You can buy cannabis Winnipeg in our store. Spraying a cannabis extract (Sativex, GW Pharmaceuticals) under the tongue seems to improve symptoms of multiple sclerosis such as muscle spasms, the need to urinate, and nerve pain in some people with MS. In the UK, this product is approved as a prescription drug to treat muscle spasms in people with MS. In Canada, this product is approved to treat nerve pain in people with MS. This product is not available as a prescription medicine in the US. Some early research suggests that taking a specific cannabis extract (Cannador, Society for Clinical Research) by mouth helps to reduce muscle stiffness and spasms in people with MS. But other cannabis extracts don’t seem to help to reduce spasms or tremors or help with walking. Some early research shows that smoking cannabis may reduce muscle spasms, pain in the arms and legs, and tremors in people with MS. Nerve pain. Most research shows that smoking cannabis can moderately reduce nerve pain caused by HIV and other conditions. The pain relief lasts for about 2 hours.
Cannabis is a drug derived from the cannabis plant. Often called marijuana, weed, reefer or many other names, it was first introduced to Western medicine in the 1830s. It’s now being legalised for recreational use in Canada.
Cannabis has two main active ingredients –
- Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a psychoactive ingredient responsible for feelings of joy, euphoria and contentment commonly associated with recreational cannabis.
- CBD, or cannabidiol, is non-psychotropic and creates an overall feeling of wellness without the mind-altering effects of THC.
Different species and strains of cannabis have varying effects. The two most well-known types are Cannabis indica, which most people find has calming, relaxing effects and Cannabis sativa, seen as more stimulating and energizing. Hybrids, which can be a mix of indica and sativa or of different strains of the same species, are the most common type of cannabis plants and tend to have more balanced effects. Terpenes, chemicals naturally found in cannabis, are responsible for the distinctive aromas and flavours like citrus, berry, mint and pine.
Whether used recreationally or for medical reasons, cannabis can be consumed in a number of ways that have different effects on the body. Common ways include:
- Smoking a joint, pipe or bong.
- Using a vapourizer for smoke-free inhalation.
- Taking oils or capsules by mouth.
- Eating in foods like cookies or candy.