What is Cannabis?

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Everything you need to know about the cannabis plant

France is one of the biggest consumers of cannabis in the world. Surprising, when you know that this plant is strictly prohibited in the territory. However, with 5 million frequent users, the plant has its followers. Today, we return to the history of marijuana, we discuss the question of its effects, its possible benefits and its risks, without setting aside the social and political aspects. In short, we tell you absolutely everything about cannabis.

A short history of cannabis

Cannabis is a much older plant than you might imagine. Indeed, we find mention of it in Chinese writings dating from 2,700 BC. The plant was then considered surprisingly effective, especially in the fight against rheumatism and malaria.

About 1,000 years later, other texts evoke this time its stimulating action (especially in terms of appetite) and its ability to help fight against diarrhoea and dysentery. Finally, we tell you that for thousands of years, cannabis has been at the heart of the debates. A real social issue!

Besides its apparently medicinal usefulness, cannabis and the hemp plant have been used for millennia for textile production, and automobile production (certain components, only). Cannabis could even be a frighteningly effective plant to fight against… Global warming.

The effects of cannabis

For thousands of years, cannabis has been consumed for its possible therapeutic role, but also and above all, for its psychotropic side. Indeed, the plant is composed of many molecules, which are called cannabinoids.

We find :

  • CBD, for cannabidiol;
  • CBN, for cannabinol;
  • CBC, for cannabichromene;
  • THC, for tetrahydrocannabinol.

It is this last molecule, THC, which brings about the active effect of the cannabis plant. This action is made possible because humans have an endocannabinoid system, directly activated and regulated by cannabis molecules.

Be careful though! Indeed, in addition to a certain intoxicating effect, cannabis when consumed involves side effects, such as:

  • Nausea ;
  • Red eyes;
  • Drying of the oral mucous membranes;
  • Food cravings;
  • Concentration disorders;
  • Possible dizziness.

Finally, cannabis is addictive. All these reasons mean that today, this plant is effectively prohibited on national territory.

Cannabis today

Despite a rather incredible history, cannabis is nonetheless a maligned plant. Composed of multiple cannabinoids, some being psychotropic, cannabis is considered in many places as an illegal plant, and prohibited for production. In addition, the consumption of weed for recreational purposes (drugs) is also prohibited.

However, some countries like the Netherlands, Uruguay and even Canada and the United States are relatively open on the issue. It must be said that in addition to the health aspect, cannabis represents a real gold mine. According to some studies, the cannabis market is worth 13 billion euros worldwide and could continue to grow in value over the next few years.

Cannabis in France

What about France? The country is a little behind on these subjects, traditionally considered thorny. The only good news is that a major two-year study has recently been launched. The idea? To study the effects of therapeutic cannabis on 3,000 patients with serious illnesses. A device that could change the game. An important step therefore in the context of the authorization to take cannabis Sativa L for medical use only!

Until then, the consumer can turn to legal and certified products, such as products based on CBD (cannabidiol) . This molecule would act in multiple ways on the body, targeting the mechanisms responsible for stress, anxiety, pain and inflammation. It could also promote the fight against addictions. It is found in all forms, resins, flowers and oils with low levels of THC, regardless of the species, the variety of hemp used.

Why is cannabis of interest to researchers?

As explained above, cannabis is of interest to researchers, particularly for its possible therapeutic action. Today, patients suffering from serious illnesses, such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease or even Multiple Sclerosis can, in certain regions of the world, relieve pain and inflammatory flare-ups by consuming more natural products, such as weed etc.

However, science wants to go further and more and more research is being carried out in order to really understand and dissect the interaction between cannabis, cannabinoids and the human body. The next few years, therefore, promise to be exciting from this point of view and could even offer new perspectives.

Cannabis and CBD

Until then, the consumer can turn to legal and certified products, such as products based on CBD (cannabidiol). This molecule would act in multiple ways on the body, targeting the mechanisms responsible for stress, anxiety, pain and inflammation. It could also promote the fight against addictions. Oil, grass or even flowers and other substances, it is possible to find a whole set of products!

Kanavape and cannabis

All the products offered for sale on our platform come from hemp grown according to the rules of the art, respectful of the earth and the consumer. Perfectly legal products, since they only contain CBD, a molecule authorized for consumption in France.

Some of our e-liquids or CBD cartridges are full spectrum and may contain small doses of THC, but never more than the law allows. Top quality products, which we ensure the sale and delivery in the shortest possible time. Got a question? Do not hesitate to contact us.

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