Cannabis 101

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis is a plant genus in the Cannabaceae family with psychoactive properties, known as Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.


Three species recognized in science classifications: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, Cannabis ruderalis​


What is the “DIFFERENCE” BETWEEN HEMP & CANNABIS​

  • Hemp and marijuana are simply broad classifications of Cannabis.​
  • Not different “species” or “strains.”​
  • Legally, “Hemp” is a term used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain 0.3% or less THC content (by dry weight).​
  •  Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, or the 2018 Farm Bill.​

CANNALAWS IN  THE US TODAY

  • Cannabis is still classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance along  with heroin.​
  • Schedule 1 substances have:​
  • no currently accepted medical use in U.S.​
  • a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and​
  •  a high potential for abuse.​
  • Cocaine and Meth are listed as Schedule 2 Substances, those that have some medical value. ​

THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM (ECS)

  • The ECS is made up of CB1 and CB2 receptors found throughout the body, including in the brain and other organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells.​
  • These receptors respond to the body’s own endocannabinoids, but also respond to phytocannabinoids, or cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. ​

Plant Compounds​

  • Cannabinoids​
  • Terpenes​
  • Flavonoids
  • CBD & THC are the most commonly known cannabinoids.​
  • Different types:​
  • Phytocannabiniods​
  • Endocannabiniods ​
  • Synthetic cannabinoids 

Terpenes​

  • Kind of like essential oils, terpenes are what that give the plant different aromas, flavors, and perhaps therapeutic effects.​
  • Terpenes are not unique to cannabis, in fact they’re found in a lot of other herbs, fruits, and plants!​
  • Flavonoids are made up of groups of polyphenolic compounds that act as secondary metabolites to a myriad of plants and fungi. ​
  • They account for roughly 10% of the known compounds in cannabis with around 20 known varieties.​


The Entourage Effect is the “whole” of cannabis compounds (cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids) working synergistically as they are created in the plant.


CANNABIS AFFECTS EACH PERSON DIFFERENTLY

  • Current mood, expectations, and atmosphere​ all play an important role.
  • You need to consider, Are other drugs being consumed?​
  • Alcohol, illegal ​
    drugs, over-the-counter medications, ​
    or prescription
  • How much Experience does the user have?  What is their tolerance level like?
  • Does the individual have Mental health conditions​
  • What Strain​ is being consumed
  • What is the Potency or strength​ of the cannabis
  • What is the Method of consumption​?  Inhalation, Topical, Edible?


Can someone “Overdose” on THC ?​

  • The British Journal of Psychiatry reported that cannabis is “safe in overdose;” in other words, it’s physically impossible for a human to die as a direct result of a cannabis overdose. ​
  • This is due to the therapeutic index of cannabis.​

 

What is the THERAPUTIC INDEX?

The margin of safety between how much of a drug or substance a person needs to feel the desired effects of that drug, and how much of a drug or substance will result in death.​

Mean lethal dose (LD50) the minimum amount of a substance that would result in a fatality in 50% of the population 

Mean Effective Dose (ED50) the minimum amount of a substance that allows 50% of the population to achieve the desired effects​


Examples:

Injectable Heroin

LD50/ED50: 5

Acetaminophen

(Tylenol)

LD50/ED50: 100

Alcohol

LD50/ED50: 10

Cannabis

LD50/ED50: >1,000


Cannabis 101

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis is a plant genus in the Cannabaceae family with psychoactive properties, known as Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.


Three species recognized in science classifications: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, Cannabis ruderalis​


What is the “DIFFERENCE” BETWEEN HEMP & CANNABIS​

  • Hemp and marijuana are simply broad classifications of Cannabis.​
  • Not different “species” or “strains.”​
  • Legally, “Hemp” is a term used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain 0.3% or less THC content (by dry weight).​
  •  Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, or the 2018 Farm Bill.​

CANNALAWS IN  THE US TODAY

  • Cannabis is still classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance along  with heroin.​
  • Schedule 1 substances have:​
  • no currently accepted medical use in U.S.​
  • a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and​
  •  a high potential for abuse.​
  • Cocaine and Meth are listed as Schedule 2 Substances, those that have some medical value. ​

THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM (ECS)

  • The ECS is made up of CB1 and CB2 receptors found throughout the body, including in the brain and other organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells.​
  • These receptors respond to the body’s own endocannabinoids, but also respond to phytocannabinoids, or cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. ​

Plant Compounds​

  • Cannabinoids​
  • Terpenes​
  • Flavonoids
  • CBD & THC are the most commonly known cannabinoids.​
  • Different types:​
  • Phytocannabiniods​
  • Endocannabiniods ​
  • Synthetic cannabinoids 

Terpenes​

  • Kind of like essential oils, terpenes are what that give the plant different aromas, flavors, and perhaps therapeutic effects.​
  • Terpenes are not unique to cannabis, in fact they’re found in a lot of other herbs, fruits, and plants!​
  • Flavonoids are made up of groups of polyphenolic compounds that act as secondary metabolites to a myriad of plants and fungi. ​
  • They account for roughly 10% of the known compounds in cannabis with around 20 known varieties.​


The Entourage Effect is the “whole” of cannabis compounds (cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids) working synergistically as they are created in the plant.


