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The Beneficial Culture of Cannabis

Marijuana has been around for as long as anyone can remember. But many do not understand the different types of weed and the helpful properties of it.

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is more than what it used to be when its popularity hit its peak in the 1960s. Now it is able to help with many conditions that people struggle with all the time. To busy, stressed, stay at home mothers who just to relax, to children who suffer from epilepsy, etc. There are a lot of types of cannabis that do many different things. People no longer use it just to catch a buzz, even though that is a bonus. Marijuana is beneficial to smoke for everyone because of the Indica, Sativa, and medicinal strains.

Indica strains are believed to originate in the mountains of Afghanistan. Indica strains are known for their calming effects on the body. People who suffer from insomnia will benefit from using this before bed. Indica strains also help with pain, anxiety, and muscle spasms. Northern lights, an Indica strain, is sweet and spicy at the same time and is known for sliding people into a deep state of relaxation. Sensi star, with its citrusy aroma and its crisp taste, is popular for relieving the feelings of anxiety and stress in its users. Hindu Kush has a sweet, earthy tone to it and is quite great for alleviating both pain and stress. These Indica strains are a great way to help deal with your problems, without taking the pharmaceutical way out. But, if you need a little more pep in your step, Sativa is the right call.

Sativa strains originate down by the equator, such as Jamaica, Mexico, and Thailand. Sativa strains are more known for the effects they can have on our moods and energy levels. Sativa strains invigorate people and help open up their minds. It assists those that suffer from depression or ADHD and ADD. Many of its other glorious side effects include, relief of chemotherapy-induced weakness, relief of pain, and can help with weight loss. Amnesia Haze, a Sativa strain, provides a long-lasting feeling of energy. Sour Diesel is known for alleviating pain and depression in its users. Maui Waui is great for getting those creative juices flowing. Both Indica and Sativa strains are great for achieving the feel-good feelings and help with less serious medical problems, but if your body and health are deteriorating away, the medicinal root is the right one.

Medical marijuana comes in many forms for its patients. It can come in edible form, in an oil, or just as a regular bud. Medical cannabis is used to treat glaucoma, which is immense pressure in the eyeball that can cause vision loss. Cannabis helps slow down the impending effects of the disease. It is most popular for the calming of seizures, the THC in cannabis helps calm the brain cells so the seizures end. There is also a chemical in marijuana that stops cancer from spreading throughout the body. Charlotte's Web is a strain that is especially popular in helping with seizure symptoms. Girl Scout Cookies is amazing for relieving pain in patients who suffer from it periodically. Everyone responds to medical marijuana differently, but the effects are mostly positive.

People are often surprised to figure out that weed is not just another way to waste time. It helps people with all types of problems, ranging from physical to mental. Many types of cannabis have special qualities about them that help people. Everyone can benefit from cannabis, even if you have nothing wrong with you. While recreational pot use is still controversial, there is no denying the benefits on the medical side of the spectrum.  

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