How to Avoid Feeling Lazy From Marijuana Use
- May 19, 2014
- Posted by: Admin
- Category: Uncategorized
Now that the legalization of medical marijuana is spreading across the United States, the next big debate will likely be on how the drug can lead to chronic, lazy, marijuana use. It’s important to remember that not everyone reacts the same way to cannabis, as it elevates some minds while closing down others. Although marijuana does not have the adverse side effects of certain prescription drugs, it can still be overused to the point that it makes people tired and unmotivated to accomplish things. The key to avoiding this lazy distraction that can slow down productivity is to be aware of the drug’s effects and the fact that exercise and challenging mental activities can counter laziness.
Staying Physically Fit
Unless you are a patient confined to a bed or wheelchair, it’s a good idea to exercise every day since it’s a big part of staying healthy. As pleasant and relaxing as pot may be, it should not be a substitute for diet and exercise when it comes to good health. Besides, exercise may even counter whatever damage cannabis smoke might cause the respiratory system. It’s not necessary to lift weights or do anything strenuous, but it’s helpful to do simple exercises, even if it’s just walking around the block or doing sit-ups in your living room. The more you stay active, the more your body will appreciate your actions. Constant laziness, however, is not good for the body at all.
Even though swimming is one of the best exercises for your entire body, it’s not a good idea to swim under the influence of marijuana. Nor is it a good idea to do anything dangerous like skiing or skydiving under the drug’s influence because you definitely want to be in full control when engaging in those types of sports. While many people can function just as normally under the drug as when they are completely drug-free, there’s risk involved with certain individuals who lose track of conscious activity after smoking cannabis. The drug does put people in a dream state, so engaging in safe activity is a top priority when using cannabis.
Another good way to avoid lazy, marijuana use is to focus on any type of mental activity that challenges you to improve yourself. Playing a musical instrument such as guitar or piano is an excellent way to counter the drug’s lazy effects. Any type of hobby that doesn’t involve safety issues is an excellent way to balance the drug’s medical benefits with your own personal goals. Working on a computer or even playing video games will keep the mind active, but just sitting on a couch watching TV adds to the problem. Crossword puzzles and board games can also be a good remedy to lazy, marijuana use. Chess is one of the most challenging board games because it requires thinking several moves ahead.
One of the benefits of cannabis is that is opens the mind to a broad range of creative thinking. It has helped some of the most brilliant people of all time explore out of the box thinking, leading to impressive art. Inventors and musicians have used cannabis to explore new ideas with amazing results. It’s hard to imagine how successful The Beatles would have been had Bob Dylan not introduced them to marijuana within a year of becoming the world’s most successful band. Marijuana certainly didn’t slow them down.
It really comes down to each individual’s self-determination to overcome the laziness that cannabis can influence. Choose an activity that you like so that you are in control and feel good about it.
3 Lessons Learned About Cannabis Tea
- May 19, 2014
- Posted by: Admin
- Category: Cooking With Cannabis
Medical marijuana comes in many forms and can be ingested different ways besides smoking. It can be eaten as food or sipped as tea. In many ways, drinking cannabis tea is one of the healthiest ways to use the medicine. It’s also relaxing and comforting for some people and has similar sedative effects to eating or smoking the cannabis leaves, although it is somewhat less potent. The following lessons about cannabis tea may help you decide if it is the proper treatment for your condition.
How Does Cannabis Tea Taste?
Cannabis tea has a taste much like any other type of tea. It can be mixed with other ingredients such as milk, butter and spices, to enhance the flavor. Fat from butter helps extract the THC from cannabis. India is one of the earliest cultures to use cannabis in tea form, which is known as Bhang and is still served to guests at parties. Bhang enthusiasts tend to add spices or sweeteners for flavoring, such as cinnamon, cloves and honey. There are varieties of other items you can mix in with tea to improve the taste, such as lemon or mint.
Also read: comparing and contrasting THC and CBD.
Making Tea with Cannabis
The process for making medical marijuana tea is not as simple as preparing regular tea. It involves more than adding hot water to leaves since the active ingredient THC in not water-soluble. THC can be extracted by boiling cannabis leaves, but requires alcohol, butter, milk or oil in the water to help separate the chemical from the leaves. The various types of milk that can be used in the process includes rice milk or soy milk. About one gram of cannabis leaves should be chopped up and added to the mix.
Note: this video wasn’t made by us. However, we found it very informative and felt it was worth sharing for those interested in learning how to make cannabis tea.
Since THC is oil soluble, cream, vegetable oil or butter containing fat helps dissolve the THC into the tea. You can mix in any type of tea in the boiling solution with cannabis leaves. Some people simply choose to boil tea and cannabis in milk or a butter and water mixture. Without butter or oil, the cannabis tea will not be very potent. Once you mix cannabis and butter in boiling water, you should lower the heat, cover the pot and let it simmer for about twenty minutes. It should then sit for another forty minutes before serving.
Potency and Effects
The effects of cannabis tea are milder than other methods of ingestion, but can perhaps be more pleasant for individuals who are not interested in becoming intoxicated. The drink helps calm people down and put them in a relaxed state of mind. Leaves from mature plants, however, can have more powerful effects. Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries, particularly in the 19th century. Queen Victoria of England even drank cannabis tea, as it was prescribed by her doctor for treating menstrual cramps.
In Jamaica, cannabis tea is called ganja tea, which is frequently used as medicine. Ganja tea, however, is made from a different plant than the cannabis that is smoked and is much less potent. It is used to treat fever, cold, illness or stress. Cannabis tea can have the same effects as smoking the plant if you drink enough cups of it. Effects can last up to eight hours if you drink a certain amount. The reason THC works as a medicine is due to the chemical having the ability to imitate the body’s pain fighting systems.