What is cannabis?

Cannabis sativa, the natural growing plant which also has been known to go by marijuana, weed, ganja & pot contains hundreds of natural components.

Of these components, cannabinoids are the most active ingredients. Don’t forget about the other important ingredients called “Terpenes“. The components interact with certain receptors that are located on the cells of the nervous and immune system, linked with appetite, memory, movement, pain and immune function. This receptor is part of your body’s cannabinoid system.


The most popular cannabinoids found in cannabis are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the psychoactive compound responsible for the ‘high’ or euphoric feeling that you get after consuming cannabis. It binds itself to parts of the brain responsible for thinking, memory, pleasure, coordination and movement. CBD, on the other hand, doesn’t usally produce a sense of euphoria in the same manner, but provides a more relaxed and calm feeling. CBD has also been known to counteract some negative effects of THC. The negative effects can be a result of many factors however, the main factor could be the type of cannabis strain used and the way you consume it.

It’s important to note there are several strains of cannabis. The ratio of one component to another may vary from strain to strain. Nevertheless, the main point is that these compounds could impact physiological functions in the body. Therefore it’s critical to only use the plant for wellness use and not abuse use. Be mindful, why you are using cannabis and what does it do to you?

Well there is a little bit of information about cannabis from the team at Stingo and Kush! We pass the joint on to you and ask that you do your own research about plant based medicine. Only you can help bring the change you envision.

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