This entry was posted by Rip Saunders on October 25, 2016 at 2:53 pm
The Medical Uses of CBD are Numerous
The active compound in hemp is commonly referred to as cannabidiol or CBD which is unique in a sense that unlike THC, it is not psychoactive in nature and hence enables you to avoid getting high. This difference is primarily due to THC acting directly to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in order to stimulate them while CBD holds a rather indirect action on the receptors
What is the difference between THC and CBD?
The mode of action of CBD is remarkably different as compared to THC since it is not involved in direct stimulation of the aforementioned receptors. The primary impact of CBD is caused on other receptors such as Serotonin, Adenosine, and vanilloid.
5 Ways to Use Marijuana Without Smoking
As cannabis becomes more and more normalized and accepted in society, we are becoming more and more aware of the medicinal benefits of medical marijuana. But whats not so good for you? Smoking marijuana.
The combustion of cannabis fills your lungs with toxic compounds and irritants. Furthermore, it feels terrible in your throat, and although it gets you high quickly, it only lasts for an hour or two. So, we decided to share with you 5 other ways of consuming marijuana; so you get the medical benefits, but not the negative side effects.
1. Use Vaporizers
Vaporizers are so amazing because they reduce the smoke intake by up to 95%! Because the marijuana is burned at a lower temperature, there are much lower levels of tar and carcinogens that enter your body.
Additional perks: there is less resin buildup, so you can keep your pearly whites and you dont get that nasty burnt taste like you did from the bong in college, plus there are some pretty classy vapes out there so you can use in style!
Overall, experts agree that using a vaporizer is the healthiest way to consume marijuana.
2. Eat Edibles
Not only is this method more fun and enjoyable than smoking marijuana, it also saves your lungs and throat from all that coughing.
You can either buy edibles that are already made (from candy to baked goodies), or make them yourself to do so, youll want to buy cannabis infused oil or butter.
Keep in mind though that it does take much much longer for you to feel edibles, so start with small doses and make sure that you dont take too much!
3. Apply Topicals
With medical marijuana topicals, there is no risk for any potential psychoactive reactions, because they only work on your muscles and skin, not your mind. These products include lotions, salves, and creams and can relieve physical pain and reduce inflammation.
Topicals can also be used to speed up the healing time for small injuries such as: cuts, insect bites, and sunburns.
4. Use Tinctures & Tonics
Most people have never heard of tinctures, but ironically, they used to be one of the most common and trendiest ways of consuming marijuana. Tinctures are alcohol extractions of the cannabis plant and still contain all 80 of the essential cannabinoids, despite the extraction process being cheap and efficient. Furthermore, similarly to topicals, there is very little risk for users to experience any psychoactive effects, and you can have better dosage control. Therefore, there will not be a big high to wait for, like youd experience with edibles.
The best way to use tinctures is to place a few drops underneath your tongue or you can put a pinch in coffee or even apply it directly to your skin.
Those that find tinctures to be most beneficial are patients undergoing chemotherapy, treating muscle spasms and cramping and even epilepsy.
If you want to keep it simple, you can pour hot water directly over the plant and let it steep for about a half an hour. You can also make cannabis coffee or chai tea! If you are more into the sodas you can even purchase Canna Cola who sells a variety of flavors, from grape ape to orange krush.
These alternatives are great for those who do not want the negative side effects of smoking marijuana. This is very appealing for a different crowd that does not want to be attached to the stigma of being a stoner, including: mothers, grandmothers, professionals and more.