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With the beginning of the new millennium, mankind has entered a realm ruled by stress, anxiety and other similar issues yet unknown to the human mind. These issues, often tied to the overwhelming amount of information we tend to receive daily, leave consequences both on our nervous and immune systems. Despite the amazing medical breakthroughs of the past century, we simply cannot function without nature. Nature is the only constant presence in our lives and since we are born from it, it is only fair to at least try to acquire a certain amount of knowledge about its secrets.
Cannabis is perhaps the most perfect example of man’s dependence on nature; throughout history (leaving out the last two unfortunate centuries, when the prohibition of cannabis creates an ever-greater gap between man and nature), it has provided him with just about everything – it was the key ingredient of clothes, ropes, food, medicine, paper and other necessities of everyday life.
Due to the massive amount of unreliable information on cannabis circling the wide web, we wish to gather some key facts on its effect on human life, which can become more centered and relaxed with its prudent use.
Cannabis grows all around the globe, mostly on areas with mild to moderate climates. It is an upright, longitudinal, one-year plant that can grow up to several meters high in just six months, providing it grows in suitable circumstances. Its longitudinal, sharp edged leaves, numbering 3 to 11 per branch, do remind us of wild chestnut leaves, yet it belongs to a family of its own, the cannabaceae. During its growth, male and female plants begin to show their key characteristics, the latter growing more into its width than the former. It is the buds on the female plants that extrude a sticky substance we tend to extract for personal use, since it is richly potent with cannabinoids – CBG (cannabigerol), CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) to name only a few. The latter cannabinoid is present at much lower levels in industrial hemp grown for its other properties (under 1%, 10 times lower from the average cannabis plant).