Traveling can change your life. Anything from traveling to a new country to exploring the next city over just for some take out food, there is always a new place to be discovered. Having a passion for exploration is tiresome and that is why having a good balance is essential and can help every traveller find their way. THC has helped me and thousands of travelers all over the world take the edge off when you just can’t find your passport in your travel bag. I use my THC cartridge for those moments and it helps me every time.
I know what you are thinking. What is THC and how can it help me? Well, I’ll walk you through what THC is and how it has helped me in so many ways that I can’t even begin to explain. THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, is a compound that is extracted from the cannabis plant.
Hemp is the cannabis plant known as cannabis sativa. Hemp and marijuana are both plants considered to be cannabis but their chemical makeup, their biology, and uses are very different. Hemp is used primarily as an industrial product used to make rope, clothing, paper, and other building materials.
Cannabis is used in a variety of different ways but has been used for medicinal and recreational purposes. The difference between hemp and cannabis is the amount of THC that is contained within the hemp fibre. Hemp does not produce enough THC within the fibers to get anyone high or make them feel out of sorts.
Instead, hemp produces a lot of CBD, Cannabidiol, which doesn’t give any psychoactive effects in high concentrations but it is useful and it has other purposes. If you would like more information on CBD, there are many articles and journals online that explain in great details the benefits and the side effects.
So what’s THC doing to the brain? There are so many compounds that are reacting when you consume cannabis and THC is just one of 113 compounds. These compounds are called cannabinoids and they are considered psychoactive. A psychoactive product means that a substance can alter your thought process, mood, or any decision making that you may do for a period of time.
Most psychoactive products are temporary so I wouldn’t worry too much of having long term effects unless you are constantly taking it. If you are constantly taking THC and cannabis, I would advise to take a break and let your body neutralize to a homeostasis state.
Everything must be taken in moderation to minimize the potential risk of becoming dependent and begin to abuse the substance The purpose of THC is to help the person relax and alleviate anxiety and if the substance is abused, it can lead to negative side effects and may defeat the products overall purpose.
Let’s get down to it and explain why THC can be a product that can change your life for the better. The purpose of THC is to help people who are suffering from chronic pains, to treat various diseases, control muscle spasms, and ease the stress of those who suffer from social anxiety disorder or depression.
Cannabis has even helped those who are terminally ill and under various painful medications. The THC in the bloodstream relaxes their muscles and allows their nervous system to not be as efficient and slows down. This delays their neuronal reaction time meaning that they will feel less and for some people, that’s all they ever asked for.
As mentioned before, I personally use it when I am under a great deal of stress. For a long period of my life, I suffered from social anxiety disorder and it impacted my life greatly. For years, I was afraid to go outside and experience the world and for a world traveler, that is heartbreaking.
The anxiety took over my life so bad that I felt uncomfortable ordering food in a restaurant and spent way too much money having food delivered to my door everyday. THC and cannabis helped me conquer those fears. The THC in the marijuana helped me relax and finally feel comfortable in my skin; a feeling that I had not felt for a very long time.
There are many benefits THC and cannabis can offer for people who really need it. Cannabis has proven to help reduce nausea, regulate your eating habits by either suppressing or increasing your hunger, treatment for glaucoma, and helps alleviate pain from bone decaying diseases like arthritis and muscle dystrophy. Your body is constantly fighting these issues, why not give it some much needed help. When smoking cannabis, THC is mixed within your bloodstream and makes you feel high.
The traditional high feeling everyone gets when using THC is due to your brain creating a cerebral high. The areas that are primarily affected by THC are the cerebral cortex, cerebellum, and basal ganglia. These muscles and organs of the body are connected to thinking, memory, motor movements, concentration, and coordination.
That is why you see someone who is high, might not be the sharpest tool in the shed. That may have nothing to do with the person’s coherent state or intelligence, he just may be a little high. When someone consumes cannabis, dopamine is released from the brain and produces a sense of pleasure. This is one of many reasons why people like to enjoy marijuana recreationally.
The amount of cannabis consumed varies between everyone. This also means that the experience will be different for every person as well. Nobody can accurately predict how the person will feel, act, or think once THC is metabolized within your body. Experimenting and taking small doses of cannabis could be a good indicator as to how you will react. Once you feel comfortable with the product, increase if you want but at your own risk.
The side effects of THC and cannabis are anxiety, psychosis, irregular heart rhythm, dry mouth, hunger, and withdrawal symptoms. The withdrawal symptoms of cannabis include excessive nervousness, shaking, trouble sleeping, excessive sweating, and depressed mood. Many of these symptoms are temporary and will go away after you have ingested some food or drink large amounts of water.
Some of the ways you can enjoy THC is by smoking, eating, using oils, or topical creams. The quickest way to feel the effects of THC is by smoking. Smoking goes through your cardiovascular system allowing the THC to interact with your bloodstream faster. This method normally uses vape oils or flower (bud) to smoke out of a vape pen or using a piece. Comparing smoking to eating, eating edibles may produce a more potent effect in the long term but it takes longer for you to feel it.
When you eat any type of food, it circulates and digests using the digestive system. The digestive system includes your esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, and your mouth. All of these parts of the body are part of the digestive system and work together every time you eat anything. So it takes a long time for the food to digest, go through all these organs, and then metabolize into your bloodstream.
For the weary traveler looking for a short relaxing break, THC may be the product for you. Having a little more knowledge can give you the confidence to try it out when you have a second to look around your beautiful surroundings wherever you are in the world.