Top 4 Cannabis Myths and Facts

Cannabis is a substance that has been put through a lot of condemnation and negative publicity unfairly. While everything has its upsides and downsides, marijuana is always a different case, according to the public’s perception. Due to the publicity, the public understands it as something that only has several disadvantages without any advantage.
The reality, however, is that weed has significant upsides besides the downsides, and it’s unfair that the society often only looks at the downsides rather than every side. The many bad things you hear about marijuana are usually based on just myths and propaganda. Here are the top 5 marijuana myths and facts you need to know;

1. Marijuana Affects Your Mental Stability

fbaisbfeiofawuowowow There has been a common myth that smoking weed degrades your mental stability because the substance supposedly kills your brain cells. We would like to state that that’s a complete hoax.

Fact

After many years of research, the University of Louisville has recently found that cannabis use doesn’t, in fact, murder your brain cells or affect your mental stability. The research validates a 2003 report published by Cambridge University making the same claim.

2. Marijuana Is More Harmful To Your Lungs than Cigarettes

Some people claim that smoking cannabis is worse to your lungs than smoking cigarettes. They are of the opinion that marijuana causes lung problems twice as much as cigarettes. How true is that?

Fact

Marijuana contains fewer chemicals than cigarettes. The substances include cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). On the other hand, smoke contains nicotine, tar, CO2, formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT). These chemicals are more harmful to your lungs than the compounds in marijuana.

3. Marijuana Can Make You Crazy

There is another common myth out there that weed can make someone go crazy. Crazy individuals are many times associated with it—people just think someone is high on weed when they seem to be acting crazy.

Fact

A lot of research has been done to establish the relationship between marijuana and mental health. Up to now, there’s no evidence, showing that the two are related in any way. It is just bad press.

4. Marijuana Makes Sex Uninteresting

Due to propaganda and negative publicity, many people have been made to believe that smoking marijuana affects sexual performance. There are many ads both online and offline warning teenagers that weed makes you antisocial, unable to talk to the girls, and poor in bed.

Fact

According to a particular Canadian based research group, smoking marijuana makes you better in bed. The organization found that more than half of the participants(men and women) who had sex after taking a few puffs of weed reported it as more enjoyable than regular sex.

Conclusion

There is a lot of misleading propaganda in the public domain regarding cannabis. Some people will tell you that marijuana affects your mental stability or damages your lungs twice as much as cigarettes. Others will tell you that it can make you crazy or reduce your sex appetite. But the truth is that none of these claims holds any water.

List of the Latest Countries that Have Legalized Cannabis

Cannabis which is also known as marijuana or weed is a substance that’s derived from a plant called cannabis sativa. This substance can be used for several purposes, including health, recreational and economical, thanks to its unique characteristics and effects. Weed is a psychotropic substance that offers advantages and disadvantages in equal measure. It offers health, economic and life-improving benefits as well as setbacks in equal parts.

For a very long time, the society has focused on marijuana disadvantages alone as opposed to everything. It has notably ignored the advantages of this psychotropic substance until just recently. Due to the negative publicity, marijuana use has been banned in many countries around the world for decades. However, going by the recent developments, it seems that many countries are beginning to have a positive attitude towards cannabis. The following countries have recently legalized weed;

1. Canada

Although in Canada cannabis usage is legal for medicinal purposes only, the nation could soon allow its citizens and residents to use weed for purposes other than this. There is currently a bill in parliament seeking to decriminalize weed usage for none medicinal purposes. The bill is at an advanced stage, and sources indicate that its likely to pass.

2. Some US States

Although marijuana usage remains an illegal activity except for medicinal and research purposes in many US states, there a few states that have completely legalized it no matter the purpose. The states where weed usage is completely legal are Alaska, Colorado, California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washing and Washington DC. It is highly likely that other states could soon follow suit.

3. Argentina

In Argentina, weed is partially legal, depending on the purpose. While it is legal to use weed for medicinal purposes here, you could be put behind bars for using the substance for purposes other than this.The sentence for illegal weed usage is often between 1 and six years.

4. North Korea

Did you know that you can do weed in North Korea without getting arrested? Despite being a totalitarian state with strict laws and harsh sentences, North Korea has a very positive attitude towards cannabis. It is completely legal to do weed in this jurisdiction.

5. Australia

In Australia, marijuana is legal for medicinal and scientific purposes. However, some parts of Australia such as Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and South Australia have gone a step further to decriminalize cannabis for personal use.

6. Austria

Austria is one of the few countries that have recently changed their laws regarding cannabis usage. The Eastern European country decriminalized marijuana for personal use two years ago. It’s still illegal to grow marijuana or sell marijuana within the jurisdiction though.

