Marijuana: Prevalence, Facts, and Medical Usage

Overview and Commonness

Marijuana is currently among the 3rd most widespread addictive drugs after tobacco and alcohol. Its usage is common not only among adults but also among teenagers. According to statistics, more than half of American adults have tried marijuana at least once in their lives and nearly 22% of them currently use it as well.

Marijuana (often referred to as cannabis) mainly combines 3 psychoactive elements, known as Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. When the flowers of these items are collected and dried, it’s the time when one of the most common drugs, cannabis (also known as pot, weed, or marijuana), is made.

 

Components

Generally, more than 120 components (known as cannabinoids) are required for the formation of marijuana. Although not every cannabinoid’s function is revealed, two of them, known as cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are pretty important.

Both cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are psychoactive elements contained in cannabis. CBD is the non-intoxicating and non-euphoric element, which is used to reduce pain in the body, whereas, on the other hand, THC is the item responsible for making you feel high.

 

Medical Marijuana and the Ways to Store It in Dispensaries

Medical marijuana is primarily the same as recreational marijuana and is made from marijuana plants to treat diseases or medical conditions, including:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),
  • Appetite Loss,
  • Cancer,
  • Eating disorders,
  • Epilepsy and seizures,
  • Multiple sclerosis,
  • Muscle spasms,
  • Nausea,
  • PainAlzheimer’s disease,
  • Crohn’s disease, etc.

 

Since now you know the advantages of medical marijuana, it’s time for you to explore the ways of keeping it in dispensaries.

 

Marijuana should:

 

Be Kept at the Right Temperature: mold may grow and thrive in temperatures above 77˚F, so cannabis should be kept in cooler temperatures.

 

Be Kept at an Ideal Humidity: Humidity is the most important component of the whole process. Too much moisture can make marijuana open and vulnerable to mold, meanwhile, too little moisture can dry out and weaken the cannabis structure.

 

Be Stored in the Dark: It’s confirmed that the sun’s UV rays, which break down the marijuana, are the key factor to lead to cannabinoid deterioration. So it’s important to keep cannabis out of direct sunlight as much as possible.

 

Airtight Containers: The best way to keep marijuana in the right humidity and temperature is to store it in airtight containers. However, if you’re not planning to keep marijuana for a long period, vacuum sealers may also work well.

 

Facts, facts, and More!

Due to the commonness of marijuana, several interesting & funny facts have been revealed, such as;

  • The so-called name Marijuana, which came into vogue in the U.S. in the late 1880s’, comes from Mexican slang, which is believed to be derived from the Spanish names Mary and Jane.
  • Teenagers are inclined to smoke marijuana in the states, where its use is prohibited and illegal, rather than in the states, where it’s legal.
  • Scientists confirm that marijuana usage may sometimes block the spread of dangerous cancer
  • George Washington grew marijuana and hemp in his plantations.
  • According to a national survey on drug use, each day approximately 6,000 Americans try marijuana for the first time.
  • Studies show that alcohol and tobacco use is more harmful and dangerous rather than marijuana use.
  • From the middle of the 19th century to the early 20th century, marijuana was considered a useful medicine for nausea, rheumatism and was sold at local stores and pharmacies.
  • Believe it or not, chocolate produces the same reactions in the brain as marijuana does.
  • Cannabis seeds were considered to be edible in China as early as 6000 B.C.
  • Currently, the marijuana industry is the fastest-growing one in the U.S. If it becomes legalized in all 50 states, its industry will even surpass the industry rates of the organic food market.

 

What Can You Do?

As already mentioned, the marijuana industry is the fastest-growing among others. This, in turn, raises competition between dispensary owners and emerges the need for outstanding solutions. One possible and reasonable solution for your dispensary may be custom-printed items. Ganjaprint, an all-inclusive store of custom-branded items for dispensaries and smoke shops provides a big variety of lighters, bags, matches, grinders, jars and rolling papers, and much more.

Moreover, Ganja Print enables dispensary owners to order their dispensary’s logos printed on any product. For instance, Ganjaprint has already come up with designs for refillable custom BIC lighters with a 72-hour rush print offered. You can easily use their website to order these lighters or any other item that you want choosing the colors and the location.

 

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