Cannabis Effect: better Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica or Hashish?
Welcome everyone to this new article from our Marijuana curiosity space: what is the Cannabis effect, and what is the difference between Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica? Let’s find out together!
Cannabis cultivation, drying and decarboxylation
Once you have waited for the long cannabis cultivation period, which runs between the germination of the Cannabis seeds, the vegetative phase, the initial flowering phase and the final flowering phase of the Cannabis, after the fateful Cannabis Harvest you will have to wait for the complete Marijuana drying and its correct Cannabis cure and storage, to be able to experience its true effects!
This is a mandatory step, since raw or fresh Cannabis is not able to give any psychoactive effect to the human being, since THC, the organic compound present within the trichomes, as well as the main active ingredient in Marijuana, it will still be in acid form, and will have to go through proper drying in order to give its famous effects while keeping its aromas clean in the final decarboxylation process!
Marijuana Decarboxylation Process
Cannabis decarboxylation is a very important process to be able to experience its characteristic effects, and it can occur mainly in three ways:
- burning at very high temperatures, as in the case of joints, bongs and chilum
- cooking at lower temperatures but for longer
- bringing the vapor of vaporizers to the ideal temperature: 205 ° Celsius!
Effects of Cannabis
Whether you’ve decided to roll a joint or fill a bong bowl with weed, bake some adorable Marijuana muffins, or use your sophisticated vaporizer to get the cleanest effects and tastes, it doesn’t matter: the effects of cannabis will be felt very soon!
Red eyes, uncontrolled laughter, brilliant intuitions, body warmth, munchies, light hallucinations, more vivid colors, deep introspection, desire to move and talk or a deep and relaxing sleep and many other effects are what awaits those who have decided to undertake this experience!
In fact, through the inhalation of smoke, the first effects begin to arrive a few minutes after the first puff, making the head lighter and the muscles looser. A strong introspection and a different connection with oneself and the surrounding world is what happens in the following moments, depending on the quality of the cannabis variety smoked, the power of THC (and CBD), the mood and atmosphere around. self.
In fact, one’s mood and the company, the place and the harmony of the atmosphere around you are key aspects when taking psychedelic and hallucinogenic substances, although Marijuana is considered a very mild hallucinogen. The effects of smoked cannabis peak after 30-45 minutes, and then tend to subside after an hour and a half or two, disappearing completely after 3-4 hours. This makes it the most proven psychedelic in the whole world in the entire history of the human being!
If, on the other hand, you have decided to ingest Cannabis through a good cooking recipe with Marijuana, you will get the first effects within 30-60 minutes, depending on whether you have a full stomach before ingestion or not, and they will disappear after 6-8. hours. The quantity and quality of the Marijuana used will also play its part, as if the THC of the strain used is high, the effects will be very, very intense, literally closing your eyes to reveal a new world!
The effects of ingested Cannabis are more or less identical to the effects of smoked Marijuana, they will simply be more psychedelic and introspective, tracing the true effect of the ingested Cannabis variety! The staff of Annibale Seedshop does not recommend the ingestion of THC-based products to all consumers with little or no experience, as the effect is much more intense and long-lasting, lasting (depending on the dose taken) even beyond 12 hours. !
The big difference between taking Marijuana by smoking it and eating it is only one: by smoking one realizes almost immediately if one has exaggerated and when the effect is no longer pleasant, causing the user to stop immediately. Otherwise, by eating Cannabis you run the risk of taking too much of it without realizing it, continuing to eat it (also because attracted by the wonderful taste of chocolate with grass or Hashish), with non-fatal consequences, but equally really not very funny or pleasant: take our word for it!
Lavender Muffin F1 by Annibale Genetics is a great strain for making delicious tantalizing desserts with Cannabis!
What is THC?
Who hasn’t heard of the famous THC ..?!
THC is the main organic compound contained within the trichomes, as well as the most important active ingredient of the Cannabis plant for the activation of Cannabinoid receptors, small spaces located in various fields of our brain, which science is still today. studying to understand more about their own functioning, and the interaction they have with the THC molecule.
