Cannabis Shop : buying weed for smoking in Italy

The interest generated by Weed for Smoking has grown exponentially in recent years, sparking heated debates that are still causing discussion in the main State Bodies, especially in Italy where this phenomenon has had a considerable impact since the introduction of the now well-known Law 242/2016, which regulates, albeit with little clarity, the production, purchase and use of cannabis defined as light or depotentiated. A decree, however, that still generates no small amount of confusion, doubts and perplexity in the eyes of addicts in favor of legalizing cannabis even for recreational as well as therapeutic use.

Collector’s item or still product intended exclusively for technical and collector’s use, educational, demonstration and research activities“: this is the definition given on the packages of legal cannabis, now readily available both at tobacco shop vending machines and in grow shops or e-commerce Cannabis Shops specialized in the sale of legal marijuana. And in the inextricable tangle of information circulating on the Web and elsewhere, the main doubt remains basically the same: Can Weed for Smoking be used today?

The law itself does not clarify this question but requires that the marijuana itself comes from depotentiated genetics capable of making it “light” accomplice to the reduced content of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the well-known psychoactive and psychotropic principle responsible for the well-known “high” effect, which in this case must not have a concentration higher than 0.2 percent with a maximum limit attested at 0.6 percent, a percentage that in the most potent varieties of Weed for Smoking, can easily reach and exceed 20 percent.

Therefore, if on the one hand the spread of physical and online cannabis stores selling light cannabis and derivatives represents a real trend at present, on the other hand the extent of the phenomenon undoubtedly takes on a primarily cultural significance. A real forward momentum to learn about the properties of the hitherto demonized cannabis inflorescences, which, even in the light version, deprived of most of the typical active ingredients, determines fewer side effects than those proposed by the most common psychotropic drugs such as Xanax.

And while most regular users are hoping for the start of an anti-prohibitionist path that will help clear preconceptions and prejudices related to the recreational use of Weed for Smoking, newbies tend to consider such scenario still too nebulous resulting still restrained in the fear of incurring unpleasant risks. What is certain is that at present it is fortunately easier to find good and high quality, safe and legal Weed for Smoking that allows one to easily benefit from the positive effects given by CBD, including through the use of CBD e-liquid or CBD oil.

Buying weed in a Cannabis Shop : Positive Effects

CBD Weed for Smoking can be considered legal under the Law only if the concentration of THC is less than 0.2%. It is obtained mainly from Cannabis Sativa, which, over the past few years, has been the subject of studies and experiments aimed at obtaining a final product completely free of psychotropic and psychoactive effects. Smoking CBD weed allows you to benefit from muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-epileptic effects and a pleasant feeling of well-being and tranquility, given by the almost total absence of THC.

The high CBD content makes legal cannabis a valuable ally against migraine and menstrual and joint pain, this due to a marked and proven analgesic action. At the same time, the low and marginal concentrations of THC would help to reduce states of stress and excessive arousal, making the subject-taker still alert and perfectly self-aware, without any kind of side effects typical of the active “narcotic” ingredient. In particular, therapeutic cannabis is widely used in the treatment of serious illnesses where conventional treatments have not had the desired effects such as autoimmune and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease and, proving to be a valuable adjuvant in the treatment of states of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic disorder and insomnia. Weed for Smoking also helps to promote appetite in the treatment of major eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, this accomplice to the so-called “chemical hunger,” reduces nausea caused by diseases such as AIDS and HIV as well as by chemo- and radiotherapy treatments and, a factor certainly not to be underestimated, proves to be an excellent antioxidant accomplice to the presence of Omega 3 and Omega 6 that significantly reduce the damage caused by free radicals, direct culprits of premature aging. The watchword, however, remains “moderation” since it is true that cannabis is a natural element known and widely appreciated for its curative properties since ancient times, but it is equally true that like everything else, the immoderate and incorrect use of it could entail possible risks, proving deleterious. Weed for Smoking is only good for you if the intake does not become progressively abusive.

Buying weed in a Cannabis Shop : Negative Effects

The Weed varieties for Smoking of Marijuana currently available, legal or illegal, with high concentrations of THC are innumerable and capable of satisfying all kinds of users, regular or occasional. Generally speaking, what causes unpleasant side effects is precisely tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychotropic active ingredient responsible for the characteristic high sensation that makes cannabis so popular, especially among the very young. This active ingredient, if taken according to excessively high dosages, can lead to psychic side effects such as excessive euphoria or, on the contrary, dysphoria, restlessness, paranoia, feeling of losing control, reduced memory and still altered perception of time and space, depression, hallucinations, and limitations in the locomotor system. In these cases, the affected person simply needs to be reassured once led to a quiet place. Purely physical side effects may also appear: in this case the most common are manifested by dry mouth, weakness affecting the muscular system, speech disarticulation, increased heart rate, reduced blood pressure, redness in the eyes, and in some cases dizziness. More rarely appear nausea and headache. However, the side effects of weed for smoking can vary depending on the dosage and the amount of THC in the blood and generally tend to disappear within a few hours without the need for specific treatment.

Adolescents and Weed for Smoking : The relationship

The drug most consumed by young people has for years been cannabis itself, although compared to the past the resin produced to date from the inflorescences turns out to be much more potent, the accomplice being the countless hybridizations and genetics available to the addicts, elaborated in order to bring about increasingly pronounced and important effects. Suffice it to say that on average the THC content in ‘Weed for Smoking’ is present in concentrations of 8 to 17 percent, reaching as high as 20 percent. 

This is an aspect that raises no small concern among experts, precisely because it is not yet possible to verify all the possible consequences borne by the addict, the same that can range from mere addiction to the development of psychotic disorders.

