Despite a deep rooted history, there are plenty of myths still surrounding cannabis. There are myths that question whether the munchies are actually a thing (they totally are), myths that say it’s okay to drive while high (do not do this) and myths that suggest cannabis use definitely leads to delinquency (ridiculous). Read on as we debunk three marijuana myths below and don’t forget that Black Rabbit’s online dispensary is your go to for same day weed delivery and weed delivery Canada wide. We’re fast and our bud selection is the best in the biz – this is 100% fact, not a myth.
Marijuana Myth #1 – The munchies aren’t real
Of course they’re real. According to a study by Tamas Horvath, a neurobiologist at Yale University School of Medicine, cannabis can trick your brain into thinking you’re starving – even if you’ve just eaten and are in actuality, full. According to Horvath, “we were surprised to find that the neurons we thought were responsible for shutting down eating, were suddenly being activated and promoting hunger, even when you are full. It fools the brain’s central feeding system.”
We know that our brains produce their own cannabinoids (read about our post on Cannabinoids 101 here), lipids that control things like appetite, sleep, pain sensation, mood and that THC produced by marijuana interacts with our own cannabinoid receptors, mimicking the same chemicals. Turns out, THC also actively flips the switch on our hypothalamus – a small region at the base of the brain near the pituitary gland – that controls releasing hormones, regulating emotional responses and controlling appetite. When the “flip” occurs, instead of producing the chemical that signals to the brain that you’re full, neurons actually signal to the hypothalamus that you’re hungry. Speaking of being hungry, check out our post on Top 5 Toronto Eats for When you Have the Munchies.
Marijuana Myth #2 – All weed gives you the same high
Nope, nope and nope. Weed can be categorized into three main “types” – sativa strains, indica strains and hybrid strains and your high will depend on your strain.
Sativa strains, like our Sour Diesel, often have lower doses of CBD and higher doses of THC and are most commonly associated with producing a cerebral or “mind high.” Other common effects include feeling uplifted, alert and energetic. Sativa strains are often recommended for daytime usage, perfect for social gatherings or physical activity.
Indica strains such as Gucci Star often have higher levels of CBD and less THC. Effects typically sit within the realm of physical sedation and can contribute to deep relaxation, a sense euphoria and often encourage sleep and aid in pain reduction.
Hybrids (like our delicious Blue Coma) are exactly what you think they are, strains crossbred from varying combinations of Indica and Sativa parent plants. Hybrids can be Indica-dominant or Sativa-dominant or an equal combination of the two.
A cannabis high will also vary based on form of consumption. Maybe you’re a pipe only user or maybe you prefer your cannabis in edible form, maybe you’re into shatter. A cannabis high can be tailored based on your needs, preferred strains and method on consumption so consider this myth debunked.
Marijuana Myth #3 – You can’t overdose on cannabis.
False. While you can’t die from an overconsumption of cannabis, you still can overdose and that has major physical and sometimes mental implications. Physical effects typically come in the form of dizziness, nausea, chills and sweats, increased heart rate while extreme anxiety, paranoia and even short term psychosis can also occur. These effects sometimes last for hours depending on how the cannabis was consumed. For basic tips on what to do when you Green Out, check out our blog post here.
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Okay so now that you’re a little more informed, you can truly reap the benefits of cannabis and all it has to offer so that means you should probably be placing an order right about now. Live in the GTA? Our same day weed delivery service will have our Black Rabbit best to your door in less than two hours. Live anywhere else in Canada, our mail order marijuana is Canada-wide. See you down the rabbit hole!