Side Effects and Effects on the Body of Cannabis

In previous blog articles, we have summarized the characteristics, benefits, and medical uses of cannabis. While cannabis offers numerous benefits to the body, such as its medical applications and the relaxing effects of CBD, are there any side effects associated with marijuana use? In this article, we will focus on the side effects of cannabis and provide an explanation.

Basic knowledge of cannabis

Cannabis is known by various names such as marijuana, weed, or ganja.

Cannabis contains cannabinoids, with the two most well-known ones being THC and CBD. THC has psychoactive effects and is commonly associated with the “high” feeling, while CBD lacks psychoactive effects and provides relaxation.

Smoking is a common method of consuming cannabis. By smoking, the THC and other chemicals present in cannabis are delivered to the bloodstream through the lungs. Once in the bloodstream, they are quickly transported to the entire body and the brain, resulting in immediate effects. When cannabis is smoked, effects can be felt within 1-2 minutes, including feelings of euphoria, relaxation, heightened sensory perception, increased appetite, and, in some individuals, increased sensitivity or drowsiness.

In recent years, there has been an increase in alternative methods of cannabis consumption, including edibles, beverages, topical creams, and pills. Each method of consumption has its own precautions, and failing to adhere to proper usage and consumption guidelines can have negative effects on the body.

Side effects of cannabis

While cannabis use can produce psychoactive effects and offer feelings of euphoria and relaxation, not everyone experiences these effects. Some individuals may experience negative effects, such as anxiety, panic, or fear. These negative effects are often observed in cases of excessive consumption, inexperienced users, or when the potency of cannabis is too high.

As mentioned earlier, smoking cannabis provides immediate effects within 1-2 minutes, while edibles and other forms of consumption require digestion before the effects reach the entire body. It often takes 45 minutes or longer for the effects to be felt when consuming cannabis-infused food products.

If one consumes cannabis edibles and does not feel the effects immediately, consuming more can lead to overconsumption, which can have adverse effects on the body.

It has been observed that underage individuals who use cannabis or misuse it by not adhering to recommended doses experience a decrease in motor skills, adverse effects on the brain, and impaired driving abilities (slower reaction times, decreased coordination).

In Conclusion

We have provided an explanation of the basic information about cannabis and its potential side effects. While cannabis can have positive effects for medical and relaxation purposes, excessive consumption or prolonged misuse from an early age can have negative effects on the body. Just like alcohol, it is important to adhere to recommended doses and use cannabis responsibly.

Please note that the information provided here is for informational purposes only and does not substitute professional medical advice.

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