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The word ‘marijuana’ is generally used as a slang term for describing the
cannabis plant, but it is actually just the dried flowers and leaves of the
cannabis sativa plant. Today marijuana is grown all over the world. It can
be grown in virtually any climate, and due to recent high demand, it is also
being cultivated indoors, using hydroponic technology.
Marijuana is usually smoked in the form of a joint, but thanks to recent research showing the positive healing properties of the cannabis plant, marijuana is now being grown and distributed in many different forms, including edibles and oils. Each product has specific healing properties and is aimed to help different medical conditions
When referring to the actual marijuana plant, you will find that while it can be grown in many parts of the world, it flourishes in any type of mild climate. It is characterized by a dark green appearance and is comprised of stalks, leaves, and flowers.
The marijuana plant can be categorized into three species: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis.
Cannabis sativa – This marijuana plant tends to be tall, with thin leaves and widely spaced branches. It is used for recreational and medical purposes. Cannabis sativa is suitable for outdoor gardens and tends to provide its patients with an uplifting and creative mood. It is often used to treat depression, ADD, fatigue, mood disorders, among other medical conditions
Cannabis indica – This plant is oppositive of the sativa species. It is short and has stubby leaves. While it does grow outdoors, it is also suitable for indoor gardens. Indicas are often smoked by patients during the evening, as indica tends to be sedating and relaxing. It is often used to treat anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasms and more.
Cannabis ruderalis – This plant is a rarer form of the marijuana plant and is characterized by varied leaflets in the mature leaves. This species is used to create sativa or indica hybrids with select desired traits.
It is important to understand that each strain has its own characteristics and can help treat different medical conditions.
Marijuana dates back to 2737 BCE and was believed to be used as a therapy for many
ailments in the Far East. The earliest known record of English speaking countries
using cannabis was when it was introduced in Jamestown in
1611, where it was bought and sold as a commercial crop.
For over 300 years, and up until 1937, cannabis extract was used as an ingredient in medicine to treat a variety of illnesses and common problems such as toothaches and even childbirth. This all changed when the plant was brought into the U.S. on a larger scale by Mexican immigrants during the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1911. This gave marijuana a stigma and associated an overall negative use of the plant. In 1937, Harry Anslinger, Head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, pushed to class marijuana as an illegal substance. It was then that the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was created.
Today marijuana is still classed as an illegal drug on a federal level, but the perception towards the plant has significantly changed. In a recent study, it was recorded that nearly 70% of Americans think marijuana should be legalized. Furthermore, 71% of Americans think the Federal Government should not try to prohibit the sale and use of marijuana in states where state laws permit it.
While cannabis remains a Schedule 1 drug on a federal level, individual states have adopted a proactive approach towards the plant and allow those who need it to purchase it. These states have implemented different laws that permit patients to consume marijuana in different forms. As of now, the majority of states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes and some states even allow recreational use.
Hemp - a form of cannabis that can be described as marijuana’s “nonpsychoactive cousin” - was removed from the Controlled Substances Act after the passing of the Farm Bill Act of 2018. The Farm Bill permits legal cultivation of hemp, and this has opened a variety of legal options for patients living in states that don’t permit the use of medical marijuana by allowing them to buy CBD oil.
There is a lot of debate as to whether medical marijuana can help treat
patients in a similar way to traditional medicine. However, over the last
couple of years, more and more patients have been exposing their stories
on how marijuana has changed their lives and helped them recover from a
number of severe medical conditions.
The most famous story is that of Charlotte Figi. Charlotte’s story went viral on the internet when she was only 6 years old. Charlotte was experiencing over 300 epileptic seizures per week until she was successfully treated by a CBD-rich strain of cannabis.
CBD oil, which is an extract of specific marijuana strains, literally changed her life, helping her to overcome a 6-year battle. Since the release of her story, CBD, THC and other cannabinoids of the marijuana plant are constantly being studied by researchers in order to understand more about the marijuana plant’s undiscovered healing properties.
Today, the marijuana strain Charlotte’s Web, along with dozens of other marijuana strains such as OG Kush, AC/DC and more, are being used by millions of people worldwide to combat a wide range of medical conditions.
As a matter of fact, studies now suggest that medical marijuana and CBD may have potential to help over 100 medical conditions. Among these are conditions such as, anorexia, arthritis, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, insomnia, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, and PTSD.
Unfortunately, marijuana’s healing potential is still not acknowledged by everyone. This is of course due to the generations of stereotyping and stigmatism it has received. Some even still identify it as a gateway drug, even though alcohol is statistically more dangerous.
