Weed which is also known as marijuana is a mixture of dried leaves, flowers and stems which come from a plant called Cannabis sativa. The main part of Cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly referred to as THC. THC is mostly responsible for the effects of marijuana. It is a type of cannabinoid which acts on the cannabinoid receptors inside the nerve cells in our brains.
Weed has over 150 slang names. Some of the more commonly used ones are pot, grass, dope, hash, draw, widow, blow, ganja and Mary Jane. Weed is ranked as one of the most popular illegal drugs in the world. Although in some countries it is legal to possess weed. Some of the most common ways to take weed are:
Some of the most common reasons people smoke weed is because it lifts their mood and relaxes them, relieving them of any stress they might be having. It also helps with depression. People smoking weed feel euphoric and get hallucinations. A person shouldn’t driver or study after smoking. The effect of smoking weed usually last for two to three hours and peak within thirty minutes. If compared to other drugs then weed is less addictive. But if you are a regular smoker then the chances of you being addicted to weed become high. Some of the negative effects of smoking weed are:
Regular smoking of weed could lead to it’s addiction. People who get addicted to marijuana and try to stop its usage show aggressive behaviours, tend to be irritated easily, become sleepless, lose their appetite and also face anxiety problems. There is no medication for treating people addicted to marijuana. They mostly seek professional help. Smoking weed also has some positive effects like it helps those suffering from depression by elevating their mood and relaxing them, weight loss and also helps diabetes patients by making the body take insulin easily.
Those who are new to weed aren’t familiar with the slangs used. One of the most common slang is how many grams are in an eighth. An eighth of weed is 3.5 grams or you could also say ⅛ of an ounce of weed is 3.5 grams.