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Indica Vs Sativa

Indica Vs Sativa The Difference Between the Two Cannabis Plants

We sometimes receive calls that will ask about what type of weed should they order?  Customers want to know what the pros and cons are with marijuana Indica Vs Sativa. The answer would be depending of what kind of effect you want to experience when you smoke weed. We usually have a variety of Sativas and Indicas available on our web site. So you will ask, what is Sativa and Indica?

Today’s article will let us distinguish the difference between an indica and sativa type of weed.

To start, indica and sativa are the two major types of cannabis plants. When the two types are mixed, a “hybrid” type is formed and each types has different effects on body and mind.

LOOK and TASTE

Indica typically grow shot and wide while Sativa grow tall and thin. Indica plants are better grown indoor because they grow short and Sativa are better grown outdoor because it can get as high as 25 ft. in height. Indica’s flowering time is shorter, about 8-12 weeks while sativa’s will take about 10-16 weeks to grow.

indica vs sativa

Indicas have fat fan leaves, where each leaf segment nearly touches each other or even overlaps a little. Sativa leaves look more like thin little fingers.

In terms of taste, Indicas are sweet and fruity while sativas are earthy and piny.

Buds:

buds
buds

The dried buds are are a little bit more difficult to differentiate because they might look like hybrids but once you know the basic features of each type, in a way, you can make an educated guess as to whether or not your strain is indica or sativa dominant.

Sativa’s buds are usually long, less dense, wispy bud or fluffy, often with red or orange coloring and have a sweeter or lighter aroma.

Indica’s buds are short, heavy, compact and dense, often purple coloring and have thick pungent aroma.

 

GEOGRAPHIC ORIGIN

origin
origin

Most indica strains originated from the Hindu Kush region of the Middle East like Turkey, Morocco and Afghanistan while most sativa strains originated from those countries near the equator like Colombia, Mexico, Thailand and Southeast Asia.

It makes sense when you want to distinguish each strain when it comes to the name of the weed. Indicas usually have Kush at the end while sativas have Haze.

 

EFFECTS

effects of sativa vs indica
effects of sativa vs indica

 

Indica:

  1. Relieves body pain.
  2. Relaxes muscles.
  3. Alleviates spasms and seizures.
  4. Good for headaches and migraines.
  5. Manages anxiety or stress.

You will feel relaxed and tired that you would want to go to bed and sleep when you take indica strains that is why it is best to smoke this at night or later in the evening or at anytime you wish to sleep.

 

Sativa:

  1. Feeling at ease.
  2. Up-lifting and cerebral thought.
  3. Stimulates and energizes.
  4. Increases focus and creativity.
  5. Fights depression.

You will feel cerebral high when smoking sativa strains that makes this a good choice to smoke at daytime. You will feel more energetic and creative that is why this strain is more preferred by artists.

 

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Haze Marijuana Strains Vary In Character

If you are familiar with weed, then chances are that you have heard of Haze marijuana strains at some point in time. It is highly sought after for its uplifting, euphoric, cerebral, and even psychedelic mental experience with almost no ceiling to the buzz while allowing the user to remain physically active. It has been used a staple in a number of hybrids. The Haze family line is one of the most THC-potent strains that cannabis has to offer.

Haze refers to a Cannabis sativa-dominant strain known for its psychedelic effects, sometimes referred to colloquially as “ampheta-weed” for their uplifting qualities. Despite the uplifting powerful effects for which the Haze strain is known, it can be hard to come by. This is largely due to the the amount of time required for a Haze plant to be ready for harvest.

Haze Marijuana Growing Cycle

It often takes as as long as 14 weeks of flowering before a batch of haze marijuana strains can be sent to the trimmers. The resulting flowers can be well-worth the wait, however, which is why Haze varieties are still popular in the European cannabis market. Because of its long flowering times (often double that of an indica based strain) and tall stature, haze is rarely seen in its pure form but instead is a popular choice for breeders and is the parent to many prized subset strains.

Very popular in the 70’s, it nearly became extinct in recent years as growers switched to easier varieties. Many seed banks still offer what is supposedly the Original haze but many have been “Tainted” with Indica genetics, or are just a similar strain, aptly named. Dutch hazes especially are often crossed with Indicas, due to the often shorter growing seasons.

