Learning about cannabis

I simply place a few drops under the tongue

When I considered applying for my medical marijuana card, I started researching the potential benefits of cannabis. I wanted to be sure I made the most of the opportunity. It was important to me that I understood the products and chose wisely. In the beginning, I felt completely overwhelmed. I had never heard of most of the terminology and had no clue how cannabis worked within the body. I learned that the human body is made up of an intricate network of receptors, enzymes and endocannabinoids called the Endocannabinoid System or ECS. This system was only discovered a few years ago. Its purpose is to maintain homeostasis. The cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, such as THC and CBD, are very similar to those produced by the body. They are able to interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors found in the brain, immune cells, organs, glands and tissues. The responses of these receptors influence a variety of functions, including reproductivity, mood, learning, sleep and pain. The diversity of cannabis products available at the dispensary offer an incredible possibility for customized treatment. It has taken me a while to sample the different consumption methods and determine what works best for my needs and preferences. I have had good luck with tinctures. They are one of the most discreet and convenient options and provide rapid onset of effects, precise dosing and an especially long shelf-life. They are extremely easy to apply. I simply place a few drops under the tongue. I can also add them to foods or beverages and consume them like an edible for delayed effects. I like that tinctures have less calories than edibles and provide greater versatility.

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