5 Interesting Facts About Cannabis…
An easy-to-read article on some of the most hidden and interesting facts about Cannabis.
With the explosive growth of social media during recent years, it is not coincidental that the support towards the legalisation of cannabis has dramatically increased. A growing amount of testimonials and studies now show the benefits of Cannabis in various forms. Recently, a 3 year old boy with Cerebal Palsy was medically prescribed CBD Oil, which had such a profound effect on him that it went viral!
It can take just a moment, just one fact, to change a persons opinion on Cannabis forever.
Below are 5 interesting facts about Cannabis…
1. The primary cannabinoids in Cannabis, THC and CBD are both cancer killers.
Scientific research taken out in spain suggests the physchoactive incredient in cannabis, THC, actually kills brain cancer cells. Guillermo Velasco claims that cancer cells were killed by applying THC to a cancerous brain tissue. Amazingly all the healthy brain cells were not affected.
According to recent studies, CBD also does the same; two scientists from California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco have demonstrated the ability the cannabinoid has to stop metastasis in multiple kinds of agressive cancer.
2. Cannabis triggers brain cell growth Neurogenesis.
There’s an old wives tail that says cannabis kills brain cells, turns out the old wives were wrong.
Although there is a strong anchor on the cannabis kills brain cells myth, there still seems to be little to no evidence to support the widely believed statement. Recent research proves the complete opposite to the very questionable original study.
A study done in the year 2005 showed cannabinoids ability to encourage neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus. The hippocampus is the region of the brain responsible for mood and memory. The scientists cited anti-anxiety and anti-depressant effects that accompany the neurogenesis. This is the reason why people who live in cannabis friendly places such as California, Colarado and the Netherlands often choose to use cannabis over man made pharmaceutical drugs for a boost in mood. This also backs research that suggests cannabis helps improve cognitive function in bipolar disorder patients which is one of the more interesting facts about cannabis.
3. Suicide rates are lower in places where medical cannabis is available.
A study at the University of Colorado Denver analyzed the suicide statistics before and after the introduction of medical cannabis.
From the study: “Our results suggest that the passage of a medical marijuana law is associated with an almost 5% reduction in total suicide rate, an 11% reduction in the suicide rate of age 20-29 males, and a 9% reduction in the suicide rate of 30-39 males.”
It’s no suprise that this data hasn’t gone mainstream as American people alone are spending around $50 billion a year on psychotherapy, so how much is this industry worth world wide? Im assuming that by allowing people to treat suicidal thoughts and depression with cannabis would result in a lot less profit for the psychotherapy industry.
4. There is no evidence what so ever that cannabis causes lung damage.
Eating and vaporizing is said to be the safest way to ingest cannabis, a large scale study suggests that smoking pure cannabis is harmless too.
Throughout 30 year of studying medical cannabis Doctor Donald P. Tashkin of the UCLA said: “We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with heavier use. What we found instead was no association at all, and even some suggestion of a protective effect.”
This turned out to be another study that supports the notion that cannabis is anti-cancer.
5. There are two completely different types of cannabis, they both have a different effect on the user.
One of the interesting facts about cannabis is that when some people first try cannabis they instantly think that it’s not their cup of tea. And although it may not be for everyone, they might have just tried the wrong type or in many cases they have had too much.
There are hundreds of cannabis strains with names such as “UK Cheese“, “Super Lemon Haze” and “OG Kush”. Each strain fits into one of two categories, “Indica” or “Sativa”. Here is an explanation to show the differences between the two:
The effect a person experiences when smoking an Indica strain is generally known as a ‘body stone’, they can expect to feel tired, laid back and relieved of aches and pains.
When smoking Sativa strains a person can expect to feel high, energetic and giggly. Audio and visual senses are enhanced, they may hear certain sounds in music that they never noticed before and see things in a brighter or different way than usual.
If you are interested in finding out more about cannabis plant types then click here.