CANNABIS AFFECTS EACH PERSON DIFFERENTLY

  • Current mood, expectations, and atmosphere​ all play an important role.
  • You need to consider, Are other drugs being consumed?​
  • Alcohol, illegal ​
    drugs, over-the-counter medications, ​
    or prescription
  • How much Experience does the user have?  What is their tolerance level like?
  • Does the individual have Mental health conditions​
  • What Strain​ is being consumed
  • What is the Potency or strength​ of the cannabis
  • What is the Method of consumption​?  Inhalation, Topical, Edible?


Can someone “Overdose” on THC ?​

  • The British Journal of Psychiatry reported that cannabis is “safe in overdose;” in other words, it’s physically impossible for a human to die as a direct result of a cannabis overdose. ​
  • This is due to the therapeutic index of cannabis.​

 

What is the THERAPUTIC INDEX?

The margin of safety between how much of a drug or substance a person needs to feel the desired effects of that drug, and how much of a drug or substance will result in death.​

Mean lethal dose (LD50) the minimum amount of a substance that would result in a fatality in 50% of the population 

Mean Effective Dose (ED50) the minimum amount of a substance that allows 50% of the population to achieve the desired effects​


Examples:

Injectable Heroin

LD50/ED50: 5

Acetaminophen

(Tylenol)

LD50/ED50: 100

Alcohol

LD50/ED50: 10

Cannabis

LD50/ED50: >1,000


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Cannabis 101

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis is a plant genus in the Cannabaceae family with psychoactive properties, known as Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.


Three species recognized in science classifications: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, Cannabis ruderalis​


What is the “DIFFERENCE” BETWEEN HEMP & CANNABIS​

  • Hemp and marijuana are simply broad classifications of Cannabis.​
  • Not different “species” or “strains.”​
  • Legally, “Hemp” is a term used to classify varieties of Cannabis that contain 0.3% or less THC content (by dry weight).​
  •  Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, or the 2018 Farm Bill.​

CANNALAWS IN  THE US TODAY

  • Cannabis is still classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance along  with heroin.​
  • Schedule 1 substances have:​
  • no currently accepted medical use in U.S.​
  • a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and​
  •  a high potential for abuse.​
  • Cocaine and Meth are listed as Schedule 2 Substances, those that have some medical value. ​

THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM (ECS)

  • The ECS is made up of CB1 and CB2 receptors found throughout the body, including in the brain and other organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells.​
  • These receptors respond to the body’s own endocannabinoids, but also respond to phytocannabinoids, or cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. ​

Plant Compounds​

  • Cannabinoids​
  • Terpenes​
  • Flavonoids
  • CBD & THC are the most commonly known cannabinoids.​
  • Different types:​
  • Phytocannabiniods​
  • Endocannabiniods ​
  • Synthetic cannabinoids 

Terpenes​

  • Kind of like essential oils, terpenes are what that give the plant different aromas, flavors, and perhaps therapeutic effects.​
  • Terpenes are not unique to cannabis, in fact they’re found in a lot of other herbs, fruits, and plants!​
  • Flavonoids are made up of groups of polyphenolic compounds that act as secondary metabolites to a myriad of plants and fungi. ​
  • They account for roughly 10% of the known compounds in cannabis with around 20 known varieties.​


The Entourage Effect is the “whole” of cannabis compounds (cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids) working synergistically as they are created in the plant.


CANNABIS AFFECTS EACH PERSON DIFFERENTLY

  • Current mood, expectations, and atmosphere​ all play an important role.
  • You need to consider, Are other drugs being consumed?​
  • Alcohol, illegal ​
    drugs, over-the-counter medications, ​
    or prescription
  • How much Experience does the user have?  What is their tolerance level like?
  • Does the individual have Mental health conditions​
  • What Strain​ is being consumed
  • What is the Potency or strength​ of the cannabis
  • What is the Method of consumption​?  Inhalation, Topical, Edible?


Can someone “Overdose” on THC ?​

  • The British Journal of Psychiatry reported that cannabis is “safe in overdose;” in other words, it’s physically impossible for a human to die as a direct result of a cannabis overdose. ​
  • This is due to the therapeutic index of cannabis.​

 

What is the THERAPUTIC INDEX?

The margin of safety between how much of a drug or substance a person needs to feel the desired effects of that drug, and how much of a drug or substance will result in death.​

Mean lethal dose (LD50) the minimum amount of a substance that would result in a fatality in 50% of the population 

Mean Effective Dose (ED50) the minimum amount of a substance that allows 50% of the population to achieve the desired effects​


Examples:

Injectable Heroin

LD50/ED50: 5

Acetaminophen

(Tylenol)

LD50/ED50: 100

Alcohol

LD50/ED50: 10

Cannabis

LD50/ED50: >1,000


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