Cannabis Basic

Learn the Basics of Marijuana

What is Marijuana?

Marijuana offers a variety of benefits for the mind and body. The use of marijuana and its cannabinoids, including THC and CBD, show significant potential in providing an array of positive effects. Only in recent years has the medical community begun to study and document its beneficial effects, making this an exciting time as we start to fully understand all the possibilities marijuana can offer.

Learn the Basics of Marijuana

How Does Marijuana Affect The Body?

Marijuana reacts directly with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is a group of receptors located in the brain and throughout the central nervous system.

CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a Cannabinoid that mitigates THC’s psychoactive effects.

CBD has been found to have a number of potential health benefits, including:

  • Pain relief
  • Anxiety reduction
  • Anti-seizure effects
  • Neuroprotective effects
  • Heart health promotion
  • Substance abuse treatment

THC, short for Tetrahydrocannabinol, is a Cannabinoid that is responsible for the psychoactive effects commonly associated with the use of marijuana.

THC has been found to have a number of potential medical benefits, including:

  • Pain relief
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Appetite stimulation
  • Nausea reduction
  • Anxiety reduction
  • Sleeping aid

Terpene Guide

Terpene Name Aroma Medical Properties
Bisabolol Floral, Chamomile Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant
Caryophyllene Woody, Spicy, Cloves, Black Pepper Anti-Inflammatory, Pain Relief
Limonene Sweet, Citrus Antifungal, Antibacterial, Mood Elevator
Terpinolene Fruity, Spicy, Woody, Apples, Nutmeg, Cumin Antifungal, Antibacterial, Antioxidant, Sedative, Anti-Cancer
Humulene Woody, Earthy, Hops Anti-Inflammatory, Antibacterial, Appetite Suppressant
Pinene Pine, Earthy, Woody, Rosemary Anti-Inflammatory, Bronchodilator, May Enhance Memory Retention
Mycrene Fruity, Herbaceous, Mangos Sedative, Muscle Relaxant
Linalool Floral, Lavender Antianxiety, Sedative

An Ancient Plant

What is Medical Marijuana?

Marijuana is an ancient plant with psychoactive properties that people have been using for eons. In fact, humans began cultivating cannabis 12,000 years ago, before the invention of farming itself.

But it wasn’t until 5,000 years ago that people began discovering the plant’s many medicinal qualities. Artifacts from 2900 BC indicate that the ancient Chinese considered cannabis to be a unique, multipurpose medicinal plant that possessed both ‘yin’ and ‘yang.’ The Hindus in ancient India were using cannabis in food and drink as early as 1000 BCE (it’s even listed in the Ayurveda as a pain reliever) and the Ebers Papyrus, an ancient medicinal scroll from 1550 B.C. Egypt, references cannabis as a therapeutic treatment.

In the US, 2.6 million people in 33 states use cannabis to help treat medical problems, and 60% of the US population now lives in states where it’s legal to use marijuana for certain health conditions.

Medical marijuana offers a wide variety of potential benefits for the mind and body. As perceptions about marijuana continue to evolve, a new era of normalization and legalization is emerging, presenting exciting possibilities for those who wish to understand, explore, and utilize its benefits.

Start Slow and Go Slow

What Marijuana Products Are Right For Me?

Sometimes, the effects of marijuana aren’t always immediately felt. Everyone responds differently. Methods of using marijuana can be discussed with a Verilife representative to find a method that is comfortable for you. Finding a balanced ratio of CBD and THC that creates the right combination of both compounds is the goal. The basic principle for consuming marijuana is “start low and go slow.”