The marijuana plant contains more than 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids.
Each cannabinoid has unique pharmacological effects and functions in the body, so there’s a huge amount of information on these chemicals in the medical literature, if you happen to be looking for cbd seeds we highly suggest to do some research.
Medical marijuana dispensaries, known as “collectives,” can sell cannabis strains that have been tested for certain medical effects or effects on a particular person, but it’s not legal to buy them.
So, do people who smoke weed on a regular basis know how much THC they’re ingesting?
That depends on what strain they’re taking.
Dr. Ethan Russo of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, said it can depend on many different factors.
“As far as what cannabis strain you smoke is something that really does depend on what your goal is,” Russo told WGBH.
“Sometimes people are able to detect, I guess, that their marijuana potency has changed,” Russo said. “It’s kind of hard to quantify.”
The effects of a particular strain can vary in a variety of ways. “There are strains that have very high THC and very low CBD in the ratio of one to one,” Russo said. “They have very strong psychoactive effects, which may or may not be pleasurable. They have more than one cannabinoid.” But other strains have very low THC and very low CBD, which may be what you want. One of Russo’s colleagues, Dr. William Jaffe, a marijuana expert at the University of California-San Diego, told WIRED: “You should be able to make a judgment about the amount of marijuana you are getting, based on the specific strain.”
A lot of users may not be familiar with a particular strain.
Still, the science is pretty new. “A lot of people may not be familiar with a particular strain,” Russo said. And it may be different from what you might expect. He says people tend to be much more “high-strung” when they smoke weed, compared to alcohol, and the effects can be powerful enough to give a person a false sense of being buzzed. “Some people think the effects are pretty severe and you have to be worried,” he said. Russo noted that there’s also a stigma against smokers. “We know that in states that allow medical marijuana, rates of use are significantly higher than in states where medical marijuana is prohibited,” Russo said. “It is estimated that in Colorado, there are about 1 million medical marijuana patients and at least 6