More Cannabis Facts

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1. There are many positive and negative effects that come from using marijuana. The facts about these marijuana effects are often muddled by myths and misinformation that is not backed up by scientific evidence. Sorting out the myths from the facts can be difficult if you do not have access to reliable data. Not having enough information is also an issue, as up until recent years very little scientific research was done on the subject. The growing popularity of medical and recreational use is helping to change this, with new and reliable scientific data coming out about the effects of weed every day.

2. When a person uses cannabis they release cannabanoids into their body. The psychoactive cannabanoid in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. This is what causes the physical and mental effects of marijuana on the user. Normal thc levels in a marijuana plant range from 10 to 15 percent. But with recent advances in the cultivating process these levels have been seen as high as 30 percent. This is a dramatic jump in the plants psychoactive chemicals. Any past research that was done on weaker marijuana may not be a reliable guide for these new powerful strains. Facts about the effects of weed on both sides of the issue have always been questionable, and now more so than now. Information should be read with skepticism and should be backed up with reliable scientific evidence.

3. The one certain fact is that the U.S. government has lied about the harmful effects of marijuana since the beginning of its criminality. They are the very last source of information you would want to turn to for this topic. Whatever their agenda has been for the last 100 years it has certainly not been in the interest of truth and science. One of the most reliable places to find information is in the field of medical marijuana. Several years of research has been done on the beneficial treatments and possible side effects of using weed medicinally. It has been proven to be effective for the treatment of cancer, aids, chronic pain, migraines, and even neurological disorders. In the face of this new evidence 15 states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes. In addition, 5 European countries and Canada have also chosen to legalize marijuana for medical uses.

4. Most of the misinformation regarding marijuana concerns the negative effects of weed. Concerns that have been raised about marijuana include such things as euphoria, anxiety, cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, and depression. But all evidence for these claims is often inconclusive or not scientific. The plant has been proven to have very low toxicity, and no amount of consumption can cause a lethal human dose. If you somehow managed to smoke 100 joints at once, you would have about 1 percent of the toxicity level it would take to kill you. marijuana effects are mild at best, and pose absolutely no threat to long-term human health.

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