Is Weed a Drug?

Is Weed a Drug?

Weed is a colloquial word for marijuana—-dried leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers from the Cannabis Sativa plant. Other names for marijuana include herb, grass, Mary Jane, ganja, and pot. So, people may often refer to weed or marijuana using any of this slang.

So, is weed a drug? Certainly. 

But not harmful or habit-forming like opioids or cocaine. However, it still possesses some mind-altering capabilities, such as being linked with them. It has a variety of components, including delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, and cannabidiol. Cannabis is a complex plant, and many consumers much prefer it. 

Cannabis sativa has about 426 chemical entities, with over 60 being cannabinoid compounds. THC in cannabis contains mind-altering chemicals and extracts, and next to alcohol and tobacco, cannabis follows.

Marijuana legalization in Canada permits the use for medical or adult recreational activities. On October 17, 2018, the government legalized and regulated the use of cannabis for people over 18. The legalization was done nationwide with the act making Canada the second country to formally legalize possession, cultivation, and acquisition, and cannabis consumption and its by-product. 

The legalization is accompanied by regulation similar to that of alcohol in Canada, placing restrictions on its production, consumption, distribution, and sale times. With the development, cannabis possession was delisted for personal consumption from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. However, violators who supply the products to minors or are of impairment while driving a vehicle will face taxation and heavy punishments if convicted. People who have attained the legal age to use cannabis can possess up to 30 grams of the legal cannabis products, which they may also share with other adults. And they may grow as many as four cannabis plants per household.

Since the legalization of cannabis products in Canada, the number of stores has increased to over 3,000, while edibles are estimated to be worth $1.6 billion (Canadian dollars) per year.

How Do People Use Weed?

Marijuana is often smoked in hand-rolled cigarettes, water pipes (bongs), or pipes. Some opt to smoke it in blunts. Blunts are emptied cigars or those whose tobacco has been evacuated and replaced with marijuana. Some use tobacco leaf wrappers for it. 

Some prefer to use vaporizers to avoid inhaling smoke. Vaporizer users can use the device to pull the active ingredients (including THC) from the marijuana and pull their vapor into a storage unit—some use liquid marijuana extract. But then, instead of inhaling smoke, they inhale the vapor.

Consumers also mix marijuana in foods and drinks, including cookies, brownies, and brews as tea or candy. In addition, more people are now using it by eating different forms of THC-rich resins. 

We at KJ’s Cannabis run the first and leading legal weed dispensary, servicing Terrace, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, and Smithers regions since June 19, 2019. We deliver a wide range of products to consumers, including indicas, sativas, hybrids, CBD oils, cannabis-infused capsules, and a huge Cannabis selection and laboratory-tested products.

Our wide variety of CBD Gems and cannabis products are available through the BC Liquor and Cannabis Distribution Branch. 

What Are The Benefits of Using Weed?

Medical cannabis can treat different health conditions. Cannabidiol can treat certain forms of severe epilepsy, and dronabinol can address vomiting and nausea caused by cancer chemotherapy. And also, anorexia is associated with weight loss in AIDS patients. In general medicinal cannabis will provide its consumer with an enhanced sense of mental and physical relaxation, improved appetite, pain reduction, and improved sleep patterns. 

Despite criticism against Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cannabis, it offers many health benefits, including brain cell protection, nausea and vomiting, pain relief, promoting sleep, and treatment Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Cannabidiol (CBD), which is the other popular component of the cannabis plant, also offers amazing benefits. Some of its huge benefits include Offsetting Anxiety and Depression, treating select epilepsy syndromes, alleviating Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) symptoms, easing diabetic complications, and protecting against neurological disease.

You may check our store locations to see a wide collection of high-quality cannabis products.

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