Most people who use marijuana for its recreational and/or medicinal properties consume it via the traditional ways – smoking, vaping, or eating it in the form of edibles. nowadays, it's also more common to consume marijuana through CBD oil for insomnia and other purposes. While marijuana tea is a lot less common, it's a much healthier alternative to smoking, and brings other unique benefits as we'll describe in this post.
What is Marijuana Tea?
Marijuana tea is made from the cannabis plant, and its key benefits are derived from THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) content in the plant. THC ideally binds to the pain receptors in the brain, which makes it a natural pain reliever, and offers other therapeutic benefits.
Plus, marijuana tea lets you enjoy your marijuana without the known risks associated with smoking it. It is therefore a perfect solution for patients who suffer from conditions that affect their throat, lungs, mouth, or have other respiratory problems. It can also enhance the effect of CBD Oil for sleep and other conditions.
Taking a quick look at the historical profile of marijuana tea, it's quite evident that this is far from an invention. A number of ancient cultures would consume brews infused with marijuana for the anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties. Marijuana tea was used as a treatment for all kinds of conditions, including epilepsy, and during childbirth to offer relief from headaches and nausea.
Benefits of Marijuana Tea
1. Pain relief
Marijuana is a known powerful analgesic and has been in use for centuries to treat painful conditions like muscle pains, arthritis, and other chronic illnesses. The active compounds in cannabis have been shown to bind to various receptors in the central nervous system where they can block pain effectively.
The good thing about how cannabis works to relieve pain is that it does so without the negative side effects associated with the conventional pain killer medications. For instance, marijuana is not as addictive as morphine, codeine, and oxycontin, and there's no any dose-related fatality ever recorded from using marijuana.
Medical experts are increasingly agreeing that cannabis is an effective and safe way to alleviate pain and manage painful conditions like migraines, fibromyalgia, cancer, etc. Cannabis infused tea is quite a great delivery method considering that when marijuana is absorbed through the digestive tract, it has much longer lasting and holistic effects.
2. Marijuana Tea has a Neuroprotective Effect
Previously, the Drug War hysteria tried to link the use of marijuana with brain damage and memory problems. However, the evidence is contrary. Recent studies have found out that marijuana seems to produce a neuroprotective effect. Precisely, THC appears to block or slow down the production of beta-amyloid proteins. These proteins are widely thought to be the predecessors of Alzheimer's.
And while the research has, until now been performed on animals only, the preliminary results suggest that cannabis helped mice perform much better at certain memory tasks. Now, it's being speculated that cannabis might be helpful in opening new doors for the prevention of cognitive decline.
3. Promotes Digestive Health
When cannabis is smoked or vaped, the active compounds shoot straight into the bloodstream and the brain. This is why the effects are normally felt immediately, usually after one or two hits. However, the brain isn't the only organ that can be affected by cannabis. The endocannabinoid receptors are spread out all over the body, including the digestive tract.
Upon taking marijuana tea, the active compounds of marijuana can provide instant relief from many digestive problems, from constipation to diarrhea, to acid reflux. And just as different ancient cultures did when they needed relief for digestive troubles, you can use marijuana tea to reap these beneficial properties as well.
4. Helps with Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Anxiety and depression are caused by many factors. The persistent trigger of our "fight or flight" response, neuronal inflammation, or a neurotransmitters deficiency may impact mood. Fortunately, cannabinoids can help with these major factors that contribute to depression and anxiety.
Cannabis infused tea is great for people prone to increased anxiety. The tea makes for a less psychoactive and more mellow high in comparison to smoking cannabis. The relaxing effects of the tea will also last much longer.
5. Alleviates Sleep Disorders
Marijuana can serve as an effective sedative, based on the kind of marijuana you take, this probably explains the recent popularity of CBD oil for insomnia. The sleep-inducing effect is ideal for people suffering from continually disrupted sleep or insomnia. With a good cup of marijuana tea, you can go back to a restful, uninterrupted sleep and you will wake up feeling refreshed.
6. Eases the symptoms of Nausea
While nausea can be really uncomfortable, it's actually one of the natural defense mechanisms of our bodies. It helps the body fight toxic substances. However, if nausea becomes chronic, it can be problematic. For example, people undergoing chemotherapy experience nausea quite regularly.
Fortunately, THC has been shown to relieve nausea and stimulate appetite. Marijuana tea essentially helps you reap the anti-nausea effect of THC and is easy on your gut. As a bonus, marijuana tea may increase your appetite in the process.
Dating. Divorce. Marriage. Being single. None of it is easy.