Haze Marijuana Genetics

The genetics of the Haze sativa first took root in Santa Cruz, California during the 1960s where long growing seasons accommodated her lengthy flowering cycle. Despite the buzz, Haze seeds remained scarce for years until the late 1970s.

Haze Marijuana StrainsWhen famed breeder Sam Skunkman started creating and refining his own batches. With a flowering time from 12 to as much as 16 weeks, the Original Haze earned a reputation as a finicky, difficult plant to grow.

Many preferred planting Skunk and Northern Lights seeds instead. Since then, Haze has been the proud parent of countless hybrids around the world passing on it’s genetics from Mexico, Colombia, Thailand and India. Because most Haze strains have a long flowering period, being mainly cultivated in inter-tropical climates or indoor grow rooms.

Variety Of Haze Strains

It should be noted that there are a variety of Haze strains, typically referred to by the region from with it originally stems from. Nonetheless, one the most famous of these is often referred to as “Super Silver Haze.

The buds, as with most pure sativas, are usually small, spaced out, skinny, and long. The original Haze is well known, along with many other sativas to produced very fluffy buds. Haze is also famous for its unique smell, taste, and strong “Psychedelic” effect.

Old School Haze

Very popular haze marijuana strains in the 70’s, it nearly became extinct in recent years as growers switched to easier varieties. Many seed banks still offer what is supposedly the Original haze but many have been “Tainted” with Indica genetics, or are just a similar strain, aptly named. Dutch hazes especially are often crossed with Indicas, due to the often shorter growing seasons.

Super Silver Haze

Super Silver Haze marijuana seeds will wind up producing one of the most popular strains of marijuana that you can find. Super Silver Haze is taken from several other popular strains including Northern Lights and Skunk. It is technically sativa-dominant, and you’ll see that in the formation of the plant, but the smoke tends to reveal its latent Indica characteristics. In any event, it’s certainly one of the most beloved and interesting strains of marijuana available to you.

As noted above, Super Silver Haze tends to produce much more body-oriented buzzes. The smoke tends to be relaxing and sleep-inducing rather than energetic. Still, Super Silver Haze is also valuable because it can clear your head and produce entirely different states of mind and being. It really gives you the whole package, and the best part is that it tends to last for large chunks of time. There’s certainly a nearly divine feeling of pleasure that you get while smoking Super Silver Haze.

What’s Disliked About Super Silver Haze?

The main draw of the Super Silver Haze strain is right in its name. Super Silver Haze marijuana tend to be plants that are covered in silvery THC glands that are pleasing to the eye. The buds are long and sticky and the THC level is consistent at around at least 21%.

The clear-headed, body buzz most associated with Super Silver Haze is ideal for a number of medical conditions. The strain has been shown to help with everything from depression to muscle cramps. Super Silver Haze’s lasting effects also allow you to achieve relief for long periods of time. So, if you have chronic pain, you can use Super Silver Haze to mitigate it throughout the day.

List Of Haze Marijuana Strains

If you have any more haze marijuana strains you can add to this list please add them to the comments and we will make sure they get added.

  1. Amnesia HazeHigh Times Overall Cannabis Cup (2004) #1, High Times Sativa Cup (2012) #1
  2. Arjan’s Schoenmaker Zwevers Ultra Haze 2High Times Cannabis Cup (2005) #2
  3. Arjan’s Strawberry HazeHigh Times Sativa Cup (2004) #2
  4. Arjan’s Ultra 2 HazeHigh Times Nederhash Cup (2005) #3
  5. Arjan’s Ultra Haze #1High Times Cannabis Cup (2006) #1
  6. Blue Dream “Blueberry Indica crossed with Super Silver Haze”
  7. Blueberry HazeBlueberry Indica crossed with Original Haze”
  8. Bubble Berry Haze
  9. DeLaHazeHigh Times Sativa Cup (2008) #2
  10. Early Pearl/Skunk #1 x Northern Lights #5/HazeHigh Times Cannabis Cup (1989)
  11. Electric Lemon HazeHigh Times Sativa Cup (2011) #2
    Fire Haze
  12. G13 HazeHigh Times Cannabis Cup (2006) #2, High Times Cannabis Cup (2007) #1
    Hawaiian Haze
  13. Haze (or Original Haze)
  14. Jack Herer is a cross between Skunk #1, Haze, and Northern Lights #5.[4]
  15. Haze x Northern Lights #5High Times Cannabis Cup (1993)
  16. Haze x Skunk #1High Times Cannabis Cup (1992)
  17. Lemon Haze #2 MOBO (2013)×World Cup (2002) #3 Supercannabis
  18. up (2005) Oscars (2007) #3 Grammy (2008) Yield cup (2010)
  19. Liberty HazeHigh Times Cannabis Cup (2011) #1
  20. Mako HazeHigh Times Sativa Cup (2006) #1
  21. Maroc Lemon Haze26th High Times Cannabis Cup (2013) #3 Import Hash
  22. Moonshine HazeHigh Times Sativa Cup (2011) #1
  23. Northern Lights – High Times Cannabis Cup (2003) #1
    Royal Moby (Haze x White Widow)
  24. Silver HazeHigh Times Overall Cannabis Cup (2005) #3
    Strawberry Haze
  25. Super Lemon HazeHigh Times Cannabis Cup (2008, 2009) #1, 2010 #2. High Times Sativa Cup (2009) #1
  26. Super Silver Hazefirst prize winner at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1998 and 1999 and also won awards at the High Times harvest festival
  27. Tangerine Dream Cannabis Cup (2011) #2
  28. Tasman HazeHigh Times Sativa Cup (2007) #2
  29. Utopia Haze High Times Cannabis Cup (2008) #2, High Times Sativa Cup (2008) #1

