True or False? 10 Questions to Test Your Cannabis Knowledge
True or False? The longer you hold in cannabis smoke, the higher you’ll feel
We’ve all seen the scene in a movie or TV show where someone takes a hit, holds it in as long as they can, and then coughs it all out at once. And some of us may have used the same breath-holding technique at home in the hopes of achieving greater cannabis effects. But the truth is that holding in marijuana smoke does not increase how much your body absorbs. And holding your breath after you take a hit might harm your lungs.
True or False? You cannot take medical marijuana with you to other states
Even though medical cannabis is a prescription drug, you are unable to take it with you across state lines—even if you’re traveling between two states where cannabis is legal. This is true whether you’re flying, driving, or walking.
True or False? Edibles are stronger than smoking marijuana
When you consume cannabis edibles, the THC within changes form in the liver. The new form of THC, 11-hydroxy-THC, is stronger than delta-9-THC, the form that you absorb when you smoke it. This is why 10 mg of THC in an edible can lead to a longer and stronger high than 10 mg of inhaled THC.
True or False? Marijuana cures insomnia
Most medical marijuana patients will feel more tired after they use cannabis. While it is true that THC can make you sleepy, that doesn’t mean that it will actually help you sleep better.
Long-term cannabis use has been tied to decreased sleep quantity and quality in healthy subjects. Yet, other studies have found short-term cannabis to help those in pain sleep better. The relationship between cannabis and sleep is complicated. More research is necessary to determine exactly how marijuana and sleep are tied. But as the research stands today, there is evidence to suggest that it could make insomnia worse in the long run.
True or False? THC is the only therapeutic compound found in cannabis
Cannabis plants contain a dizzying variety of compounds that might benefit health. While THC has long received the most attention from the research community and general public, the rise in CBD research and popularity demonstrates that there are other compounds in cannabis that influence health. As THC and CBD are just two of hundreds of phytonutrients found in marijuana, there are more compounds in there that influence health. This is why you might find that two different strains of cannabis produce different effects, in spite of their having equal percentages of THC.
True or False? It’s impossible to become addicted to marijuana
Just because cannabis is safer than drugs like alcohol or opioids does not mean that there is zero addiction potential. Marijuana addiction is rare, but it does happen. Frequent cannabis consumers can experience withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop using cannabis cold turkey, experiencing things like trouble sleeping and cravings for cannabis.
True or False? Cannabis is a safe way to relieve morning sickness
Along with the recent expansion of cannabis legalization has come a wider acceptance of marijuana to treat a variety of conditions for which it has not been tested and may not be safe. One of these is for morning sickness. Health professionals agree that pregnant women should avoid using marijuana while pregnant as it might negatively influence the healthy development of the baby.
True or False? Marijuana makes you hungry
Most cannabis connoisseurs are familiar with marijuana’s munchies. It’s the THC within that boosts appetite. This ability makes it beneficial for those who struggle with poor appetite, including cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
True or False? CBD oil won’t show up on drug tests
Drug tests that test for cannabis are designed to detect very small levels of THC. Even though the percentage of THC in CBD oil is often less than 0.3% and leads to no psychoactive effects, that small amount of THC can still create a failed drug test.
True or False? Legal cannabis is safer than black market cannabis
Even in states where cannabis is legal, a black market still exists that sells marijuana products, often at a cheaper cost. But there is a difference between legal marijuana and black-market cannabis. States have regulations and testing in place to help keep consumers safe. These same safeguards do not exist in the black market. A good example of the risks that come from using illegal cannabis products are the numerous deaths and illnesses that have occurred from the use of illegal THC vape pens.
If you are an Arkansan suffering from one of these 18 medical conditions you may be eligible to treat your ailment with medical marijuana, which includes both THC and CBD products.
Click here to learn more about what Arkansas Marijuana Card's state-certified medical marijuana doctors can do for you, or give us a call at (844-249-8714) and our friendly support team can walk you through the entire process, and set you up with an appointment.