How to Make Marijuana Tea
There is a lot of controversy over taking marijuana as a therapy for treating specific diseases or mood disorders such as depression. In some countries it is now legal to use cannabis for medicinal purposes as long as it is prescribed by a specialist and the patient follows a specific dose that will help improve their symptoms. The truth is that there are many benefits linked to this plant but there are also large risks linked to abusing this drug that can seriously affect your state of mind. In this oneHOWTO article we will explain how to make marijuana tea and give you some information about the risks and benefits that this infusion has to offer.
Before showing you the marijuana tea recipe we want you to know the benefits that this plant has to offer in some specific situations. In fact, its therapeutic properties are what have made it legal to take in some parts of the world in order to alleviate pain or specific conditions and we will explain these in detail below.
- It treats pain: cannabis can be used to reduce pain or discomfort that can be caused by rheumatic diseases or migraines. The reason for this is that it produces a painkilling and anti-inflammatory effect that can improve these symptoms.
- An anticonvulsant: this is a plant with soothing properties that can usually be very effective in treating diseases such as multiple sclerosis or for those affected by Tourette's syndrome as it helps control these conditions and relax the muscles.
- Chemotherapy relief: pain linked to chemotherapy treatments can be reduced thanks to marijuana as it relaxes muscles, reduces pain and also boosts your appetite, something that is usually greatly improved with this type of treatment.
- It treats depression: thanks to its relaxing effect, this plant is successful in reducing episodes of stress or anxiety, in addition to improving the mood of people living with depression.
For more information we invite you to read our article on the benefits of cannabis.
The healthiest way to consume marijuana is by making an infusion with this plant because, if you smoke, you are filling your body with toxins and a toxic smoke that will affect your airways and lung capacity. So, next we will show you the marijuana tea recipe so you can learn to do it yourself at home.
- 1 small piece of marijuana bud (the amount should be small so that you don't get too high)
- Whole milk: whole is better because it helps set the THC
- Honey (to sweeten)
To make this tea, first chop the marijuana bud while you put some water on to boil. When the water starts boiling add the herbs and leave to stand for about 5-8 minutes so they can infuse; then strain the water to remove the bits of leaf that can be left behind.
Pour into a cup until ¾ full, and add in a trickle of whole milk. When ready, add a teaspoon of honey (or however much you want) to improve the taste and make this tea more pleasant to taste. Drink it slowly and if you feel queasy stop drinking.
It is important that you consider all the consequences that marijuana can bring to your body, especially if you use it frequently or you use too much. Next we will go into detail about some of the most common negative effects that this plant can have:
- The first thing that you have to know is that this plant contains THC, i.e., a type of substance that directly affects our brain cells that are responsible for releasing dopamine, the same hormone that we secrete when we feel pleasure; although this may seem like a positive, the fact is that if your brain gets used to something external being responsible for stimulating this hormone, eventually, it will stop doing it naturally and you will need your dose of cannabis to feel pleasure and euphoria. That is why it is considered a drug with a high risk of addiction.
- Over time, marijuana can also damage the memory of the person taking it because THC affects the information that our brain stores and as a result, it makes our vital organ suffer from premature aging.
- Our coordination and balance are also affected because of this herb as the THC receptors that are responsible for regulating both of aspects, delay your awareness in activities such as driving, playing sports and so on.
- If you use it regularly and take it in very high doses, the effect can be much more serious causing even schizophrenic outbreaks, hallucinations or psychosis.
If you are worried about your marijuana usage, you can take a look at our article on how to know if you are addicted to weed.
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