Cannabis Myth #6: “Marijuana” is a Spanish word
Why is Marijuana spelled with a J? The answer might surprise you. Hint: it is not because marijuana is a Spanish word.
When most cannabis users smoke or vape for the first time, their friends tell them to hold it in their lungs to get more THC out of it. But this is another myth that science does not support, and unlike a lot of the myths that circulate around cannabis, it is mostly users who believe in it. In fact, holding in your smoke is such a part of the experience, it is hard to break the habit even if you know better.
THC is the most well-known cannabinoid because it can be the most fun. THC is responsible for most of the euphoria or high that cannabis users experience. Cannabis today tends to be very high in THC, because breeders have sought to maximize everyone’s favourite cannabinoid.
Cannabis contains over 100 cannabinoids and 400 other compounds that have some effect on animals. While not the most popular cannabinoid, Cannabidiol (CBD) may be the most important for wellness. CBD is known for its analgesic properties and is the primary medicinal cannabinoid. While pharmaceuticals often fight only the symptoms of disease, CBD actually fights the diseases themselves. In addition to relieving inflammation and pain, CBD helps cells of all kinds to heal. Many users find that they need decreasing amounts of both cannabis and other medications as the underlying conditions recede. The list of conditions that CBD can relieve ranges […]
The Canadian government has approved a roadside test for measuring THC levels in a driver’s system. There are some critical problems with this new device. THC levels cannot indicate impairment. Let me get all sciency for a minute: Your body’s endo-cannabinoid system produces endo-cannabinoids to interact with your brain to help manage things like mood and healing. When you use cannabis, you are supplementing that existing process inside your body. The cannabis plant has hundreds of active compounds that include cannabinoids, as well as terpenes and other chemicals that all interact with each other. Since a terpene is simply a […]