Conclusion

These are some of the countries where cannabis usage is entirely or partially legal. Places where marijuana use is entirely legal to include North Korea, the US states above, the Australian territories above, and Austria. The rest allow weed usage for medicinal and research purposes only. Many other countries could also soon review and change their laws regarding marijuana.

In California, thousands of amnesties related to marijuana.

The City of San Francisco will review up to 8,000 convictions and offenses under the new legislation, authorizing recreational cannabis.

In opposition to the Trump administration, the city of San Francisco, California, has instituted an amnesty for all convictions related to cannabis for over forty years. The agglomeration prosecutor’s office has thus indicated that it will “retroactively apply the measure (…) legalizing the possession and use of recreational marijuana”, adopted in November 2016,”to criminal offenses and convictions dating back to 1975″. Up to 8,000 convictions and offenses will be examined.

“Although drug policies are taking a step backward at the federal level, San Francisco is once again taking the initiative to repair the damage caused by the disastrous (…) war on drugs,” prosecutor George Gascon commented.” A criminal conviction can be a barrier to employment, housing, and other subsidies.”

The San Diego prosecutor’s spokesperson, Summer Stephan, told Agence France-Presse that the seaside resort on the Mexican border has been taking similar steps to erase cannabis-related criminal records for the past year.

Persons who have sold drugs to minors or involved in violence, particularly sexual assaults and rapes, cannot benefit from these amnesties.

“Restorative Justice”

Gavin Newson, an assistant to the governor of California and former mayor of San Francisco, highlights the “lives shattered by an expensive and racially discriminatory marijuana criminal justice system.

hvfiosfissvfospsapProsecutor Gascon points out that the “war on drugs,” the nickname of federal counter-narcotics policy for years, has resulted in “uneven arrests across racial groups.” With Black and Hispanic people being the subject of more frequent arrests and incarceration than Whites, although “multiple studies have shown that drug use and sale is equivalent.”

In California, several cities such as Los Angeles or Oakland, and Portland, Oregon, are working to address these disparities and are implementing “restorative justice” measures, such as prioritizing African Americans or Hispanics in commercialization licensing.

Eight states, including Colorado and Washington State in addition to Washington DC, have already legalized recreational soft drugs, and thirty states with the federal capital have legalized them for therapeutic use. However, it remains illegal at the federal level in the US.

If the Obama administration had lifted the stakes on marijuana arrests and prosecutions, the Trump administration and its justice minister, Jeff Sessions, have raised the stakes.

Weed in the garden

If you want to place a few plants outside, it is relatively easy. The safest way to prevent diseases in the plant is to grow from seeds. The biggest disadvantage of growing outdoors is the stench it brings with it. Please note that the neighbours may complain about it. It is best to consult with the neighbours in advance (or let them enjoy your harvest), which prevents a lot of hassle afterwards.

Can I also grow marijuana in a pot?

The big advantage of cannabis in a pot: You can move it around.

This way you can always put the plant in the sunniest part of the garden. When you get visit you can put it away. It is also possible to decide for yourself how big your plant will be. If you put the cannabis in a small pot, it will remain small.

A cannabis plant can get a huge height in the ground.
In the garden your plant will produce more yield.

It is also an idea to grow your weed in the wilderness. (Guerrilla grows) Then you can grow the plants large and you have a good yield. If someone finds your plants, the chance is small that someone knows who they are.

growing weed in house

Growth tips:

Keep an eye on your plants so that you can see in time if something is wrong.
To ensure that your plants get enough light it is necessary to keep the leaves free of dust.
Growth and spraying agents used to grow tomatoes are also suitable for cannabis plants.
Do you see boilers somewhere? Then that soil is very suitable for planting cannabis plants. The cannabis plant comes from the same family as the nettle.
How much light?

The plant continues to grow when it is in the light for about 18 hours and 6 hours in the dark. Under these conditions, the plant only continues to grow. She will then not blossom.
Only at 12 hours of light and dark alternately, the plant will start flowering and make weed.

Growing cannabis in the house.

If you want to grow weed for your own use in your own home, it is best done in a growing cupboard with lighting. If you can also place this cabinet in a moisture-free cellar, which has room temperature, this is ideal.

breeding cabinet

You don’t have to make sure that your cultivation cabinet is light-tight, because the cellar is dark. However, you have to take into account that there is sufficient air supply.

What You Need To Know About Medical Use Of Cannabis

There are a lot of controversies that surrounded this drug right from its inception in the beginning. There is still an outright ban on it in some countries up to this present moment.

The discovery by medical scientists that it can be useful in the treatment of some ailments is the reason why medical cannabis has gained acceptance in some developed countries of the world. The mere mention of cannabis in some quarters up to today invokes the remembrance of Marijuana and with it everything bad.

What Is Cannabis?

It goes by several scientific names. Cannabis sativa called hemp and it belongs to the Cannabinaceae family. It contains a chemical compound THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol). This chemical compound is responsible for the psychoactive effects of Cannabis.

