Cannabis is an annual flowering plant. Cannabis plants produce chemical compounds called cannabinoids, which create mental and physical effects when consumed. The two main ingredients are ∆-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). There is usually more THC than CBD in the plant; however, different varieties of cannabis can have varying levels of each compound.
Today cannabis can be smoked like traditional tobacco cigarettes or through a pipe. It’s also possible to drink it as tea and bake with it as well. Cannabis has also been found to be extremely beneficial medicinally; the most notable benefits being for those with cancer treatment, AIDS patients, chronic pain and glaucoma. Cannabis can be prescribed medically to alleviate symptoms of a great number of medical conditions.
The most common way to buy weed online is by smoking it in a joint or pipe form mixed with tobacco or another substance such as dried parsley flakes or mint leaves . It can also be smoked in a water pipe with a “bong,” an archaic term for any device that cools smoke before inhalation.
THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid most known for its ability to produce a euphoric state. In addition, marijuana contains high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (also called THC), which is another naturally occurring compound that has been found to have medical benefits such as pain relief, nausea control, and appetite stimulation. Research studies completed at several universities and research centers around the world have shown that use of cannabis may help reduce intraocular pressure (IOP). It is believed that CBD found in cannabis acts directly on the small blood vessels located throughout the eye that produce and maintain the intraocular pressure.
Cannabis use has also been associated with a reduction in the activity of specific genes found within the body’s immune system, specifically cannabinoid receptors of the CB2 type. These receptors are located primarily on immune cells such as macrophages, B-cells and T-cells. By limiting their ability to communicate with other cells through these receptors, the activity of those cells is limited which diminishes specific symptoms related to inflammation from occurring. The cannabinoids found in cannabis seem to mimic the action of endocannabinoids, found naturally within us, which bind to these CB2 receptors on immune cells only when foreign invaders are present.