Cannabis Corner Index

Cannabis is common name of Cannabis sativa.

  • grows wild in many of the tropical and temperate areas of the world
  • being cultivated by means of indoor hydroponic technology

Cannabis‚ÄĮis known by many names:

  • Marijuana
  • Weed
  • Pot
  • Grass
  • Herb, and many more

Preparations from this plant

  • recreational and
  • medicinal
  • part of religious or spiritual rites
  • The earliest recorded uses date from the 3rd millennium BC

Routes of consumption:

  • Oral
  • Smoking
  • Eating in food preparations

Effects: Produces a unique mixture of‚ÄĮeffects

  • Stimulant
  • Depressant, and
  • Hallucinogenic

Pharmacology

  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)
  • the main psychoactive constituent
  • makes up one of 483 known compounds in the plant

includes at least 84 other Cannabinoids

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBN (Cannabinol)
  • THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin), and
  • CBG (Cannabigerol)

The most studied are: THC, CBD (Cannabidiol) and CBN (Cannabinol)

THC (Tetra hydro Cannabinol)CBD (Cannabidiol) 

Cannabis is used in three main forms 

  • Marijuana¬†
  • Hashish,¬†and¬†¬†
  • hash oil¬†¬†

Marijuana 

  • made from dried flowers and leaves of¬†the cannabis plant¬†
  • least potent of all the cannabis products¬†
  • usually smoked or made into edible products like cookies or brownies¬†

Hashish 

  • made from the resin (a secreted gum) of the cannabis plant¬†
  • It is dried and pressed into small blocks¬†
  • Smoked,¬†can also be added to food and eaten¬†

Hash oil 

  • the most potent cannabis product¬†¬†
  • is a thick oil obtained from hashish¬†
  • It is¬†smoked¬†

Interesting Facts About Cannabis from India 

  • has been used since as early as 2000 BCE.¬†
  • In Indian society, common terms for Cannabis preparation are:¬†¬†
    • Charas¬†(resin)¬†
    • Ganja (Flower)¬†
    • Bhang (Seeds and leaves)¬†
    • Commonly used as a milkshake made from Bhang¬†
    • Licit Use¬†
  • According to UNODC¬†
    • as of 2000, ‚ÄúPrevalence of Abuse‚ÄĚ of Cannabis in India was 3.2%¬†
    • in 2016, the retail price of cannabis in India was‚ÄĮUS$0.10‚ÄĮper gram¬†
    • ¬†the lowest of any country in the world¬†¬†

CBD is non-intoxicating and exerts a number of beneficial effects. Therefore, we support further research on this compound, starting from preclinical studies.