How Can It Be Used?

There are various options for the use of cannabis. We shall be considered first, the general uses of it before we take it further on to the medicinal uses.

The Dried Leaves

The dried flowers and leaves of the plant which are also referred to as marijuana can be utilized in various forms. It can be smoked through any preferred means.  Alternatively, some people prefer to take it with food orally that is baked in cookies.

The Resinous Secretions Of The Plant

This section of the plant is also known as hashish. It is either eaten raw or smoked.

The Fibre

The fiber of this plant is produced as industrial hemp which finds its use in the textile manufacturing companies.

Medical Uses

This substance is classified under the category of a schedule 1. Research has resulted in the development and now marketing of the following gotten from marijuana:

Marinol

It is used in the control of the following medical conditions: nausea and vomiting; used in the treatment of cancer; to stimulate appetite in AIDS patients.

* Cesamet

It is used to control nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapeutic agents

For patients, there are eight medical conditions for which they can be permitted to use cannabis. The list includes all of the following:

  • The Cancer patients.
  • Those diagnosed with Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS patients
  • Those that are suffering from the fit of Muscle spasms
  • People that suffer from Seizures
  • Those that fall into the category of people that suffer Severe pain
  • In cases of severe nausea
  • Cachexia also meaning dramatic weight loss.
  • People affected by muscle atrophy also known as wasting syndrome.

The above medical conditions are the ones medically allowed to take this substance; Anything outside the list above is a contravention of the laws.

Care Tips

Do not drive under the influence of this substance.

Do not drink alcohol alongside this substance.

Do not use during pregnancy or when you are preparing for pregnancy.

Do not use this substance while breastfeeding a baby.

Conclusion

The above should serve as a guide towards the proper use of cannabis.

Efficiënt en effectief je eigen plantjes kweken

Cannabiszaden

Je kunt op de pagina Thuis wiet kweken natuurlijk al het een en ander lezen over het kweken van wiet, maar in dit artikel focussen we ons op hoe je te werk moet gaan om efficiënt wiet te kweken. Om te beginnen zijn er natuurlijk veel verschillende type cannabiszaden. We gaan in dit artikel uit van het binnenshuis kweken van de plantjes. Wanneer je de plantjes buiten wilt kweken (en zaadjes hebt die geschikt zijn voor buitenshuis), houd er dan rekening mee dat je deze alleen in de zomer kunt kweken.

Geef de zaadjes voldoende water

hfavifvoseroueeuooesWanneer je hebt besloten om zelf wietplanten te kweken (het maximale aantal voor thuisgebruik is 5), dan zal je moeten beginnen om de cannabiszaadjes te wateren. Kraanwater is hierbij ideaal en we raden aan om de zaadjes eerst in een glas water te zetten en op een plek met een temperatuur van ongeveer 18-30 graden Celsius te plaatsen. Je zou het glas dus bijvoorbeeld in een keukenkastje kunnen plaatsen. Controleer de zaadjes elke 12 uur en druk drijvende zaadjes soms even onder water om ervoor te zorgen dat ze voldoende water opnemen.

Kies voor een geschikte bodem

De zaadjes kunnen meestal na ongeveer 48 uur worden geplant. Wanneer de witte wortels van de zaadjes in het glas water zichtbaar worden moeten de zaadjes uit het water worden gehaald en in een schoon en vrij losse, pH-neutrale bodem met goede drainage worden geplant. Bij de betere growshops kan vaak een bodem bestaande uit perliet, vermiculiet en veenmos worden gekocht, maar ook universele potgrond met hydrokorrels volstaat vaak prima als bodem.

Gebruik een geschikte pot

Bij het planten van de zaadjes is het belangrijk dat ze op de juiste diepte en in een goede container of pot worden geplant. Cannabiszaadjes moeten over op een diepte van ongeveer 0,5 tot 1,5 cm in de aarde worden gestoken en de pot moet een diepte van ten minste 10 cm hebben. Zorg er ook voor dat de pot gaatjes heeft waardoor overtollig vocht kan worden gedraineerd. De aarde moet goed vochtig, maar niet doorweekt zijn.

Plaats de pot in de juiste omgeving

Tot slot is het belangrijk om de pot in een omgeving met de juiste temperatuur te plaatsen. De planten groeien het beste bij een temperatuur van 20-25 graden Celsius. Dek de pot in het begin af met een stuk helder plastic en verwijder dit plastic wanneer de planten door beginnen te komen en de eerste echte bladeren zich vormen. Houd de bodem vochtig en maak eventueel gebruik van wat meststoffen. Let wel op dat er niet teveel gebruikt wordt gemaakt van meststoffen, aangezien dit schadelijk kan zijn voor de plant.