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Hello, Do You Speak Cannabis?

Cannabis Words To Know Going Forward

Posted by:
Reginald Reefer on Wednesday Mar 22, 2017

Hello, Do You Speak Cannabis?

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Ok, so you want to be on the same page as all the other stoners. Just referring to the green plant as pot or weed or ganja or even just marijuana doesn’t cut it any more. To really understand the complexity of this plant, you need to do some research and study up on it. Gone are the days where smoking a joint was just that. Maybe we at least knew the difference between Sativa and Indica, but it is clear as daylight that there are different strains to think of and then there are also the mentioning of THC, CBD, terpenes and more cannabinoids to think of.



So let us look at some jargon to uplift our knowledge a bit.


Sativa – Loves warm weather and grow best in Africa and South Asia. The sativa plant normally gets associated with energy and happy times. Fun times are remembered when inducing cannabis sativa.


Indica – is found more in India or Pakistan where the climate is more temperate but it is also more bushy and thick. It produces rather a narcotic heavy effect and is very good for reducing pain. It also helps you to sleep better.


Ruderalis- Yes, it is not so well known and is found in the Himalayas, Eastern Europe and Siberia. This plant is smaller than the other two and is more used for medicinal purposes. It has very little THC and doesn’t really produce a psychoactive effect.


Cannabinoids – The more the cannabis plant is studied, the more knowledge is gained about the potency of cannabinoids. It truly is the building blocks of cannabis and the more cannabis is accepted in the public eye, the stronger position cannabinoids will take in promoting the plant. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in cannabis and are responsible for the effect it has on our system.


At the moment there are at least 85 known cannabinoids discovered by scientist, but almost monthly that number can increase. As all living things have a cannabinoid system, cannabinoids interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in us and it produces the effect we feel or need for healing and whatnot. There are currently CB1 and CB2 receptors and the skin by itself has a cannabinoid system too. There are way too many cannabinoids to be discussed here but a few could at least be touched:



THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)THC is the psychoactive component that produces the high feeling when smoked or eaten. It also cures cancer, is a very good pain reliever and act as an anti-depressant and anti-oxidant to name but a few.


CBD (Cannabidiol) - CBD has amazing medicinal benefits and is becoming more and more known and sought after. It is children-safe as it doesn’t produce the high feeling of THC. It has no psychoactive components. It also cures cancer and has incredible effects on Epilepsy and autism. It also acts as a bone growth stimulant, but can also just as THC, be used as an anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant. It reduces organ rejection and inhibits tumor growth and has amazing effects on lupus. It also is good for people suffering from psoriasis and acts as an anti-spasmodic.



CBN (cannabinol) - is a psychoactive byproduct of degrading THC and acts as a sedative. It is also a very good aid for people suffering to sleep and could be used as an anti-inflammatory as well. It furthermore stimulates appetite and is anti-convulsive.


CBG (Cannabigerol) - this non-psychoactive cannabinoid is rather found in Hemp and is used to treat glaucoma and also inflammatory bowel disease. It also decreases muscle tension and anxiety.


CBC (Cannabichromene) - CBC is the second highest discovered cannabinoid and is anti-viral and also a pain reliever. In fact, CBC is likely to contribute to the overall analgesic properties of Cannabis.




Terpenes- All around us we encounter terpenes, we just don’t know it. Terpenes are the hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of all plants and even some insects. Terpenes are responsible for the sharp smell of our kitchen herbs and coffee. Terpenes are also the building blocks of the essential oils that give cannabis its distinct smell. The different smells of cannabis we encounter come from the terpenes. Terpenes alone is a whole new study because there are many terpenes each with a distinct smell that bring a different flavor or aroma to what we smoke or what we use in edibles.



Cannabis is really too complex to understand fully in just one article and self-study is almost mandatory if you are serious about it. Even recreational cannabis has come to new levels of understanding and recreational jargon should be left for another time.


For a while now a new world has opened where it comes to understanding all the benefits of Cannabis. It is mind blowing that all these marvelous perks have been kept away from the public eye.








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