THC is the main responsible for the effects of Marijuana, which determines the main sensations that the user feels after taking Cannabis. CBD (Cannabidiol), famous and important antagonist, and the various cannabinoids such as CBG (Cannabigerol) and CBN (Cannabinol) should also be taken into account.
What is CBD?
CBD is the second main active ingredient present inside the trichomes, the glands placed on the surface of the flowers and leaves closest to them (Sugar Leaves), with which Hashish is obtained.
Although less appreciated and still little studied, CBD interacts with THC and its effect, shaping some aspects such as intensity and duration. It would therefore seem that, although CBD is poorly valued by the smoking community for being ineffective, this still plays a fundamental role in the actual effect produced by THC. But not only CBD would seem to have this part in the scene …
What are Terpenes and Flavonoids?
Terpenes (and Flavonoids) are highly volatile organic chemicals that also reside within the trichome glands in the female cannabis plant. Terpenes are the main responsible for the smells of Cannabis, distinguishing the numerous varieties from main aromatic spectra, the result of potentially infinite combinations of aromas.
It will surprise you to know that the Terpenes of Cannabis are the same as found in all other plants, fruits and herbs in the world. However, what distinguishes Cannabis from other plant species is precisely the fact that it is the plant in nature with the most aromas, passing from extremely sweet and honey aromas to more delicate shades of cream, cream and gradually more fruity such as lemon, orange, grapefruit. , red fruits, blueberries … and so on.
You can also find complex aromatic spectra that can be or seem unpleasant: only once the cannabis is well matured, properly dried, cured, and finally smoked will you be able to understand the true taste of the marijuana strain!
Then there are varieties of Marijuana with more varied terpene mixes, which create highly sought after and extremely complex flavors, such as strawberry, cherries, biscuits, gas, diesel, green apple, and others. In the Annibale Genetics team we are working to bring these fantastic aromas to users all over the world!
Do Terpenes interact with the effect of THC?
It would seem that, from the latest scientific research carried out in recent years by the major universities and medical-scientific journals, the Terpenes of Cannabis are able to interact with the effect of THC, opening up scenarios that are still completely unexplored in the scientific field. Yes, terpenes modulate the effect of Marijuana!
Cannabis Sativa Effects
After decades of reckless cannabis genetics, thousands of marijuana strains have been experimented with, and all older smokers have discovered through their experience that the effect of weed changes depending on the variety, which reflects a certain percentage of characters in its genes. of Cannabis Sativa or Indica.
The effect of Cannabis Sativa is certainly more suitable for the day, with euphoric, psychedelic effects, more psychological and mental than physical, and a strong energy that characterizes the effect. If taken late in the evening, it can lead the consumer not to sleep for a few hours.
An excellent Sativa strain, very colorful and sweet, is our Jack Cloudwalker F1; for true sativa lovers, we also have the legendary Buddha’s Temple, with traces of the original William Wonder in his DNA!
The Sativa effect is the one most sought after by most of the gaming consumers in the world!
Cannabis Indica Effects
The effects of Cannabis Indica are much better known and identifiable in common street herbs. with effects that outrage and narcotize, Cannabis Indica is the quality of herb most recommended to users for medical purposes, due to its strong sedative and narcotic effect, very similar to opium and hashish.
Cannabis Indica is recommended for use in the evening, after work, in front of a good movie on your comfortable sofa! You can find out more about the difference between Cannabis Sativa VS Cannabis Indica in this article!
One of our spectacular Indica strains that we want to recommend is the perfect “Firstclass F1“, able to take you off in first class to the most remote destination!
Hashish, a category that in the new millennium includes Kief, extracts such as Rosin, oil and simple “Hash”: everything derives from the trichome glands of Hemp plants.
The effects of Hashish are more intense and physical, characterized by greater introspection, which often draws a profound philosophical thought. The muscles of the body relax more easily, stress and anxiety decrease, and sleep is what can conclude the excellent effect of good Hashish. Moroccan, Afghani, Lebanese, Indian, Nepalese and Pakistani hashish are noteworthy.
Did you know that the famous Queen Elizabeth herself treated menstrual pain with excellent Hashish chocolates ?!
