Marijuana herb is a mixture of dried leaves, twigs, flowers and seeds of hemp, which contains many active ingredients. The plant is saturated with the drug delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol especially during the flowering period. Cannabis is also extracted from hashish – a specially processed extract extracted with oil or other substance and stored in this way. Hashish is rare in Georgia. The content of tetrahydrocannabinol in it reaches 40%, while in natural, unselected marijuana it is 0.5-5%, although recently cannabis varieties have been bred that contain tetrahydrocannabinol containing 15-20% or more.
Cannabis grows naturally in Georgia, but the concentration of the drug in it is quite low. Recently, seeds of hybrid varieties have been imported to our country. Hybridization of varieties is particularly intense in countries where marijuana herb is sold freely in coffee shops. The reason is that if a few decades ago it was allowed to sell 30 grams of marijuana to a client at one time, today the amount has been reduced to 5 grams due to the side effects of the drug, and the client is asking for more.
Medical benefits of Marijuana herb
Cannabis, as I told you, contains many active substances, but we are interested in two: delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, which has a narcotic effect, and the non-narcotic cannabidiol – a relatively new substance that has attracted the attention of scientists relatively recently and on which medicine relies.
Tetrahydrocannabinol causes euphoria, elevates mood. It is used effectively to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy, especially nausea and vomiting. Numerous studies have shown that tetrahydrocannabinol and other cannabinoids stimulate appetite, so it is recommended to use them to treat the anorexia associated with AIDS. Its positive effects on depression and apathy have been proven. Therapeutic use of cannabis components has been shown to be effective in some forms of glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases. It is suggested that in the future it will be used to treat addiction to other narcotic-psychotropic substances.
Cannabidiol is considered promising in the treatment of pediatric epilepsy, depression, neurotic registry disorders.
They are actively working on so-called cannabis. On the selection of medicinal varieties in which the content of the drug ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol will be minimized, and the content of the non-narcotic ingredient cannabidiol – will be increased. However, the essence of medical marijuana herb use is for the patient to take it in doses, under the supervision of a doctor, and to avoid its harmful effects as much as possible.
I would like to add that, according to the available data, the healing effect of ordinary cannabis does not yet outweigh the harm caused by its consumption, so the use of marijuana herb (and not its components) is not yet recommended by competent medical organizations such as the World Health Organization and the US Food and Drug Administration. Administration.
Mental Illness Checker
The link between schizophrenia and cannabis use has been explored for many years, mainly on the example of hashish. There were numerous theories. Some argued that hashish was not only the triggering mechanism for schizophrenia and other mental health disorders. Now more research is being done, genetic analysis of people with mental disorders is being conducted, and it has already been proven that when a person has a genetic predisposition to mental illness, a hereditary predisposition, marijuana herb consumption increases the risk of developing this disease. The probability increases even more when the user is a child, teenager or young person.
The fact that marijuana herb causes mental changes is also known to consumers: standard intoxication is followed by euphoria – a feeling of well-being and an unreasonable rise in mood; Impairment of perceptual function: intensification of visual, auditory, olfactory, tactile sensations; An abundance of mental associations, inconsistencies, and leaps and bounds; Changing thinking and memory functions. An example of these changes is atypical drunkenness: after smoking marijuana herb, a person may experience fear, suspicion, and a paranoid reaction – as if being persecuted and being watched. In mild atypical intoxication, most people soon realize that this, if we say slang, is “izmena”, which will pass mostly with intoxication, although it can also lead to panic, and in severe atypical intoxication is not excluded. This condition can be prolonged and become a manifestation of mental illness. According to WHO and other international organizations, marijuana-induced acute mental illness has been particularly prevalent in recent years due to the increased concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol in cannabis and the much wider availability of the drug.