The word Weed is generally a plant considered undesirable in particular situation.
Perhaps that is why people named cannabis weed. Some love it, some dont.
Weed /cannabis, known as marijuana is classified as psychoactive drug and humans used marijuana for hundreds of years for fiber, seed oils and as a medicinal treatment.
Marijuana comes from the dried part of the flowering top of the plant, leaves, stems and seed of the Cannabis plant. It is actually very pretty looking plant and it has a strong aroma.
When the flowers of the plant are harvested and dried you are left with one of the most common drugs in the world that people call weed. A stronger form of marijuana, called hashish looks like brown or black cake.
The main component of cannabis and the most potent agent is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is one of many compounds in the plant.
Nowadays it is primarily used for recreational and medicinal purposes. Some people also use it for spiritual purposes and healing.
Medical use of cannabis, requiring the approval of a physician, has now been legalized in a greater number of countries and it is much more available to everyone.
You can smoke it like a cigarette or put in pipes, inhale it through vapor, brew it as a tea, apply it as a balm, cream or use it as an edible in form of chocolate bars or gummies.
You can marijuana effects within minutes when smoked because it is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. 30 to 60 minutes apply when ingested which may last for 2 to 6 hrs depending on your body composition and a quality of the product. Generally, the higher the dose, the longer it may stay in your system.
Cannabis causes a "high", or stoned feeling and may cause other side effects.
These effects may include feeling of relaxation, increased heart rate, impaired short- term memory, difficulty concentrating, altered sense of time, an increase in appetite, mental and physical effects such as psychosis, delusions, paranoia and anxiety, dry mouth, red eyes.
People also use weed to achieve a feeling of elation, giddiness, calmness and euphoria.
It may produce sensory perception changes such as colors may seem brighter, music sounds more vivid and sensations are more profound. It may also increase sexual desire and improve sleep disorders.
Researchers have been looking into possible benefits of cannabinoids for treating some health conditions such as autoimmune disease, inflammation, fibromyalgia, arthritis, seizure and some psychiatric disorders.
Studies suggest that there may be benefits of certain types of marijuana use but at the moment, there is not enough research to say for sure if it is beneficial or harmful. There is growing awareness about possible health benefits and it is always good idea to do your part and be mindful of its potential benefits or harms.