Curious About Cannabis?
Does Holding In a Hit Get You More High?
I hear from time to time that holding in a hit as long as you can will get you way more high. This isn’t true however, roughly 95% of the THC is absorbed in our systems within seconds of inhaling the hit.
Is There a Way to Reduce My High Quickly?
Everyone hates when they reach the phase of “too high”. Which is common if your just starting out. The effects of cannabis to some are over-whelming but don’t be discouraged. There are three ways that may calm your high: drink very cold water or juice, eat spicy food, or eat a citrus fruit. Some fruits contain terpenes that curb unwanted effects. The most effective way to get rid of a high is patience.
Is Cannabis Addictive?
No. Although, it may be possible for someone to develop a fetish to smoke but none of the properties in cannabis are physically addictive like other drugs (opiates, meth, or heroin) that cause severe symptoms after continued use. When the brain is dealing with stress the brain looks for pathways to relieve it and cannabis can fill this pathway.
How Did Cannabis Become So Potent?
Before legalization most of the cannabis brought into the United States was smuggled in from Columbia. It was a mixture of buds, flowers, leaves, and stems. The potency of cannabis has become much stronger since then. The 1970’s to present knowledge on cannabis continues to grow. Today’s cannabis is 3x stronger.
Can I Exercise While High?
Yes, there can be many great benefits to exercising while high. Consuming cannabis raises metabolism, improves muscle recovery, and increases endurance. THC calms cannabinoid receptors in our brain which reduces anxiety and improves stamina. Remember to always be careful.
How Did Cannabis Come To Be Known As Marijuana?
Going back to the 19th century, “cannabis” was used by Americans when referring to the plant, big pharmaceutical companies used it in medicines sold in the US to treat insomnia, migraines, and rheumatism. There were many scientific journals published discussing therapeutic benefits of cannabis from 1840-1910.
In 1910, The Mexican Revolution happened and due to the war peasants migrated to the US border states. They brought with them what they called “marijuana”
The first US cities to outlaw cannabis were border states, Supposably El Paso, Texas was the first US city to put a ban on cannabis. El Paso approved a measure that prohibited the sale or possession of the drug in 1914. By 1930, 29 states ban cannabis after media headlines said “Murder weed found up and down coast” and “Loco weed now cultivated and smoked in cigarettes”
But marijuana became the name of cannabis due to Harry Anslinger the director of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. His goal was to place a federal ban on cannabis. His federal campaign against cannabis started with a report titled “Marijuana: Assassin of Youth” in 1937. During his testimony he said many things like “Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind,” and “Most marijuana smokers are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana use.”
In 1937 Congress approved the Marijuana Tax Act, which criminalized “marijuana” possession throughout the US.