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Effects
The effects and the duration of action depend on the dosage, frequency of consumption, set (person) and setting (environment) and can therefore be quite different. The effects of cannabis can change the perception of time and intensify emotional states and perceptions. It can lead to increased well-being, increased sensitivity, slight euphoria, cheerfulness or relaxation. Hallucinations can also occur at high doses (especially when consumed orally). The effects can be felt for 1 to 4 hours when smoking, and 4 to 10 hours when consumed orally.

 

Negative effects
Usually there is an increase in heartbeat and pulse rate, reddening of the eyes and a dry mouth. Some negative effects are more common the first time you use them, including dizziness, nausea and vomiting. During the acute effects of cannabis, mental performance is reduced. Memory, attention and concentration are particularly affected. The higher the dose, the more intense the side effects can be: circulatory problems, extremely heightened feelings and mild hallucinations. Paranoia and depressive moods can also occur less frequently.

 

Mechanism of action
Cannabis is mostly smoked or consumed orally (e.g. eaten as an ingredient in biscuits). The active ingredients (especially THC) are absorbed through the lining of the lungs during smoking and through the intestinal mucosa during oral consumption. Hundreds of different substances enter the body when cannabis is consumed (especially when smoking). Therefore, the exact mechanisms of action have so far only been partially researched. THC is transported to all organs in the bloodstream. Although most cannabis effects are only noticeable for a few hours, half of the THC absorbed is still in the blood after 20 hours.

THC binds to cannabinoid receptors, which are mainly located in the brain. These receptors control brain and body functions (including memory, time perception, feeling of hunger, coordination and movements) that are influenced by cannabis use. In addition to THC, other cannabinoids also bind to such receptors and influence the effects of cannabis, e.g. cannabidiol (CBD). Recent findings show that CBD can reduce unpleasant after-effects (psychological symptoms). This means that hemp varieties with too much THC and too little CBD can have more risks and side effects.

 

Possible long-term consequences
Since cannabis smoke is usually inhaled deeper and held in the lungs longer than normal cigarette smoke, more pollutants are absorbed into the lungs than with cigarettes (carbon monoxide and tar). With chronic consumption, smoking increases the susceptibility to respiratory problems (e.g. bronchitis, trachea and pneumonia). With long-term daily use, a reduction in activity as well as a loss of motivation and interest can occur. Short-term memory may be impaired for 6-12 weeks after stopping daily cannabis use. If cannabis is consumed very often over a long period of time (months - years) (several times a day) it can happen that one loses control over the consumption partially or completely. This can lead to psychological addiction.

 

Never consume with ...

  • Lung diseases and existing heart problems or heart diseases, as THC puts additional stress on the cardiovascular system.
  • For anxiety, depression or psychological problems, as cannabis can intensify these negative feelings.
  • THC gets to the fetus via the placenta and to the baby via breast milk. Some - but not all - studies show that pregnant women who regularly use cannabis give birth to babies with a lower birth weight and height. Cannabis use during pregnancy and breastfeeding should therefore be avoided.

 

Special: mixed consumption

  • Cannabis & ecstasy, speed, cocaine, LSD and magic mushrooms
    Some users use cannabis to “come down” from stimulating drugs such as speed or ecstasy. Mixed consumption, however, puts even more stress on your body, prolongs the hangover after coming down and makes anxiety and terrifying hallucinations more likely.

 

Risk reduction

Anyone who consumes cannabis despite health and legal risks should know the following in addition to the general rules on risk reduction:

  • When smoking you can reduce the risk of lung and respiratory diseases by using good filters or using a vaporizer. Oral consumption does not put strain on the lungs.
  • For oral consumption the effect is delayed after a maximum of 1 hour. The effect is stronger and lasts longer than smoking. Therefore, overdoses are more common. So wait for the full effect before you think about "topping up".
  • If possible, only consume in your free time and when you are feeling well. Because negative moods can be amplified.
  • THC affects your attention, memory and concentration. Therefore, avoid consumption at work, at school, when studying, driving a car, etc.

 

Chemical
Cannabis is the umbrella term for hashish and marijuana. Both are made from the hemp plant. This contains hundreds of active ingredients, so-called cannabinoids. The main psychoactive ingredient is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Other cannabinoids are e.g. CBD and CBN. The THC concentration is particularly high in the resin of the female inflorescences. Hashish (dope, shit,) is made from this resin. Marijuana (grass, ganja, weed) is a mixture of parts of plants (leaves, flowers, stems). When hemp plants are grown using chemical agents (fertilizers, fungicides & pesticides), they can contain chemical residues.

 

history
Cannabis is the umbrella term for the hemp products hashish and marijuana. Even 6000 years ago, hemp was used as a textile material, and the psychotropic properties of cannabis have been known for just as long. As a sacred intoxicant, cannabis is consecrated to the god Shiva in Hinduism and is used in ritual and traditional medicine in Asia as a sedative or anesthetic. In Europe, Marco Polo first reported on the use of the hemp plant as an intoxicant in the 13th century. In modern medicine, cannabis is gaining in importance, especially in the treatment of glaucoma patients and to suppress nausea and to stimulate the appetite in cancer and AIDS patients.

 

The law
Cannabis is included in the Narcotics Act. Acquisition, possession, import and export, transfer to and procurement for others (transfer and sale) are punishable by law. Consumers who have violated the SMG can expect a mandatory visit to the medical officer (in Vienna: the Institute for Addiction Diagnostics). This can then order health-related measures. If you adhere to these guidelines, there will be no legal proceedings. With cannabis, as with other illegal substances, there is no small amount for personal use that is legal and free from punishment. According to the law, the police always have to react, i.e. even small amounts are reported.