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Cannabis

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Cannabis Sativa and its related genera is a flowering, annual, dioecious herb with psychoactive components effecting motor-coordination, memory, pleasure and neural activity.

General effects of Cannabis intoxication include analgesia, euphoria, depersonalization, tachycardia, fragmented thought, and bronchodilation.

Cannabis has been employed historically as a medicine, a shamanic and meditative catalyst, and as a recreational intoxicant since roughly 2500 BC. More recently it has been dissected and pharmacokinetically enhanced for implementation in modern medicine for the treatment of pain, spastic and movement disorders, anorexia and cachexia, glaucoma, and mood disorders.

The major active constituents of Cannabis are the cannabinoids, most notably Δ9-THC and its oxidized analogues CBN (Cannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidol). Other notable cannabinoids (of 66 known) include CBG (Cannabigerol), CBC (Cannabichromene), and Δ8-THC.


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Effects of Cannabis

Altered Perception of Time (distortion of length and intensity of passage), Anxiety, Anxiety Reduction, Anti-Inflammation (muscular and cellular), Analgesia, Appetite Stimulation, Ataxia (acute episodes, see also "Movement Disorders"), Brochodilation, Decreased Body Temperature, Decreased Occular Pressure, Dysphoria (acute episodes), Depersonalization, Dry Mouth, Euphoria, Enhanced Creativity (accompanied and catalyzed by heightened audio acuity), Enhanced Well-Being, Fatigue, Fragmented Thought, Hallucinations, Hypertension, Hyposalivation, Memory Inhibition (short-term interference, minor long-term inhibition), Motor Inhibition, Neuroprotection, Reddend Conjunctive, Relaxation, Tachycardia, Vasodilation.

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