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Hemp as a drug

Hemp as a drug - hanfplatz

Risks:

Psychoactive effects

The main active ingredient in hemp, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is responsible for the psychoactive effects . Consuming hemp leads to altered thinking, altered perception, decreased memory, and coordination problems.

Dependency potential

Long-term and excessive consumption of hemp, especially if it has high levels of THC , can lead to dependence . Dependence can lead to withdrawal symptoms if use is stopped abruptly .

Health effects on the lungs

Smoking hemp irritates the respiratory tract and can lead to respiratory problems . This is especially true for people who mix cannabis with tobacco.

Cognitive effects:

The regular use of hemp, in particular at a young age, can have a detrimental effect on cognitive development and increase the risk of mental health problems.

Drug Interactions:

Hemp has the ability to interact with certain medications , particularly those that affect the central nervous system . This can lead to unwanted effects or a reduction in the effectiveness of medications.

To use:

Medical applications

Components of hemp, particularly cannabidiol (CBD), are being researched for their potential medicinal uses . CBD is used in several countries to relieve pain, epileptic seizures and treat anxiety .

Relaxation and stress relief

Occasional consumption of hemp is relaxing for some and can help manage stress .

Appetite stimulation

Consuming hemp stimulates appetite, which is beneficial for patients with certain medical conditions, such as HIV/AIDS or cancer.

Sleep improvement

Patients report that consuming hemp has helped improve their sleep and relieve insomnia .

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