have a positive effect on migraines and dysmenorrhea.
Cannabinoids are not only analgesics, they are also anti-inflammatory and can be used for other diseases such as allergies and arthritis.
Some cannabinoids have anticonvulsant properties and are used both to treat epilepsy and to enhance the effectiveness of certain drugs.
Still under study, there is some evidence that cannabis may help relieve the symptoms of diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s syndrome, and the cramps and trembling found in these diseases. There is.
Reduce intraocular pressure:
Therefore, cannabinoids can be used to treat glaucoma.
Certain cannabinoids have been shown to have protective antioxidant effects on neurons and stimulate the production of new neurons (neurogenesis).
THC acts as a bronchodilator. Of course, smoking is not recommended as it irritates the mucous membranes. Therefore, it is best to administer it in a different way.
Cannabinoids such as CBD have been shown to induce tumor cell death without affecting healthy cells. This is a lot of research, but I hope you will get satisfactory and definitive results soon.
Hopefully, the criminalization of cannabis by the government will not prevent further research into the therapeutic properties of marijuana, and the field of study will continue to evolve.