This hypothesis emerges from a recent study that is still unique, published in the journal Addiction and conducted by researchers at the University of Bath and King’s College London, who collected and analyzed data from the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction covering the 28 European states, including Norway and Turkey. This made it possible to reconstruct “the evolution of cannabis” over the decade between 2006 and 2016, from which emerged a gradual increase in THC concentration against a consequent decrease in CBD concentration. A result that inevitably alarmed the researchers themselves, this since it is the lower levels of cannabidiol that determine the main and potential long-term damage, since it is able to inhibit part of the harmful action inherent in THC. Lower concentrations of legal CBD imply a significantly more aggressive substance, and it is precisely THC that acts directly on receptors in areas of the brain devoted to complex functions such as judgment formation, perception of pleasures, and the ability to learn,memorize and move.

The sensation of getting high for many is nothing more than an imbalance in the general functioning of the brain, a factor that poses a huge risk for adolescents since the brain structure that is still being formed may suffer permanent damage. According to what emerged from a study reported in the Journal of Neuroscience, it would not be possible to establish a well-defined threshold below which it is harmless to smoke pot, since even a few joints would be enough to alter the brain structure in the very young, just as happens with alcohol consumption. Indeed, the same researchers observed changes in brain volumes on a sample of 46 14-year-olds who had taken cannabis only occasionally: they found alterations at the level of the amygdala related to fear and emotional processes in general, and the hippocampus related to memory and spatial skills. It now remains to be understood what consequences are associated with these abnormalities, although it cannot be ruled out that cannabis may affect the process of neuronal remodeling that occurs up to age 18, and whether they are also reflected in the long term.

Smoking weed for medicinal use

In Italy, the use of therapeutic cannabis has been in force since 2016, regulated by DM.9/11/2015: since then, the first batches of marijuana for therapeutic use produced entirely in Italy within the Military Chemical-Pharmaceutical Plant in Florence have been put on the market. To date, the most widely used variety is the so-called FM-2 Cannabis, which contains THC in concentrations ranging from 5 percent to 8 percent and CBD in 7.5 percent to 12 percent created through a pilot project developed by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense. It to date is contemplated and successfully used treatment of chronic pain of the neuropathic type caused by spinal cord injury as well as severe and disabling diseases such as multiple sclerosis and ALS and again to counter nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and HIV and AIDS drug therapies. It can also be prescribed to stimulate appetite in AIDS and HIV sufferers, cancer patients or those with eating disorders.

It is also used in counteracting involuntary movements induced by Tourette’s syndrome as well as to reduce intraocular pressure in individuals with glaucoma resistant to conventional medical therapies.

The active ingredients that help make medical marijuana so effective are the active ingredients called cannabinoids, specifically THC or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol or CBD.

THC is primarily responsible for the pain-relieving, anti-nausea, antiemetic and appetite-stimulating action attributed to Weed for Smoking while CBD promotes its analgesic action, prolonging the duration of action while reducing side effects. CBD also contributes to the reduction of intraocular pressure and has marked anticonvulsive, sedative and antipsychotic properties. However, it should be remembered that marketed and currently approved marijuana for therapeutic use must necessarily be standardized and titrated for both active ingredients in order to be prescribed. The prescription to date can be made directly by the general practitioner as well as by a specialist as long as he or she ascertains the existence of the pathologies specifically expressed by the Ministry of Health itself. Different may be the modes of administration: therapeutic cannabis can in fact be taken orally in the form of herbal tea or decoction or by inhalation of vapors, making use of medical devices designed to vaporize the substance limiting the characteristic damage given by the combustion of the plant matter.

Weed for Smoking To Lose weight. Really?

Regardless of whether one has taken weed or not, it is easy at least once to have heard of the “munchies effect” or Chemical Hunger, the sudden urge to eat particularly junk food as a result of taking cannabis. Many people claim to eat less and lose weight when they have Weed for Smoking : a theory that is decidedly more complex than it may seem since little information is actually available to date about the correlation between cannabis use and a subsequent weight loss.

Much of the hype about weight loss through marijuana use stems from an analysis of data collected through two surveys conducted in 2011 in which the authors revealed how obesity rates were higher among subjects who reported not taking marijuana than among regular users who conversely used it at least 3 times a week. The second survey aimed at establishing the correlation between cannabis and obesity in young people also led to similar conclusions. A more recent study subsequently corroborated this by showing that the cannabis users surveyed had a reduced body mass index and obesity rate in the face, however, of increased daily caloric intake.

Experts therefore came to some conclusions about the correlation between marijuana use and increased body weight control: smoking cannabis can in fact alleviate symptoms of pain and stiffness leading subjects to feel more active and engage in physical activity more easily. Marijuana use itself spontaneously leads to drinking less, a significant factor because it was understood from the data collected that the young people surveyed had significantly reduced their intake of alcohol and low-calorie carbonated beverages while reducing their caloric intake.

Weed for Smoking reduces feelings of stress, and there are multiple studies over the years that have revealed how stressed individuals tend to discharge nervousness precisely through food, considering it a kind of “release valve.” It also interacts with the cannabinoid receptor R-1, the same receptor that plays a decisive role in stimulating metabolism and food intake: high amounts of cannabis would therefore seem to increase metabolic activities by reducing the accumulation of calories and consequently also weight.

In fact, therefore, the use of marijuana does not cause sudden weight loss although experts believe that it can undoubtedly help thanks to the benefits that this substance is able to confer to our body. However, everything still remains to be verified since to date research on the subject is still scarce and rather approximate. What is certain is that marijuana cannot be concretely considered an adjuvant in reducing the rate of obesity, especially if it is severe. Rolling a joint results in wellness but almost certainly does not benefit the diet!