20 Common Marijuana Questions Answered
Marijuana is one of the most widely used plants in the world, but people often have questions about it. Although some of you might call yourself “marijuana lovers” and others might call yourself “potheads,” there are many people who are undecided about whether or not they want to try marijuana. If you’re one of these people, then this article is definitely for you!
1.What’s the difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana?
Medical marijuana is used to treat specific symptoms of chronic or debilitating diseases, such as cancer, glaucoma, arthritis, chronic pain, and more. On the other hand, recreational marijuana is used for fun, relaxation, and/or general euphoria.
2.Is marijuana addictive?
Yes. Marijuana is addictive — it’s estimated that up to 9 percent of people who try marijuana will become addicted to it. The physical withdrawal symptoms can be difficult, but they’re not dangerous or life-threatening like those caused by opioids.
3.What are some side effects of using marijuana?
Marijuana can cause dry mouth, red eyes, increased heart rate, and increased appetite. You may also experience mood swings, paranoia, hallucinations (seeing things that aren’t there), and difficulty thinking clearly or making decisions clearly (which could be from confusion).
4.What is THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC for short, is the active ingredient in marijuana. It’s the chemical that gives marijuana its psychoactive effects. The higher the levels of THC in a person’s blood, the more likely they are to experience these effects.
5.How long does it take for weed to kick in?
The effects of marijuana can vary according to the strain, the dose, and the method used to consume it. Generally, however, it takes between 30 minutes and 1 hour for a person to feel the effects of cannabis once they have taken it. You may feel lightheaded and giddy, or you could feel energetic and talkative. The more you smoke, the more intense the high will be.
6.Can you overdose on weed?
While it’s possible to overdose on marijuana, it isn’t common — especially when compared with other drugs like alcohol or prescription medication. Still, some people do have mild side effects from using too much cannabis too often (like paranoia). If these symptoms become too severe or last too long, you should seek medical attention immediately.
7.Does smoking marijuana make you hungry?
Yes, it can. Marijuana is an appetite stimulant, which makes you feel hungry. You will have a bigger appetite than usual after smoking weed.
8.Does Marijuana cause brain damage?
Marijuana does not cause brain damage. It does alter brain function, but it does not cause any permanent damage to your brain. People who use marijuana regularly may have cognitive issues with memory, attention, and learning, but there is no evidence that these problems stem from the use of marijuana alone.
9.How long does a high last?
A high from consuming marijuana can last anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on your particular strain, dosage size, and tolerance level. Some people can even feel the effects for up to 12 hours after smoking!
10.What is the difference between indica and sativa?
Indica and sativa are two different types of cannabis plants that produce different effects when consumed. Indicas are generally more sedating, while sativas tend to be more stimulating.
11.Can marijuana use lead to harder drugs?
The short answer is No! but the long answer is more complicated. People who use marijuana often do so in conjunction with other substances like alcohol, cocaine, and heroin. But there’s no evidence that marijuana use directly leads to harder drug use, experts say.
No, you should not smoke Marijuana while pregnant because of the possible side effects on the fetus. The THC present in marijuana may cause negative effects on your baby’s brain development and affect their ability to learn and remember things later in life.
13.What part of the marijuana plant is preferred for smoking?
The leaves and resin glands on the flowering tops are the parts that contain a high concentration of THC, the substance that makes you feel “high” or “stoned.” The leaves and resin glands are also known as buds and flowers, respectively.
14.Why does marijuana make people laugh, smile, and giggle?
Marijuana’s psychoactive effects are caused by THC, which activates cannabinoid receptors in your brain. These receptors are part of our endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate moods and other behaviors.
15.What is a dab, wax, or shatter?
A dab is a concentrated form of cannabis that’s made by heating buds and then inhaling the vapor. It can be smoked alone or combined with other substances such as butane hash oil (BHO). Waxes are similar to dabs but are usually solid at room temperature; they’re usually packaged in containers like tins and wax paper. Shatter is another type of concentrate that’s made by heating marijuana buds in an oven until they turn into a liquid form. It can be smoked alone or mixed with BHO or other substances to make edibles or topical creams for pain relief.
16.How do I store my marijuana?
Your best bet is to keep it in an airtight bag or container. If you don’t have any, you can use a plastic sandwich bag with the corner snipped off. Store your weed in a cool, dark place. Don’t put your buds on top of each other, as this will create moisture and mold. You also want to keep them away from the reach of children, pets, and the rest of your household.
17.How long does marijuana stay in your system?
Marijuana stays in your system for around 2-3 weeks. However, it can stay in your system for as long as 90 days. The amount of time marijuana stays in your system depends on the amount you’ve consumed, how often you consumed it, and other factors.
18.What are the long-term effects of Marijuana?
Marijuana has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, but its effects are still not fully understood. There is some evidence that it may lower the risk of certain cancers and reduce pain due to inflammatory conditions like arthritis or Crohn’s disease. However, the long-term effects are not yet clear and more research is needed before we can say with certainty what benefits or harms it might have.
19.Will I fail a drug test?
Yes! Marijuana can cause positive drug tests for THC (the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis). Cannabis remains detectable in urine for at least a few weeks after use, sometimes even longer depending on the frequency of use. If you’ve been using marijuana regularly your employer may find out if there are any traces in your urine sample, even if you’ve only used it once in a while and stopped for a few days before doing so at work! The best way to avoid this is by being very careful about how much you smoke and how often you’re exposed to THC-containing products such as edibles or concentrates
20.What are some easy ways to consume weed?
Smoking is the most common way to consume marijuana. When you smoke it, the THC gets into your bloodstream quickly, but you also get carcinogenic substances that can stick to your lungs. Bongs are another popular way to consume weed, but they can be expensive and difficult to clean. Vaporizing marijuana is a much cleaner way of getting your dose: You’re not inhaling any smoke or carcinogens at all. But it’s not an easy process — you need a vaporizer that heats marijuana just enough so it turns into vapor without burning it.
We hope that this FAQ will help you get into a better place, marijuana-wise. Whether you’re already thinking of trying marijuana or are just curious about it, we hope to shed some light on common misconceptions. The fact is that many people are intimidated by marijuana and don’t know enough about it — there’s no reason for this to be the case. So if you have any unanswered questions as you enter this little world of ours, just ask them here in the discussion section below, and we’ll be happy to help!