Roger’s Bud Facts

Here are some interesting facts about marijuana you may not have known:

In 1876, the Sultan of Turkey gave marijuana to the United States as a gift. By 1880, Turkish smoking parlors were opened all over the northeastern U.S. – http://brainz.org/420-milestones-history-marijuana/

A pot smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana within about fifteen minutes to induce a lethal response. – http://dangerousminds.net/comments/how_much_pot_would_it_take_to_kill_you

Research has found that THC (the main active component of marijuana), has a growth-inhibiting effect on the cancer cells in liver. – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21475304

THC and CBD, marijuana’s primary cannabinoids, are both cancer killers.

Research has found that smoking cannabis/pot in your teens can lead to a decline in I.Q., but similar effects were not seen in those who started smoking as adults. – http://www.nature.com/news/drop-in-iq-linked-to-heavy-teenage-cannabis-use-1.11278

In 2008, a British man was sentenced to four years in jail in Dubai after Customs officers found 0.003 grams (0.0001 ounces) of cannabis in a cigarette stub stuck on the sole of one his shoes.

A recent study proved that cannabis aids both lung and breast cancer-and does not cause any form of cancer. It only cures.

In Bhutan, marijuana grows wild and is more common than regular grass. However, virtually no one smokes it. Instead it is the number one source of feed for pigs. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXJwNSkdTH0&feature=youtu.be&t=4m11s

Studies have proven that the high from cannabis is very comparable to that of a runners high.

There are four people in the US who not only can get legal marijuana, but the federal government sends it to them, free. – http://nowiknow.com/license-to-toke/

he first two drafts of the United States Declaration of Independence were written on hemp paper.Before its ban, hemp was a common cash crop for family farms in early America.

The NBA does not test athletes for marijuana use in the off season.

Cannabis is the largest cash crop in the U.S., exceeding corn and wheat combined – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash_crop#United_States

Although cannabis is illegal in Australia, there’s a town in New South Wales revolving almost only around weed selling and weed tourism where cannabis is both sold and grown openly. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nimbin,_New_South_Wales

In North Korea, distribution, possession and consumption of cannabis is very legal, and is recommended as a healthier alternative to tobacco. “Visitors tell stories of marijuana plants growing freely by roadsides.” – http://bigbudsmag.com/communist-cannabis-is-north-korea-a-legal-marijuana-state/

Marijuana seeds are a source of all amino acids. They are one of only a handful of substances that man can sustain off indefinitely with no other food and provide all known amino acids. – https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Marijuana_Cultivation/Fundamentals/Parts_of_the_Plant#Seeds

The University of Mississippi operates the United States’ only legal marijuana farm, on behalf of the government. – http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat.php/Number/12037857

US, Canadian and Australian consumption of cannabis per capita is more than double that of the Dutch, despite it being legal in Netherlands. – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annual_cannabis_use_by_country

Cannabis grew rampantly in Brooklyn around 1951 before being eradicated by the Sanitation Department – http://brooklynology.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/post/2011/01/28/White-Wings-and-Dream-Stuff.aspx

Marijuana triggers neurogenesis. Layman’s terms: It leads to brain cell growth.

