When you smoke these strains, you’re not really inhaling the marijuana plant. You’re actually getting a dose of THC and other cannabinoids in your lungs. The reason why we call cannabis “weed” is because it’s so easy to grow that anyone can do it. It has no hardiness requirements, and it doesn’t need any special care (other than sunlight). If you have an indoor space with enough natural light, you can even start growing it indoors.
The word “high” comes from the fact that when people consume cannabis they typically feel high. This is due to its chemical composition. Cannabinoids are organic compounds found naturally in plants. They act as both stimulants and sedatives, which makes them great for pain relief. And since they bind to receptors on cells in our bodies, they can cause powerful effects. But what exactly happens to your body when you take weed?
Marijuana contains about 300 different chemicals, but only one — tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC — is responsible for giving users a psychoactive reaction. When you smoke too much of it, you’ll get a euphoric feeling similar to that of being drunk.
THC works by binding to cannabinoid receptors on our nervous system. These sites are like locks that open when THC binds to them. The more THC you ingest, the higher your level will be of these receptors. At this point, you’ll experience a “high.”
Some people describe the sensation as “stoned,” while others say it feels like there’s a big ball inside their head. For some, it’s a calming effect, while others feel energetic. Your reaction depends on many factors, including how often you use marijuana and if you’ve had any alcohol before you smoked.
If you’re new to smoking weed, your first few times might be pretty strange. As you become accustomed to taking larger amounts, you’ll eventually find yourself reaching for increasingly larger hits each time. Once you do, you’ll know the feeling well.
How Long Does THC Take To Work On Me?
There’s a lot of misinformation out there about how long it takes for THC to work on you. First, remember that THC does not stay in your blood stream very long. While you may feel the effects after smoking it, it won’t last very long. So don’t wait around for hours. You should take another hit within 20 minutes and then go back to relaxing and enjoying life.
Second, there is no set amount of time for someone to get high. The amount of THC you consume affects how quickly you’ll feel the effects. A person who smokes 2 grams of THC per day will feel the effects sooner than a person who smokes 4 grams of THC per day.
Finally, everyone reacts differently to the same dosage. It’s impossible to say how long it will take your body to process any given amount of THC. However, it usually takes anywhere from 30 seconds to two hours to feel the effects of a single joint. Smoking weed multiple times throughout the day can make it harder to determine how it’s affecting you.
Anecdotally, I can tell you that it’s very difficult to overdose on THC. Ingesting it in food or drink is dangerous because it could result in vomiting and possibly death. And I’m sure you’ve heard stories of people trying to overdose on marijuana edibles, thinking that they were eating something harmless.
In my opinion, the best way to safely enjoy the benefits of marijuana is to simply smoke less. It’s also important to know that if you use marijuana daily over several years, you will build up a tolerance for it. If you stop using it for a while, you’ll want to give your body a chance to clear itself of THC before you start again.
Why People Get Addicted To Marijuana
Many people smoke marijuana every day, and it seems like a perfectly normal thing to do. However, addiction is a serious problem that plagues the world. Here’s a brief explanation of why people get addicted to marijuana.
Marijuana is known to produce mild euphoria. This is why some people use it recreationally, but others use it as a form of self-medication, especially with depression. Since marijuana produces euphoria, it can temporarily lift a person’s mood. But when the highs wear off, the user experiences a severe crash that leaves him or her feeling depressed.
This cycle repeats itself until the user becomes dependent on marijuana. He or she needs the substance just to feel good. Without it, he or she feels awful. Because marijuana is illegal and stigmatized, addicts can easily hide their habit from family and friends. This means they don’t have to deal with the consequences of their actions.
Is That What Makes People Crazy From Marijuana?
It’s true that marijuana can cause psychosis, paranoia, anxiety, and depression. Although some people abuse marijuana, most users are able to use it responsibly without experiencing any negative side effects. However, if you smoke too much, your brain can begin to malfunction.
People who are highly sensitive to marijuana can develop anxiety and paranoia. Chronic users sometimes experience hallucinations. Some people have reported seeing animals or insects flying around their houses.
On the other hand, some people don’t experience any symptoms at all. One study found that people who used marijuana regularly did not show signs of mental illness.
However, it’s still a very bad idea to smoke weed, especially in combination with other substances such as alcohol. This can lead to a greater risk of overdosing and developing a dependency.
Consequences Of Using Too Much Weed
Using too much marijuana isn’t healthy. It can cause health problems ranging from nausea to memory loss. These risks increase significantly if you combine marijuana with other drugs or alcohol.
Although these risks aren’t immediate, they can occur later in life. For example, people who smoke a lot of pot as teenagers are more likely to suffer from lung cancer decades down the line.
As you can see, consuming too much marijuana isn’t worth the potential health problems. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about becoming addicted to weed. This is because it’s very difficult to become physically dependent on marijuana.
But it is possible to become psychologically dependent on it. You can become addicted to marijuana if you use it frequently for years. Many people who abuse marijuana have trouble controlling themselves once they start. Because marijuana is illegal, it’s often easier to purchase it illegally rather than buy it legally.
That makes it more accessible to those with addictive personalities. The more you use marijuana, the more it controls you. Eventually, you might find it almost impossible to live without it.