How to make Hashish
Hashish is derived from the trichome isolation process, which can occur mainly in five ways:
- Physical sieve: the grass and waste such as sugar leaves are passed through a sieve with fine mesh, which obtains a very fine powder which, once compressed, forms the classic Hashish touch
- By hand: Rubbing your hands on the almost (or fully) ripe inflorescences of live Cannabis plants produces the famous “Charas”, one of the best known, appreciated and sought after smoking qualities in the world!
- Water and ice: the famous name “Bubble Hash” derives from the bubbles of the foam on the surface of the bucket that houses the ice, water and inflorescences (and waste) of Marijuana which, thanks to a centrifugal motion, releases on the bottom of the filter mesh the precious type of Hashish
- Extraction: a gas such as BHO and butane is used to very quickly extract all the trichomes from waste and flowers. It has its own degree of danger.
- Press: This is a new method that has recently been used to very quickly obtain a very oil-like Cannabis extract called “Rosin”. It is highly regarded and produced in California and the rest of the United States of America
See our article about How to make Hash and Cannabis Extracts!
Marijuana VS Hashish Effects
The effect of Marijuana is much more appreciated by users who try cannabis for the first time, being more fun, more complex and more cerebral. However, a large part of regular users report that they prefer a good quality Hashish rather than a great variety of Marijuana. The effect of hash compared to weed is more physical and longer lasting, sometimes intensifying the munchies.
Does smoking marijuana “burn” nerve cells?
Absolutely not! Sporadic use of Cannabis in adulthood does not normally involve any risk for the psychophysical health of the individual.
The theory of the use of cannabis that burns brain cells originated in the headlines in the US in the 1970s. These claims were based on the research of Dr. Robert Heath, a researcher at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans.
The US government funded the cultivation of cannabis in the 1970s so that the effects of the plant could be studied in various institutions in the United States. The effects were studied in animals, and Dr. Heath’s research, conducted in 1974, focused specifically on the effect of cannabis use on rhesus monkeys.
The research was carried out by forcing the monkeys to consume marijuana for the equivalent of 30 joints a day, all for 1 year: it was claimed that after only 90 days the monkeys began to atrophy and die. Dr Robert Heath concluded that brain damage was the cause of the monkeys’ death.
Based on these findings, Ronald Reagan, then governor of California, said that “the most reliable scientific sources say that permanent brain damage is one of the inevitable results of marijuana use.” This famous quote appeared in the Los Angeles Times in 1974 and continued to fuel years of criticism of cannabis and its effects, which we still hear often about today.
Today the infamous Heath / Tulane studio that has been so talked about since 1974 has been widely discredited. After 6 years of constant questioning about the method of conducting the study, it was finally revealed how it really went: Dr. Heath forced his monkeys to consume the equivalent of smoking over 60 joints in just 5 minutes through a gas mask for 3 months, instead of 30 reeds a day for 1 year as he had stated.
Since the monkeys were exposed to such a high amount of cannabis without the simultaneous supply of oxygen, they were essentially suffocated every day for 5 minutes. One of the first consequences of choking is the death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen, which is exactly what Heath observed and wrongly attributed to the effects of cannabis.
Since 1974, two other studies have looked at the effect of cannabis use on monkeys. One study by Dr. William Slikker of the National Center for Toxicological Research and the other by Charles Rebert and Gordon Pryor of SRI International.
Both studies tracked the effects of daily cannabis use on monkeys for a year, and none of them collected evidence that cannabis use caused physical changes in the brain. Ergo: There is no valid scientific research in the world that certifies that cannabis “burns” nerve cells!
Effects of Cannabis on memory
THC interacts on the central nervous system in a very broad way, involving all the main fields of the brain. In particular, the effects of cannabis interact on the functioning of short-term memory, which is triggered more frequently than when no psychotropic substance has been taken.
There have been various studies that report that abuse over many years, especially if done in adolescence, leads to the brain forming differently than those who have not frequently abused using Marijuana throughout their life. This happens with any abuse of any substance, and it is not necessarily a drama. It is reported, in fact, that some areas of the brain are less formed than others, but fields such as creativity and imagination are much more extensive than an ordinary person.
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Greetings from the Annibale Seedshop Team, we look forward to seeing you in our next article on “How to make Hash and Extracts“!
Davide, CEO, Founder and Geneticist