What is Cannabis?
Cannabis, also known as Hemp, belongs to family of cannabinaceae plants. Other frequently used names for Cannabis are Hashish, Grass, Marijuana, Weed, Reefer, Ganja, Indian hemp, Pot etc. The chemical compound THC (delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol) present in cannabis is thought to be responsible for its characteristics psychoactive effects. The flowers and dried leaves of cannabis sativa are called marijuana and these can be either taken orally or smoked.
Although cannabis known as a schedule 1 ingredient, study has led to development and marketing of synthetic cannabinoid products named nabilone and dronabinol. Marinol is another name given to dronabinol. It is used to control vomiting and nausea caused by Chemotherapeutic Agents used for the cure of cancer. It is also used for AIDS patients to stimulate their appetite. Another product of cannabis used for medical purpose is nabilone which is also known as Cesamet and it is used to control vomiting and nausea caused by Chemotherapeutic Agents used for the cure of cancer. is used for the control of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of cancer. There are various other conditions for which medical cannabis could be used such as Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Severe pain, seizures, cancer, cachexia also known as wasting syndrome, severe nausea etc. rules related to the personal usage of cannabis varies state to state. The first state which legalized the use of cannabis was California in the year 1996. Even though it has many medical values but its side effects can be very bad and remain for long period of time. Short term memory loss, chronic bronchitis, cancer of respiratory tract, cardiovascular diseases and many more serious diseases could develop with the long term usage of cannabis.
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