Marijuana: Medicinal & Legal Recreational Use | Episode 066


Episode summary introduction:

We’ve heard it called by all sorts of names; mary jane, herb, pot, weed, grass, mota and the list continues. It even has its own day 4/20 (April 20th). It can be consumed in many different ways; consumed through teas, edibles, joints, blunts, vapes and smoked through bongs. With all that being said we’re discussing the medicinal uses of marijuana and it’s legalized recreational use.

Topic 1:

We’ve heard it called by all sorts of names; mary jane, herb, pot, weed, grass, mota and the list continues. It even has its own day 4/20 (April 20th). It can be consumed in many different ways; topically, consumed through teas, edibles, smoked in joints, blunts, vapes and through bongs. With all that being said we’re discussing the medicinal uses of marijuana and it’s legalized recreational use.

Topic 2:

Medicinal marijuana uses the plant and/or it’s chemicals to treat diseases or conditions. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the main chemicals used in medicine.

Topic 3:

It’s estimated that more than 20 million Americans use marijuana each month, making it the most popular street drug in the country. More than 60% of Americans surveyed support the idea to legalize marijuana.

Outro:

Smoke safely, eat responsibly.

A few tips to keep you and those around you safe.

References:

  1. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/what-marijuana

  2. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/healing-addiction/202005/how-marijuana-works

  3. https://www.cdc.gov/marijuana/fact-sheets.htm

  4. https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/medical-marijuana-faq#:~:text=Medical%20marijuana%20uses%20the%20marijuana,100%20different%20chemicals%20called%20cannabinoids.

  5. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/how-does-marijuana-produce-its-effects#:~:text=THC's%20chemical%20structure%20is%20similar,to%20the%20brain%20chemical%20anandamide.

  6. https://disa.com/map-of-marijuana-legality-by-state

  7. https://marijuana.procon.org/

  8. https://www.veriheal.com/blog/consume-cannabis-safely-and-responsibly-with-these-5-tips/

  9. https://www.prevention.org/Resources/e608a7e1-e1a2-468c-b0d5-e65ccd25da5c/LTC_IL_HowToUseCannabisReponsibly_1227.pdf

  10. https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/er-visits-linked-marijuana-rose-colorado-hospital-after-legalization-study-n987161

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