I don't think any of us have the right answers or know exactly what we are doing when we navigate through relationships or breakups, even if we do take every Buzzfeed quiz there is out there. What I have found out though, is by writing this book, Female. Likes Cheese. Comes with Dog: Stories about Dating, Divorce & Saying "I Do" most everyone can relate to some part of it, whether it is having an awkward date, being dumped, or falling in love. The short stories read as if we are talking over drinks at a bar gossiping about our love life. It's as if, you, reader, are one of my best friends. I hope by reading this book you are reminded that you don't have to be anybody but you and your mistakes are simply memories to learn upon. Get comfy, grab a glass of wine (or your beverage of choice), cuddle with your furry companion (pet or otherwise), and enjoy…
From the chapter "Kansas & The Firepit" from Female. Likes Cheese. Comes with Dog: Stories about Divorce, Dating & Saying "I Do"
I had lost my dog to my ex. I was a mess. I thought this man was going to be by my side the rest of my life, I had gained a lot of weight. Not the kind of weight you gain when you tell your friend "OMG, Kelly, I, like, put on five pounds this summer because of all the partying I've been doing at the rooftop bars," but real weight. The weight that makes you feel totally inadequate. The weight that makes you say, Hey I might as well keep eating because it doesn't matter anymore. I was inconsolable during that summer.
I still wasn't completely out of my trash TV and alcohol phase, but I had switched to vodka, at least. Which, let's be real, just hides the fact that you're an alcoholic. I wasn't really talking to anyone about my problems. My mom tried to take me to fat camp. Yes, fat camp. When your mother says the reason why you're not happy is because you're fat, there comes a point where you really don't know whether to laugh, cry, or drink. I think I did all three. The reason why I wasn't happy was because I was going through a divorce, and my life was unraveling. I was not only unhappy but also fat, so I guess there was some truth to that. It was just what I needed to hear to get myself back to reality.
While cleaning the kitchen one day, I walked by a pair of boxing gloves. Boxing was something I had always been interested in. Watching it on TV and having some friends that had done it professionally, I figured I would take the plunge and put this "body after breakup" into motion.
There was only one boxing club in our area for fitness. I walked into the afternoon classes knowing that I was going to be a little out of my element, but I'm not afraid of a challenge. I'm an outgoing person and being sports savvy, I knew that I would catch on quickly. The guy teaching the class, Kansas, was very attractive. Ladies, you know how in yoga when you have to do the sun god pose? Well, let's just say he was what you would hope a sun god looked like. With sweat glistening down the side of his face, it was almost as if the ceiling parted and angels started singing as he stood over you telling you, "Ten more!" as you got down for ab rounds between punches. This guy was exciting. He was energetic. He was. . . constantly checking on me during class to make sure my form was correct, since I was new, and let's face it—I was totally OK with the attention. After class I signed up for a one-year membership and became addicted, not just because I loved the workouts but also because of the hot trainer.
I started coming to class three times a week, initially taking only Kansas's classes, but not wanting to look obvious when I really started crushing on him, I had to mix it up. I mean, this is Crushing 101. This was my first crush out of the gate post-divorce, so exactly what you think would happen, happened. Kansas became my rebound guy. I would make any excuse to linger after class (which, looking back, just made me look desperate), but then sometimes I would switch it up and leave. I mean, it was a game. I was trying to figure out if he was interested or not. It was exhausting. After talking after class for a few weeks, I happened to mention a home improvement project I had been thinking of working on. Being the good listener (stalker?) that I was, I knew he just happened to be interested in home improvements, as he did many of his own. I figured that would be a great way to get to know each other better and for him to fall completely in love with me, of course. Duh. Now I had a reason to cross something off my "list". I love sitting outside and having a glass of wine and listening to music by a fire. I wasn't really sure how I was going to accomplish this task on my own, but recruiting a fine gentleman like Kansas would be a good start. So, he agreed to my firepit project, and after gathering supplies at Home Depot, he came over, and I quote to you from my journal, I kid you not:
So today he shows up, and we are in the backyard digging the hole, and he takes his shirt off. His body is a wonderland! I mean sweat is just glistening down his torso. So I had to change the subject somehow and shut my gaping mouth, so like an idiot I say, "Oh, look, a callus on my hand," and he says, "Those on a woman are sexy." FML.
Ladies and gentlemen, do you want to know what I did that day? Something so adult and so mature: I pushed him into the dirt. I pushed that beautiful body into the dirt. I couldn't take it. I was like a schoolkid on a playground. Because that is the type of tantrum this lady used to throw. Kansas took it as flirting. I took it as frustration, because I couldn't tell a boy I liked him at the time.
This whole awkward flirting game went on for a few more weeks. Kansas would come over, and we'd dig more holes (to bury my dignity in) or set stones—I don't know. I thought rebound guys were supposed to be fun, casual things, but this wasn't fun at all. This was like homework in school. Every day I'd come home from "class," and I'd strategize on what I needed to do to make better "grades." If I had actually spent half the time in real school that I spent on Kansas, I would've had a 4.0. I was having to chase him, but I almost didn't know what race I was running. After all, I hadn't dated since 1884. So I figured if the firepit thing didn't work, then I'd write him a poem... Like a moron...