Branded Cannabis. Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant. Native to Central and South Asia, the cannabis plant has been used as a drug for
Cannabis is consumed in many different ways, all of which involve heating to decarboxylate THCA in the plant into THC. Commonly available forms are:
- Smoking typically involves burning and inhaling vaporized cannabinoids (“smoke”) from small pipes, bongs (portable versions of hookahs with a water chamber), paper-wrapped joints or tobacco-leaf-wrapped blunts, and other items.
- Vaporizer, which heats any form of cannabis to 165–190 °C (329–374 °F), causing the active ingredients to evaporate into vapor without burning the plant material (the boiling point of THC is 157 °C (315 °F) at atmospheric pressure).
- Cannabis tea contains relatively small concentrations of THC because THC is an oil (lipophilic) and is only slightly water-soluble (with a solubility of 2.8 mg per liter). Cannabis tea is made by first adding saturated fat to hot water (e.g. cream or any milk except skim) with a small amount of cannabis.
- Edibles, where cannabis is added as an ingredient to one of a variety of foods, including butter and baked goods. In India, it is commonly made into a beverage, bhang.
- The tincture of cannabis, sometimes known as green dragon, is an alcoholic cannabis concentrate.
- Capsules, typically containing cannabis oil, and other dietary supplement products, for which some 220 were approved in Canada in 2018
both recreational and entheogenic purposes and in various traditional medicines for centuries. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive component of cannabis, which is one of the 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 65 other cannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD) Cannabis can be used by smoking, vaporizing, within food, or as an extract