42% of people in Canada have tried marijuana at least once.

There is zero evidence that marijuana causes significant lung damage.

Marijuana has been in an “official” state of prohibition since 1937-s Marijuana Tax Act (in the United States). Because, among other reasons, it made white women desire black men.

Colorado and Washington legalized cannabis for recreational use this past October. They have estimated tax revenues of over $550 Million from this legalization.

Over the last decade, the NYPD has spent 1 Million Hours Making 440,000 Marijuana Arrests.

The last four presidents, including Barack Obama, have all admitted to smoking cannabis.

Since Nixon declared the “War On Drugs” in 1971, over a trillion dollars have been spent on it. It takes the average person under an hour to find drugs in a new city.

BEER & MARIJUANA are cousins: beer’s hops are in the
same family of flowering plants as marijuana.

Study after study has found that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco.

Legalizing marijuana would generate $8.7 billion in federal and state tax revenue per year.

Marijuana has been legal for personal use in Alaska since 1975, and it’s still legal today.

The “SEX Party” in Australia is looking to legalize marijuana, euthanasia, censorship, abortion, and tax the church.

A Marijuana-derived compound forces cancer cells to freeze and prevents them from spreading.

George Washington grew Marijuana in his farm.

Medicinal Marijuana is Considered Kosher in Some Cases by Judaism.

MARIJUANA is legal and is not even classified as a drug in North Korea.

California was the first U.S. state that banned Marijuana a century ago.
Uruguay became, in 2013, the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana.

In the U.S., a sentence of life in prison without parole was given for trying to sell US$10 of marijuana to an undercover officer.

In 1949, the U.S. Military created a synthetic version of Marijuana called “Dimethylheptylpyran.” Just 1 mg can have effects lasting for 3 days.

Legal marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the U.S. in 2015.

The U.S. government’s “official expert” on Marijuana from 1938 to 1962 once testified in court, under oath, that he had smoked marijuana and it turned him into a bat.

The first recorded use of Marijuana was in China, over 4700 years ago.

789 grams of 2,700-year-old marijuana were found in a Chinese tomb in 2008.

In India, it is not uncommon to consume marijuana in milkshake form.

Bob Marley was buried with his red Gibson guitar, a Bible open to Psalms 23 and a bud of marijuana.

The first arrest for Marijuana possession and selling in the U.S. occurred in Denver, Colorado on October 2, 1937.

In the Netherlands, there are dozens of public facilities where you can bring recreational drugs including marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy to test if they are safe.

Marijuana is the most common illegal drug used in the United States. Approximately 100 million Americans have tried marijuana at least once, and more than 25 million have smoked it in the last year.

Worldwide, it is estimated that about 162 million adults use marijuana at least once per year, and 22.5 million use the drug daily.

The first e-commerce transaction to take place on the Internet was the sale of cannabis – http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/apr/19/online-high-net-drugs-deal
In Colorado, medical marijuana dispensaries outnumber Starbucks locations 3 to 1 – http://cannabisnews.com/news/25/thread25864.shtml
Carl Sagan wrote a paper under the pseudonym Mr. X advocating for Marijuana use. His identity as Mr. X was not revealed until after his death – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/31/carl-sagan-marijuana_n_3367112.html

After Tupac was cremated, his ashes were mixed with marijuana and smoked by members of his hip-hop group, Outlawz. – http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/young-outlawz-admit-smoking-tupac-shakur-ashes-mixed-marijuana-1996-article-1.950906

Cigarettes Kill 443,000 people a year-in the United States Alone. Vending machines kill 10 people a year. That’s 443,010 more than cannabis has ever killed.

Rastafarians are legally allowed to possess marijuana in Italy due to it being a ‘sacrament’ to the religion. – http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/07/10/us-italy-marijuana-

After alcohol, marijuana is the most popular recreational or mood-altering drug used worldwide.

Just under 40% of high school students in the U.S. report using marijuana at least once in their life, and 20% report using it regularly.

There are over 200 slang terms for marijuana in the popular vernacular. Some of the more common nicknames include pot, grass, weed, hash, and ganja.

The cannabis plant can grow in nearly any environment and averages one to two inches of growth per day and up to 18 feet total in ideal conditions.

