Cannabis also is known as hemp or marijuana among other names is a psychoactive drug from the hemp plant containing about 540 chemical substances used mainly for medical or recreational purposes. It can be consumed in various forms, either by smoking or vaping, in the form of edibles like candies or cookies, by injecting, by chewing raw, brewing as tea, taking it as capsules of supplements.
Medically, a person is entitled to consume Marijuana for about 50 times in a lifetime as anything other than this could lead to addiction. It should be noted that with the struggle to make Marijuana legal in most countries, the use of hemp is still considered illegal in some regions, therefore, you should now the rule guiding it wherever you find yourself.
Cannabis is one of the oldest plants in human time, dates back to at least 5000 years. Its history is tied to many iconic time periods. It was recorded to have been an ingredient in a holy anointing oil referenced in the original Hebrew version of Exodus. Ancient Egyptians were said to have used dried cannabis to treat glaucoma and also general inflammation.
Chinese Emperor Fu Hsi called cannabis a popular medicine in 2,900 BC, and the Chinese had identified more than 100 medicinal uses for cannabis by 100 AD.1 Around 1,000 BC, Indians created a drink called bhang, a mixture of dried cannabis, milk, and other ingredients, using it as an anti-phlegmatic and anaesthetic. This drink is still used in India today. Ancient Indians may have also used cannabis as a purported cure for leprosy and dysentery as well as to cure fever, encourage sleep, and improve judgment and cognition. – Medical News today.
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The following among many others can be derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant
- CBD oil
However, addiction is a popular occurrence and can be avoided. Follow medical prescription, try not to use with your own discretion. Do not drive or operate heavy equipment after dosage. If the case of addiction should arise, abstinence is key and seek professional guidance. I hope you found this piece informative. Do not forget to share, like and comment. #IntelNaija
For those who choose to use cannabis, the following are the benefits you stand to gain:
- Relief of chronic pain
- Improvement of lung capacity
- Weight loss
- Regulation and prevention of diabetes
- Fight cancer
- Helps treat depression
- Regulation of seizures
- Mend bones
- Treatment for glaucoma
- Alleviation of anxiety
- Slow development of Alzheimer’s disease
- Dealing with pains linked to the arthritis