For nearly four decades, marijuana was classed as a Schedule 1 drug. This means that unlike other medications, marijuana has not been officially researched to great extent. Furthermore, the plant is still off limits and prohibited in dozens of states due to federal restrictions and laws.
People often get confused between the two, and while there aren’t many
differences, it is important to understand that these two plants are separate.
Both marijuana and hemp come from the plant species Cannabis sativa L,,
but they contain slightly different components, and they look different.
Marijuana tends to be shorter and wider than hemp’s narrow and tall
physique. They are also grown for different purposes.
Marijuana is widely known for medicinal or recreational purposes while hemp is grown for medical use, dietary supplements, skin products, clothing, and accessories. The major difference is that hemp doesn’t contain high amounts of THC, the psychoactive component that gives you the “high.”
Industrial hemp that is cultivated for the above purposes contains less than 0.3% THC. THC in marijuana can range anywhere from 5%-35%. Hemp is becoming extremely popular for of its abundant CBD content.
In regards to appearance, hemp and marijuana look quite different. If you observe their leaves, you’ll notice that marijuana’s shape tends to be either a tight bud or look like a nugget with organized hairs. Hemp tends to have skinnier leaves that are concentrated at the top of the plant. Hemp is typically taller than marijuana.
Their cultivation is also quite different. Marijuana requires an extremely monitored environment which is controlled, warm and humid. The growth cycle of marijuana is 60-90 days. Medical cannabis is often grown 6 feet apart. Hemp, on the other hand, is typically grown in large multi-acre plots. Hemp’s growth cycle is around 4 months.
The way marijuana affects your body varies from person to person. The
same marijuana strain may even affect two different people very differently.
This often depends on your genetics, tolerance to marijuana, medical
health, and DNA, among other factors. It also depends on the method of
consumption. For example, the effects of vaping marijuana are very
different to smoking it. Most CBD oil for sale is also quite different, as it
normally contains specific cannabinoids of the marijuana plant and is taken
through oral consumption or vaped using a vaporizer. Marijuana can also
be used to brew tea and, particularly when it is sold or consumed for
medicinal purposes, is often mixed into foods (edibles) such as cookies,
brownies, or candies.
Marijuana and the way it affects our bodies is still of somewhat a mystery to researchers as they try to wrap their minds around this mysterious plant. What they do know is that marijuana has been helping different cultures for thousands of years by influencing the endocannabinoid system. During the 1900’s it was accidentally discovered that our bodies have receptors within the brain and central nervous system. Specific cannabinoids within the marijuana or hemp plant bind to those receptors which activate the endocannabinoid system (ECS) to provide a wide range of psychological and physical benefits. The two most common cannabinoids are THC and CBD, but there are dozens of other less famous ones such as CBG, CBC, CBL, THCV and more.
While not going into specifics, the cannabinoids within marijuana signal to the body to create endocannabinoids and build more receptors. This naturally triggers the body to limit things associated with inflammation and pain, repairs cells, and provides a wide range of other therapeutic benefits.
What’s astonishing is that the cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant are almost identical to the endocannabinoids produced in your body, except for slight structural differences. This allows the cannabinoids to interact with your body in harmony.
Although researchers are only now starting to fathom how our body interacts with marijuana, there is still a lot to be learned about these cannabinoids and how they treat specific medical conditions.
When it comes to medical marijuana, it is important to understand the
legalities of your state. Each state has its own qualifying conditions and
guidelines for which an individual may qualify to receive marijuana. In most
states, the process will require you to have an evaluation with a registered
marijuana doctor before you can apply to receive a medical marijuana card.
It’s important also to understand that you will most probably be required to apply for a marijuana card in the state you reside. Currently, only a few states accept medical marijuana registry ID cards from other states.
If you live in a specific state, such as California the process of obtaining a medical marijuana card is much easier. These two states have adopted a more lenient process through Prop 215. In 1996, with the passing of Proposition 215, otherwise known as “The Compassionate Use Act”, medical marijuana became legal in California.
This state law permitted patients to cultivate and possess their own medicine for personal use. The only legal requirement was that the patient had to have a doctor’s recommendation. Also, with the passage of the Telehealth Act, patients are now able to obtain a medical marijuana card online in some states, without having to go to a doctor for an evaluation physically.
This has turned the medical marijuana application process into an extremely simple one. In states that permit Telehealth, state residents can complete the process from the comfort of their home. The states that have not adopted this approach will require you to go through the conventional route of obtaining a marijuana card, which includes having a physical evaluation and submitting relevant papers to the state.
Here at MarijuanaBreak, you will conveniently find your state’s process explained in our state by state guides section on the site.
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