What is cannabis?

The meaning of the word cannabis originally came from the Latin Cánnabis Sativa, which literally translates to cannabis useful / cannabis Sativa. The word cannabis was originally used in botany and described in science, scientific literature, and documents. In homeopathy, the word “cannabis” describes preparations made from hemp and its extracts.

Also, there is a derivative of the word “cannabis” – herbal alkaloids, which are called “cannabinoids”.

The cannabis plant is a genus of flowering plants that come in three species:

  1. Cannabis Sativa.
  2. Cannabis Indica.
  3. Cannabis Ruderalis.

You can read more about the effects of cannabis on the body.

The consequences of marijuana use

Long-term marijuana use develops a tolerance to the effects of the drug, with the individual taking ever-larger doses of marijuana. Once tolerance to the drug is reached, one of the long-term effects is marijuana withdrawal after use and during periods of abstinence.

Withdrawal syndrome when marijuana is used long enough results in:

  • Irritability and anger
  • Aggression and anxiety
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Abdominal pain
  • Decreased healthy appetite or weight loss
  • Tremors
  • Increased sweating
  • Cravings for harder drugs
  • Difficulty sleeping soundly

Prolonged use of marijuana can lead to negative effects on the brain that can affect memory and learning, these are:

  1. Inability to focus, concentrate and retain information
  2. Impairment of math and verbal skills

So if you notice that your child has started using hash, don’t hesitate to decide to help him or her.

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