Cannabis seeds were used as a food source in China as early as 6000 B.C.

The first recorded use of marijuana as a medicinal drug occurred in 2737 B.C. by Chinese emperor Shen Nung. The emperor documented the drug’s effectiveness in treating the pains of rheumatism and gout.

Marijuana’s effects on teenage girls’ brain is much more serious than the very moderate effects on the teenage male – http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166432811004360
During Prohibition, Pharmacies sold “Medicinal Whiskey,” much like today’s Medicinal Marijuana. – http://coloradorestlessnative.blogspot.ca/2010/01/medicinal-whiskey-and-loophole.html
The word “canvas” is derived from the word “cannabis” because canvas used to be made from hemp fiber. – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=canvas

The first law in the American colonies regarding marijuana was a 1619 law that actually required farmers to grow the hemp plant. Once harvested, hemp was useful for clothing, sails, and rope.

Marijuana production and trafficking make up the world’s largest drug market and the substance can be grown in almost every country. The United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes (UNODC) has data on 172 countries and territories known to grow marijuana.

Paraguay is believed to be the world’s largest producer of marijuana.

According to the UNODC, there are several countries worldwide where greater than 8% of the population are said to use marijuana. Among those countries are the United States, Canada, England, Spain, France, South Africa, and New Zealand.

From 1850 to 1942, marijuana was listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia as a useful medicine for nausea, rheumatism, and labor pains and was easily obtained at the local general store or pharmacy.

In 2003, Canada became the first country in the world to offer medical marijuana to pain-suffering patients.

Legalization would save Canada an estimated $14 billion per year.

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References

Abel, Ernest L. 1980. Marihuana: The First Twelve Thousand Years. New York, NY: Plenum Press.

Booth, Martin. 2003. Cannabis: A History. London, England: Doubleday.

Chapkis, Wendy and Richard Webb. 2008. Dying to Get High: Marijuana as Medicine. New York, NY: New York University Press.

Leggett, Ted. “Why Should We Care about Cannabis?” United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Accessed: November 29, 2008.

Robinson, Rowan. 1996. The Great Book of Hemp: The Complete Guide to the Environmental, Commercial, and Medicinal Uses of the World’s Most Extraordinary Plant. Rochester, VT: Park Street Press.

U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy. “Marijuana Facts & Figures.” Accessed: February 10, 2009.

World Drug Report 2008. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Accessed: December 2, 2008

 

Using Marijuana Helps Migraines And Headaches

Using Marijuana For Migraines & Headaches

History shows that cannabis has been used for hundreds, if not thousands, of years for the treatment of migraines. Does a blunt a day take the migraines away? The cannabis plant contains over 100 unique chemical compounds, known as cannabinoids, that work together to help relieve migraine symptoms. Cannabis has anti-inflammatory, pain relieving and anti-nausea properties. It also affects blood vessels; it relieves muscle cramps that can accompany migraines; and it lessens anxiety which can worsen the symptoms of migraines in some patients.

Treating Migraines With Marijuana?

Migraines can also be treated with marijuana, sometimes better than actual migraine medication. When consumed or smoked, retrograde inhibition will help to slow the rate of neurotransmitters in the brain. This is wonderful news for people who suffer from migraines—all too often, these horrific headaches are due to an overload of neural stimulation. Retrograde inhibition also relieves the pain and other symptoms which attend a full-blown migraine, including nausea and sensitivity to lights. Additionally, migraine medication has been flagged for dangerous side effects, including increased blood pressure. Migraine medication can also be rather debilitating to take, as it makes the user feel very tired and only want to sleep. Marijuana can make some users feel slightly sleepy but the doze can be adjusted so that the migraine sufferer will still experience relief from pain, nausea, and hyper-sensitivity, while not becoming as drowsy as they would with the alternative.

Cluster Headache’s And Cannabis

Helping Cluster Head Aches With Marijuana
Hey, I had to tell all you this, Magic Mushroom’s will get rid of any head ache you will ever get. I’m not fn joking! Your not getting any from me, but if you do have cluster headaches, go online and buy a mushroom kit. They work great, super easy to grow, and will truly give your brain a vacation you probably need! This is a fact, but it can make you go crazy and jump off a bridge if you are one of those type of people…. So I wouldn’t advise it…. But that’s what I do when I get head aches… 1.25 grams of Magic Mushroom Caps.

