In cannabis strains more than 60 cannabinoids are produced, of which the psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) are the most common. Cannabinoids activate specific cannabinoid receptors.
So far, two types of cannabinoid receptors have been discovered: the CB1 receptor is mainly found in the central and peripheral nervous system, the CB2 receptor in immune cells, such as lymphocytes and neutrophil granulocytes, as well as in inflammatory cells in the central nervous system. Cannabinoid receptors are naturally sensitive to a body’s own substance, anandamide, which is released in much lower concentrations. This causes the body to relax and a rush occurs smoking honey oil.
A number of non-psychoactive cannabinoids such as cannabidiol, cannabigerol and cannabidivarin have anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, analgesic, anxiolytic and anti-cancer effects. In particular, cannabidiol is being studied in this context, which accounts for about 3-4% of the cannabis extract.
By ingesting THC, more endorphins are created that make people feel happier (or euphoric). THC can have a positive effect during sex. One is more sensitive to touch and it can strengthen an orgasm. As such, the drug belongs to the real aphrodisiacs.
Cannabis use is accompanied by euphoria, disturbed perception, constant giggle, sedation, lethargy, delayed perception of time, difficulties in performing complex mental processes, reduced judgment and social withdrawal. In addition, increased appetite, dry mouth and tachycardia may occur after a period of about two hours after consumption of the cannabis. This corresponds to the plasma peak of THC, which occurs about 2 to 4 hours after smoking cannabis.
When cannabis is processed in edible products, it takes a lot longer before something ‘notices’ the effect. In addition, there is a risk of overdose. Cannabis in edible form often only begins to work after about one and a half hours. It can take up to 24 hours for the effects to disappear.