Updated on April 2, 2020. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Cannabis, or marijuana, refers to the products that come from the plant species Cannabis sativa or hemp. There are multiple uses of cannabis, such as in the creation of oils, seeds, and fiber. It is popular for its recreational and of-late, medicinal use.
What are cannabis strains? They are either pure or hybrid varieties of the plant genus cannabis, which includes the species C. sativa, C. indica, and C. ruderalis. To learn more, check out MarijuanaDoctors.com directory of cannabis strains so you can identify which meets your health requirements best.
There are several ways you can consume cannabis – smoking, vaping, concentrates, edibles (food infused with marijuana). Certain manufacturers also mix this compound with topical products to provide various health benefits to users.
Out of 483 compounds, the main one is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It is known to produce psychoactive effects on users, after consumption. Cannabis can make you feel happy, relaxed, and creative while increasing your appetite. Colors become vivid and bright, music tends to have a profound impact and increase the intensity of your emotions.
Studies have shown that the therapeutic effects of cannabis have use cases in the medical landscape. It can help patients in advanced stages of AIDS and cancer, due to its properties to inhibit vomiting and nausea.
There are also studies that show that doctors can use cannabis for treating glaucoma and asthma. Although cannabis has been around for thousands of years, there hasn’t been adequate research on this substance. The primary reason is due to the criminal classification of marijuana.