Cannabis Basics

What is cannabis?

The term “Cannabis” is a catch-all phrase for a family of plants including many different plant species. This includes Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica, the two commonly used strains for both recreational and medicinal purposes. The sativa species originates from Africa, the Caribbean and South America whereas indica originates from regions within Afghanistan and Pakistan. Cannabis producers can cultivate hybrids and thus create plants with various genetic properties. Hybrids may continue to be genetically crossed to produce unique and desired combinations of compounds. As such, it is important to understand the product you are consuming as each product may produce different effects based on its properties.

What is a cannabinoid?

Plants naturally produce a variety of compounds based on their biology – a simple example being chlorophyll, which gives leaves a green color. The Cannabisplant is unique in that it produces over 100 compounds called cannabinoids which are the chemicals that attract us to its medicinal and recreational effects. THC and CBD are both cannabinoids, and as such, are specifically responsible for producing effects on the human mind and/or body when consumed in a cannabis product. These compounds are the most widely discussed, researched and understood characteristic of the cannabis plant.

What is THC?

THC, or ‘tetrahydrocannabinol’ is one of many chemical compounds produced naturally by cannabis plants. THC is a psychoactive chemical, meaning it can alter your state of mind and produce a ‘high’ feeling. The concentration of THC in dried cannabis can range from less that 1% to as much as 30%. The potency of THC combines with the plant strain, consumption form (i.e. edible, smoking, vaporizer) and a person’s physiology (i.e. may include a person’s health, diet, physical build/stature etc.) are all aspects that impact the effect THC has on the mind and body. Experiences will vary from person to person and depends on a variety of interacting conditions.

What is CBD?

The term “Cannabis” is a catch-all phrase for a family of plants including many different plant species. This includes Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica, the two commonly used strains for both recreational and medicinal purposes. The sativa species originates from Africa, the Caribbean and South America whereas indica originates from regions within Afghanistan and Pakistan. Cannabis producers can cultivate hybrids and thus create plants with various genetic properties. Hybrids may continue to be genetically crossed to produce unique and desired combinations of compounds. As such, it is important to understand the product you are consuming as each product may produce different effects based on its properties.

What forms (products I can buy) is CBD found in?

Due to CBD’s non-psychoactive property, it has entered the market in a variety of safe and easy to use forms. Besides ground dried cannabis flowers, this includes products such as oils, topical treatments (creams, ointments), nasal sprays, edibles, and vaporizer liquids, to name a few. Just like essential oils, CBD oil is a concentrated extract of the cannabis plant often taken orally.

What forms (products I can buy) is THC found in?

Due to THC’s psychoactive property – meaning its ability alter the state of mind and produce a ‘high’ feeling – products containing this chemical are popular for recreational use and appear in many forms. Ground dried cannabis flowers, which is perhaps the most widely recognized form, is used for inhalation via combustion of paper and flame, pipe or water pipe. Apart from this form, THC can be found in several products that when consumed can produce a high, which is different to products containing CBD, where no high effect is felt. This includes edibles, nasal sprays, and vaporizer liquids. Many other forms exist, such as lozenges and suppositories. These forms are still being researched and are not currently sold in Ontario.

Why do people Use cannabis recreationally?

The term “Cannabis” is a catch-all phrase for a family of plants including many different plant species. This includes Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica, the two commonly used strains for both recreational and medicinal purposes. The sativa species originates from Africa, the Caribbean and South America whereas indica originates from regions within Afghanistan and Pakistan. Cannabis producers can cultivate hybrids and thus create plants with various genetic properties. Hybrids may continue to be genetically crossed to produce unique and desired combinations of compounds. As such, it is important to understand the product you are consuming as each product may produce different effects based on its properties.

What is the most common reason/condition that CBD is used for, and why?

One of the most common conditions that people alleviate by using CBD products is anxiety. However, ‘anxiety’ is a very multi-faceted condition that varies due to countless reasons. Many people turn to a CBD product as a means of weaning themselves off prescription drugs. It is an attractive alternative to using synthetic medicine such as valium. CBD is used as an anti-anxiety aid as it causes a calm, relaxing feeling which improves overall mood and can even improve sleep quality.

What does a ‘CBD body high’ feel like?

Introducing CBD into the body will not produce the same mind-altering effects as compared to THC. This is because CBD has a different chemical composition and is unable to bind with the same receptors in the brain as THC does. It is scientifically impossible to get the same high feeling with CBD alone. The feeling associated with CBD can be described as a subtle but pleasant numbing of the body resulting in increased relaxation, alertness and mindfulness. This effect depends on the CBD content in the product you consume.

What are differences in a ‘CBD body high’ based on CBD content?

The concentration of CBD in cannabis typically ranges from 1 to 4% but can also reach as high as 15%. It is the higher CBD content strains that are specifically used to alleviate or suppress affects caused by certain medical conditions. Taken at a low dose, CBD will have more of an ‘alerting’ effect, causing feelings of increased relaxation and mindfulness (increased optimism, clarity etc.)  High doses cause more of a ‘sedative’ effect, like a numbing sensation in the body. It is here that the medicinal application of CBD is apparent. When taken at its appropriate does, it can produce anti-inflammatory benefits, reduce anxiety/depression, reduce nausea and vomiting, and reduce severity of muscle spasms/seizures.

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