Cluster headache is a rare type of headache that affects about 1 to 2 people in every 1,000. It is one of the most painful conditions an individual can experience, described as excruciating and even more debilitating than migraine. Tension headaches are the most common type of headache with muscle tension or inflammation in the muscles of the head, neck, and face may contribute to, or cause, tension headaches. Cannabidiol, or CBD, has been proven by numerous clinical studies to contain properties that relieve inflammation. Along with reducing inflammation, CBD has been shown to reduce anxiety in patients which may lead to a reduction in stress or tension in a tension headache sufferer.Historical records show that marijuana has been used for centuries to treat headaches. Its calming effect and ability to reduce, or eradicate, the symptoms of a headache were accepted by the medical community well into the 20th century. More recently, clinical studies have shown that medical marijuana affects a brain substance known as anandamide. When the THC in marijuana reacts with anandamide, it produces a calming, relaxing effect that permeates the entire body in much the same way that traditional anti-anxiety or anti-depression medications work. Marijuana however, does not increase serotonin levels as do many prescription medications used to treat tension headaches.

Types Of Marijuana That Can Help

Indicas, especially Kushes are great for migraines/headaches.

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Marijuana and HIV/AIDS

Marijuana and HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS is one of the most common uses of medical marijuana. When appropriately prescribed and monitored, marijuana can provide immeasurable benefits for the health and well-being of HIV/AIDS patients. Marijuana can remedy a patient’s debilitating fatigue, restore appetite, diminish pain, remedy nausea, cure vomiting and curtail down-to-the-bone weight loss. Because the symptoms of this deadly disease — primarily nausea, loss of appetite, and pain — are so targeted to the efficacy of marijuana, patients gain incredible relief and improvement to their quality of life.

Pain Relief

For some HIV patients, their daily regimen includes taking handfuls of pills that they hope will regulate the pain that they have. Many of these prescription drugs include opiates that can be harmful on certain organs in the body if not dangerous. Furthermore, while these prescription drugs may help with some symptoms, they don’t seem to be as helpful as marijuana as a substitute.
Research findings found that there was a 30 percent decrease in pain for those smoking marijuana, instead of those smoking a placebo. When the marijuana was combined with the prescription medication, the benefits for pain reduction were even greater.

Improved Immune Function

There are plenty of jokes going around about getting the munchies after smoking weed. However, this stereotype may not be such a bad thing for patients who are suffering with HIV. Many of the drugs they take have negative effects on eating habits and the hunger of HIV patients. Furthermore, the immune system as a whole is weaker with HIV, therefore making it harder to gain and maintain healthy weight. Studies looking into the effects of marijuana on HIV patients, it is found that marijuana did not seem to be unsafe in HIV patients, especially in CD4 and CD8 cell counts. These RNA levels allowed the patients to gain, on average, four or more pounds in their clinical tests.

Positive Outlook

Finding out that you are HIV positive is probably something that you can only comprehend the pain when it actually happens to you. Having to change your entire lifestyle, starting new medical treatments and telling those around you are all tasks that are never easy and can lead to plenty of frustration and even depression. While marijuana cannot permanently cure all of the problems, it should also be said that marijuana can have positive effects on a persons mood and outlook on things. Cannabis is a major industry now and has been created, tested and delivered in a variety of different ways. Even if you do not want to smoke, you can find edible cannabis. And you can also find cannabis that will affect your mood depending on the type of high that you are looking for with either a sativa or an indica blend. Instead of the numbing and dulling effects of opiates and other drugs, marijuana can give new life to an HIV patient.

Marijuana and HIV/AIDS
Since the 90s, a pill form of marijuana has been prescribed to treat appetite and weight loss in HIV/AIDS. But new findings suggest marijuana may even help combat the disease.
Marijuana may stop the spread of HIV

More recently, scientists found that THC might have a helpful function: stopping the spread of HIV in monkeys. According to researchers, monkeys that were treated with high THC doses on a daily basis had more healthy cells than those who did not. While these findings are preliminary, and have not been observed in humans, they are promising.

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For patients with advanced AIDS and terminal cancer, the apparent benefits some derive from smoking marijuana outweigh any substantiated or even suspected risks. At least for now, it is a comfort marijuana makes better a patient’s debilitating fatigue, restore appetite, diminish pain, remedy nausea, cure vomiting and curtail down-to-the-bone weight loss.