Introduction to Marijuana : A strain of cannabis indica, which originated mainly in Afghanistan, North Pakistan and North West India, is called Kush. Kush was brought to the UK by GW Pharmaceuticals. Kush is a hybrid of the basic marijuana. Cannabis comes in different types such as sativa, hybrid or indica based on the type of morphology the plant has. Cannabis is named on the basis of their smell, flavour, effect and/or on the basis of the geographical region in which they are found. Here are ways how to recognize Kush from other types of cannabis.
1) Appearance – Kush comes in colours like deep green colas and hints of purple.
2) Flavour – Kush usually tastes like grape, flowers, citrus and earth. The smoke formed after lighting it is smooth and herbaceous.
3) Smell – Smell of Kush depends on the geographical area in which it has been grown and it also depends on various other factors. Aroma ranges from floral to earthy, pungent to incense, sweet fruit to citrus, pepper to hash spice, gas or herbs etc.
4) Effects – Kush has a heavy and sedative effect. Kush has a cerebral effect thus it is a good type of meditative variety of cannabis.
There are various varieties of Kush Cannabis strains. Some of it is OG Kush, Blackberry Kush, Cheese Kush, Skywalker OG, Agent Orange etc.
Marijuana has two active chemicals which possess medicinal properties and has medicinal applications. These two chemicals are cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol. Cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol has pain relieving properties. Tetrahydrocannabinol also eases nausea & vomiting, protects brain cells as it is a neuroprotection, helps you sleep and helps in treating PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Cannabidiol, along with being a pain reliever, has antipsychotic effects, reduces anxiety, has antiproliferative and pro-apoptotic effects that inhibit cancer cell migration, adhesion & invasion, promotes cardiovascular health and many other positive effects.
Medical cannabis can help with muscle spasms. Unlike the popular misconception that the smoke generated from smoking marijuana causes harm to the lung, smoke from marijuana does no harm to lungs. Smoke generated from tobacco is harmful to lungs but there were no symptoms shown from smoking of marijuana. Some studies have found that use of marijuana has a positive effect on lung capacity. This is because inhaling the drug requires taking long and deep breaths. Long and deep breathe improves lung capacity. As the process of taking the drug involves long and deep breathes in and long and deep breathes out, it has a good effect on the lung. There is a slight chance that marijuana can be used to treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye disease in which pressure on eyeball increases which damages the optic nerve and causes loss of vision. Smoking Marijuana decreases pressure inside the eye so it gives relief.