Cannabis Sativa or marijuana can be used in the form of smoke, cookies, and beverages. No matter how you use it though, it can have a direct result to the human health. A closer look at its effects to the human body will give us an idea on what to expect from smoking, eating, or drinking pot.
Ever wondered why you feel hungrier during and after a pot session? Munchies are responsible for making us feel hungrier every time we smoke weed. Although it may sound and feel unusual, it’s actually a normal reaction of the body. Ingesting marijuana will give us an increased craving for food during and after we use weed. “Happy” tripping is also experienced whenever we use marijuana.
According to the experts, marijuana intake on a therapeutic level helps in increasing appetite. It is being used on patients who have lost their appetite due to their condition. AIDS and cancer patients are given medicinal amounts of marijuana to stimulate and encourage proper feeding habits.
Studies have shown that marijuana can be compared to oplates when it comes to increasing appetite. The limbic forebrain, hypothalamus and hind brain, stomach and the intestinal tissues are all stimulated whenever a user smokes, eats, or drinks weed.
Marijuana and Our Respiratory System
Despite its medicinal uses, the risks of acquiring respiratory problems by smoking weed is similar to lighting a cigarette. Common problems such as inflammation of the nostrils and lungs, creation of sputum and cough (asthmatic), as well as wheezing can be acquired from smoking either cigarette or weed.
Cannabis intake in the form of food however has shown no clear sign of respiratory problems.
Marijuana and Pregnant Women
According to our resident experts, marijuana should be avoided by the user during pregnancy. In fact, they should consider staying away from the weed as soon as they plan on getting pregnant. Marijuana can have a huge impact on the fertility of both the male and female users. In addition, it can also have a negative effect on pregnancy, on the baby, as well as on the breast milk.
Although it has negative effects to the human body when used improperly, Cannabis Sativa has some promising health benefits. As long as we use it at the right amount, marijuana’s future seems bright in the medicinal field.