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What is Cannabis?

Cannabis is a plant consumed for its effects on the mind and body

Cannabis is a plant commonly used for recreational or medicinal purposes and is often referred to as pot, ganja, herb, reefer, Mary Jane, bud, dank (yes, it’s a plant of many nicknames). The flowers and leaves of the plant are used for their ability to cause effects on the mind and body including eurphoria, relaxation, a sense of well-being, and heightened sensory experiences. The main psychoactive part of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is used for both medicinal purposes and as a recreational drug.

How is Cannabis Consumed?

Cigarette

Smoking

Vape

Vaping

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Eating

Drink

Drinking

 

Cannabis Plants and Effects

While there are many different strains of cannabis, they are all derived from two major types of cannabis plants: Sativa and Indica. Hybrid, as the name suggests, is a combination of Sativa and Indica.

Sativa
Typically uplifting, cerebral high, energetic and focused.
Indica
Tends to produce calming, euphoric, relaxing and mildly sedative effects.
Hybrid
Mix of Sativa and Indica to produce desired effects of both plants.

Where Cannabis Affects the Brain

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