Hashish is none other than the resin obtained from the thin inflorescences or by Appendices from the plant Cannabis sativa or Indian Hemp. It is therefore the result of the processing of small clear filaments, present on the plant, better known as “trichomes”, and whose secretions produce the characteristic resin that today becomes the protagonist of our study.
In turn, newbies in the sector may find it useful to know that cannabis is an annual herbaceous plant, and that the flowers of this species are able to produce an extract from which particular active ingredients are obtained, capable of bringing about effects of various nature on the whole human organism.
From cannabis, a plant belonging to the Cannabinaceae family, various substances such as hashish and marijuana are obtained in variable concentrations. All the narcotic substances of the plant fall within the scope of cannabinoids, or more simply in that of Cannabis.
The active components that can be found inside are about sixty, but the most important are THC, tetra-hydrocannabinol, CBD or cannabidiol and finally CBN, cannabinol: their concentration can vary according to the botanical species same, but cannabis derivatives are mostly known and popular due to their psychoactive effects.
Hash effects, what are they?
Having introduced the above, we share in this introductory part of our study the fact that what we commonly refer to as hashish is an integral part of drugs that have amazing properties, capable of altering certain types of perception.
It is therefore a substance that acts on psychic functions, and which contains principles capable of modifying the psycho-physical state of any subject, of any age, albeit in a different way, and with different levels of incisiveness. The effects of hashish can in fact vary from subject to subject, and are therefore not very uniform.
Having clarified this, we also remember that hashish is generally smoked, and often its consumption is also linked to the addition of tobacco (smoking cannabis together with tobacco is another very common practice, even if the purists of the sector advise against this type of activity, because it would end up ruining the typical aromas of cannabis and, moreover, burdening them with the negative ones of tobacco).
Long-term hash effects
Cannabinoids, produced by all varieties of cannabis, are narcotic substances that enjoy a large number of active ingredients capable of altering, in the person who has taken this product, behaviors, actions, perceptions, mood, state of attention or wakefulness and much more.
We have already underlined, however, that the effects of the use of hashish, a substance that is generally smoked, but which can also be ingested, have different entities based on the person, his physical and mental conditions, and his general status in the when he takes the substance (and as already seen, the effects due also to the possible and possible coexistence of tobacco intake must be taken into consideration).
Now, it should obviously be borne in mind that the side effects of hashish are usually attributed to one of the main components, namely THC, the active ingredient tetra-hydrocannabinol, which, interacting with particular proteins present on cell membranes, releases dopamine and generates pleasant sensations to the organism.
These sensations are linked to those of relaxation, euphoria and a decrease in physical reactivity up to cases not only of physical relaxation, but also of real drowsiness. Another effect may be that of a momentary and uncertain increase in sensory perceptions, such as that of hearing, smell and sight, especially in night conditions.
Durability hash effects
Cannabbinoids alter the perception of space – time, causing in some subjects cases of fatigue and loss of orientation ability. Still, other side effects of hashish can be those attributable to the stimulation of appetite and gastro-hepatic functions in general.
The active ingredients contained in hashish also have sedative and narcotic properties, capable of disinhibiting the nerve pathways connected to the sensation of pain. It is no coincidence that the use of cannabis has also been introduced in the therapeutic field and is used for some types of therapy.
Cannabis is then used therapeutically and becomes a pharmaceutical possibility when it is necessary to relieve pain, chronic ailments, injuries, arthritis, fibromyalgia and rheumatic and neuropathic diseases in general.
Usually the product can also be prescribed following physical pain caused by oncological diseases, perhaps following invasive therapies. The reason is quite simple: hashish also has sedative properties and has good antispasmogenic effects.
The ability of the plant to stimulate the sense of hunger finally allows its consumption also to patients suffering from anorexia: the mechanism that favors the increase of hunger is attributable to the activity of THC. In any case, doctors can usually prescribe this cure on a temporary basis, with a few months of treatment, because the effects of cannabis are often not controllable and because they can easily promote some addictions.
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