HOW CANNABIS WORKS WITH YOUR BRAIN AND BODY:
The human brain naturally produces chemicals called neurotransmitters. These connect neurons and bind protein receptors, which your body uses to react to different types of brain/body stress. Human Cannabinoid receptors are activated by neurotransmitters and promote homeostasis at every level of biological life. The Marijuana plant also contains cannabinoids, such as THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), these bind with human cannabinoid receptors and can mimic, or block, human neurotransmitters. This can result in scientifically researched benefits such as: neurogenesis a.k.a. new brain cell growth, and cleaning away of beta-amyloid a.k.a. brain-plaque to support Alzheimers disease.
KNOW YOUR STRAIN:
Indica: generally darker green in color, shorter & broader leaves, higher in CBD content, 45-65 flowering days, good for: insomnia, inflammation, anxiety, pain relief, seizures.
Sativa: lighter green in color, taller & thinner leaves, 60-90 flowering days, good for: fatigue, creativity, depression, nausea.
CBD: Very minimal, or no psychoactive effects. good for: Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, anti-inflammatory, analgesic effects, anxiety.
Hybrid: a genetically modified mix of Indica & Sativa strains. Will contain attributes for both.
SMOKING VS > EDIBLES
Ingested edibles are metabolized though the stomach and liver. There your body converts the THC to 11-hydroxy-THC. This metabolite easily crosses the blood-brain barrier, creating an intense bodily experience.
Inhaled marijuana THC is absorbed into the bloodstream through the lungs, and transported directly to the brain. This results in immediate effects that don’t last as long.
Edibles can be a preferred alternative for those who are concerned about health risks of smoking, or seeking longer lasting medicinal effects.
FIRST TIME DOSING
CHOOSE YOUR STRAIN: Hybrid, Indica, Sativa, or CBD.
TRY 1 DOSE, regardless of your smoking or vaping experience.
*The recommended starting dose for THC edibles is 10MG.
WAIT 2 HOURS, before eating more.
*The onset of intoxicating effects may be different for each individual.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF CANNABIS
2,737 BCE First recorded use of cannabis as medicine by Emperor Shen Neng of China.
2,000-800 BCE Shiva Bhang (whole-plant cannabis) is written about in the Hindu sacred text Atharvaveda and referred to as the "Sacred Grass" of India. It was, and still is, used medicinally and spiritually.
130-200 Greek physician Galen prescribes medical marijuana.
1532 French physician Rabelais's gargantua and Pantagruel mentions marijuana's medicinal effects.
1850 Cannabis is added to The U.S. Pharmacopoei, and easily purchased in pharmacies throughout the United States as a medicinal drug.
1914 The Harrison Act in the U.S. defined use of Marijuana (among other drugs) as a crime.
1941 Cannabis is removed from the U.S. Pharmacopoeia and it's medicinal use is no longer recognized in America.
1996 California (the first U.S. state to ban marijuana use, see 1915) became the first U.S. State to then re-legalize medical marijuana use for people suffering from AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses.
2012 The States of Colorado and Washington legalize cannabis for recreational use;
2014 The States of Washington, Alaska and Oregon legalize cannabis for recreational use; the States of California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and Massachusetts all begin to draft legalization legislation.
2016 The States of California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts legalize cannabis for recreational use; the States of Florida, North Dakota, Arkansas, and Montana all legalize for medicinal use.