Marijuana refers to the plant Cannabis sativa along with Cannabis indica. Once the leaves, flowers, and stems are dried from the plant it is used in a variety of ways. Marijuana contains THC, also known as Tetrahydrocannabinol, which is a psychoactive compound that results in users of marijuana feeling “high” or relaxed. While THC is only one of 113 compounds found in the Cannabis plants, it is considered the most psychoactive and mind-altering.
Ways to Use Marijuana
Marijuana is typically smoked using papers or through items such as pipes and bongs. With plenty of options to smoke marijuana, individuals rarely have a difficult time using the plant. While smoking marijuana is one of the most popular and common methods of using cannabis, there are new methods on the rise due to new laws regarding medical use and consumption.
Another common method of using marijuana is by consuming the activated THC in edibles or oils. Edibles and oils use cooked marijuana and extracts from the cooked plant itself to create a myriad of dishes, desserts, and candy. Simply using dried marijuana that has not been heat-activated does not allow you to create edibles or oils, as the plant itself must be heated in order for the THC to become an active component in cannabis itself.
For those who have been involved in the marijuana industry, other forms of using the plant are now readily available on the market. Some of the newer ways to use marijuana include:
- Shatter: Shatter is an amber-colored solid form of marijuana that is often used with those who smoke using a specialty rig designed for maximum potency.
- Oil: Hash and marijuana oil is a liquid form of marijuana that contains readily-activated THC. Oils are useful for patients and users who cannot smoke or prefer a less invasive method of using the plant without causing lung-related issues or infections due to smoke inhalation.
- Wax: Wax is an increasingly popular form of marijuana with increased potency. Wax has a much higher THC percentage than even the most well-known medicinal strains available.
Marijuana Side Effects
While marijuana is not life-threatening, it is important to note that users are likely to experience a wide range of side effects anytime THC is smoked or ingested. Both smoking and ingesting marijuana offer different side effects on the body, but overlap in many cases.
When marijuana is smoked, users almost instantaneously begin to feel immediate effects from the plant. Smoking marijuana allows THC to enter the bloodstream and brain much quicker than edibles or oil. With edibles, marijuana requires anywhere from 30 minutes to more than 1 hour to completely activate and trigger the desired response as it enters your bloodstream and brain.
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The Body and Mind Cleveland Dispensary carries a wide selection of marijuana products including cannabis-infused edibles, creams, and other non-smokables medical cannabis delivery offerings. As one of only 56 medical cannabis dispensary licenses awarded to date by the State of Ohio, Body and Mind Cleveland provides high-quality flower, edibles, creams, tinctures, concentrates, and other permitted medical marijuana products to patients at a reasonable price. Quickly becoming one of the most popular Marijuana Dispensary in Cleveland OH, Body and Mind is frequently covered in local news and media. As one of the most populated states in the country, Body and Mind is Cleveland’s Favorite Dispensary because they keep patient care in the forefront. Their highly-trained staff approach every patient with care and compassion to ensure every patient feels comfortable with their purchase.