Cannabis can create a variety of effects throughout your body. Whether you prefer to smoke or ingest it, you’re sure to feel the effects in a variety of ways. In recent years, there has been a massive demand for new strains that allow you to customize your high. Luckily, growers have been busy creating new and exciting strains to meet the demand.
Cannabis products are made from sativa, indica, or hybrid cannabis plants. Sativa and indica plants can create vastly different highs. Many people prefer hybrid strains that cancel out the adverse effects of each of these plants.
Cannabis Effects On the Body
Consuming cannabis releases cannabinoids and terpenes into your body. These cannabinoids interact with receptors found throughout your nervous system.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) cannabinoids have the unique ability to bind with receptors in the body and create an intoxicating high. Depending on the cannabis strain, this high can be felt in the head and throughout the body.
Types of Highs
Advancements in the genetics agriculture field have greatly benefited the cannabis community. Now growers can create unique designer strains for consumers to choose from. These custom strains can affect the body in specific ways allowing you to create your perfect high.
When THC binds with receptors in the brain, it creates a head high. Sativa strains are known for causing head highs because of their high concentration of THC cannabinoids. Some desired effects from a head-high can include:
- Feeling happy
A body high can create a warm-tingling feeling throughout your body. Indica strains are commonly associated with body highs that induce relaxed and sleepy feelings.
A strong desire to raid the fridge is also associated with indica strains.
Many people prefer hybrid cannabis strains to get a combination high. A 50/50 sativa to indica ratio can provide the best of both worlds.
If you’re looking for a more dominant head high, then you might seek a sativa-dominant strain. On the other hand, if you want more of a body high, you can ask about indica-dominant strains.
Negative Cannabis Effects
Cannabis can create great cerebral and physical effects. However, some people experience adverse effects. These effects usually happen after consuming too much cannabis. An overwhelming high is a common mistake among newcomers to the cannabis community.
Negative effects include:
- Loss of motor skills
- Memory loss
- Heavy couch-lock feeling
The demand for cannabis products is surging in the medical community. Currently, 36 states have legalized medical cannabis. Many people are seeking medical cannabis cards in hopes of relieving a variety of health conditions, including:
- Chronic pain
- Parkinson’s Disease
- PTSD (post-traumatic stress syndrome)
- Irritable bowel syndrome
This list is not comprehensive. You should always seek advice from a medical professional before attempting to self-medicate. In addition, a lot of research is needed to determine the full effects of cannabis on the human body.