By Randi Mehling

ISBN-10: 0791072630

ISBN-13: 9780791072639

Marijuana is the flowering a part of the Indian hemp plant hashish sativa, a weed-like species that grows wild and can be cultivated in lots of tropical and temperate elements of the realm. hashish skill “hemp” in Latin and comes from the Greek observe kannabis. Marijuana most likely comes from the Mexican Spanish marijuana/marihuana (Mary’s leaf or plant) or from Maria and Juan (Mary and John). between its many names, marijuana is usually often called weed, ganja, mary jane, and pot.

For hundreds of thousands of years, hashish has loved old value as a leisure drug, an invaluable fiber, an oil, an safe to eat seed, and a medication. it's been used to assist spiritual practices, adjust temper (psychoactive effect), stimulate creativity, deal with affliction, relieve nervousness and tedium, increase sensory adventure and enjoyment, insurgent opposed to authority, and go together with peer effect. that may be a lot of labor for one plant to do. This most likely explains why hashish has constantly been an enormous cultivated crop and is presently a cornerstone of arguable debate in all sectors of U.S. and foreign society.

Despite society’s concentrate on the marijuana “high,” hashish traditionally has supplied many significant commercial and medicinal values that aren't attributed to its psychoactive results. Researchers chanced on that hashish plants farmed way back to 12,000 years in the past yielded hemp, a unique number of the hashish plant linked to very little psychoactivity. the 1st facts of the medicinal use of hashish should be traced to a chinese language health and wellbeing ebook from 5,000 years in the past, which indexed hashish as an natural treatment. hashish most likely originated in crucial Asia.

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Thus, proper functioning of the nervous system relies on balancing the results of these receptor activations, regardless if the receptor is activated by a drug mimicking or blocking a neurotransmitter or by the specific neurotransmitter itself. This balance is found between the “excitatory” (stimulant) actions of neurotransmitters and the “inhibitory” (depressant) actions of neurotransmitters. As an example, let us look at a drug that acts like an antagonist that blocks the inhibitory action of a neurotransmitter.

What research does show is that although marijuana usually does not cause physical dependence, it has the ability to create strong psychological dependence, as do almost all drugs. This dependence has many of the same characteristics of physical dependence—cravings, tolerance, withdrawal, and the continuation of the drug despite negative consequences. Psychological dependence therefore can be a useful tool for understanding marijuana use patterns. Studies indicate that about 10 percent of people who try marijuana become dependent on it at some time during their four or five years of heaviest use.

Therefore, such dependence tends not to be used as an indicator or predictor of marijuana use patterns. What research does show is that although marijuana usually does not cause physical dependence, it has the ability to create strong psychological dependence, as do almost all drugs. This dependence has many of the same characteristics of physical dependence—cravings, tolerance, withdrawal, and the continuation of the drug despite negative consequences. Psychological dependence therefore can be a useful tool for understanding marijuana use patterns.

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