Although in technical terms we refer to the CBD also known as cannabidiol, a natural compound found in the cannabis plant. It has been demonstrated countless times that the CBD (Cannabis, weed, marijuana, pot) has a wide range of beneficial effects on the human body, the way in which it acts in the body is still not fully understood, however, it is known that CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) of the human body, which plays an important role in the regulation of several physiological processes.

Cannabis, or marijuana, has been used for centuries for the following purposes recreational y medicinal. While many advocate its use to relax and enjoy a calmer mood, there are also recreational side effects of cannabis that can be problematic.

One of the most common side effects of cannabis is the alteration of perception of time and space. Many users report that the effects of cannabis can make time seem to slow down or even stop. While for some this can be an interesting experience, for others it can be very unpleasant.Another common side effect of cannabis is mood alteration. Many users report that marijuana can help them relax and feel happier.

BUT BEWARE! .... On a physical level, what happens in our body?

  • Euphoria: Cannabinoids, especially THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), can produce a feeling of euphoria or well-being.

  • Changes in sensory perception: Cannabis can alter the way we perceive the world around us, which can result in increased sensitivity to light, sounds and tastes.

  • Muscle relaxation: Cannabis can have a relaxing effect on the body's muscles, which can help relieve tension and pain.

  • Increased appetite: Cannabis can stimulate appetite, commonly referred to as "marijuana hunger".

  • Changes in mood: Cannabis can affect mood, which can result in increased happiness or relaxation.

  • Reduction of anxiety: Cannabis can have a calming effect on the brain, which can help reduce anxiety and stress.

  • Alteration of short-term memory: Cannabis can affect short-term memory, which can result in difficulty remembering recent details.

  • Increased heart rate: Cannabis can temporarily increase heart rate, which may be a risk for people with pre-existing heart problems.

  • Redness of the eyes: Cannabis can cause the eyes to become red and dry. 

Conclusion it is important to keep in mind that the effect of cannabis on the body varies from person to person and depends on several factors, such as dosage, frequency of use, genetics and mood. Responsible and moderate use of cannabis is key to minimizing risks and maintaining optimal physical and mental health.

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