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People Share How Weed Can Enhance Your Love Life—Or Ruin It

Smoking weed with a partner can be the best shared ritual. Lighting up and staying in to watch movies in bed is always a cozy and nice option for a Friday night; laughing about dumb stuff for far too long is a bonding exercise that’s probably scientifically on par with sex. Not to mention that actual sex while stoned is never disappointing.

But for couples who are mismatched in their habits, weed is a lot less chill—and a lot more complicated to navigate. Sober lovers tend feel like their partner cares for their bong more than them. People who smoke, on the other hand, end up feeling judged by a partner who abstains. And giving up weed for a partner is never an easy decision.

Of course, the plant’s impact on love is as varied as its strains. We asked some stoners to detail how weed has factored into their relationships—and break-ups.

Life Is A Bad Drake Song

A relationship I was in for three years just ended, and I low-key think weed was the reason why. I smoke weed every day, at least 10 times a day. For me, I’m more myself when I’m high—more honest and real with my partner—so smoking weed is my greatest joy. But when I would get stoned, my partner would always look at me with slight irritation and annoyance. My constant weed use would always lead to fights about it, like, Are you high right now?… Do you ever get nervous? It was like a bad Drake song. My partner would also feel bad because I would want to smoke before sex and she felt like I couldn’t be sober.

I think I need to be in a relationship with someone who smokes weed so we can be happy and on the same level. I’ve been in flings where both my partner and I have both smoked and it’s nice—but we also both spend our money on weed and bongs, and we’re always late and stoned. Still, it’s blissful, so maybe I can only date a version of myself with whom it’s okay to be a fuck-up. I think it’s impossible for me to date someone who doesn’t want to get high with me.

I think I need to be in a relationship with someone who smokes weed so we can be happy and on the same level.

Drinking Less and Staying In More

When my girlfriend and I first met, we smoked considerably less weed. Last year, she moved to New York from Europe, so while she was first getting acquainted with NYC we were way more active and out a lot. Now we both smoke more than ever. All winter we got into the habit of chain-smoking spliffs from the time we’re home from work to the time we’re KO’ed. My girlfriend also smokes a lot more than she used to because she almost entirely stopped drinking shortly after we met. She started getting brutal hangovers even if she had a single glass of wine, and alcohol would make her break out in a light rash. We both suspect she may be allergic to alcohol.

Like anything, it’s not black or white, though I greatly prefer a partner who smokes over past relationships where I’d be ripping cannons and my then-partner(s) wouldn’t understand why I’d be up super late reading weird shit and mumbling about dessert nachos.

The pros of being with someone who smokes is that I rarely smoke alone; my girlfriend and I can take turns rolling joints and buying weed; and it has definitely reaffirmed the feeling that my current partner truly likes me for me. I consistently act as stoned and weird and myself as humanly possible around my girlfriend, and she adores me nonetheless. Smoking is also like a ritual of empathy for us. My girlfriend, for example, has been anxiously waiting to find out if her visa application is approved and my way of showing that I’m sensitive to her stress is by a rolling up a joint.

And sometimes we’ll smoke when we have sex. I remember one time she was smoking a joint while I was going down on her, and she said something along the lines of, This is how couples should smoke together. I remember blowing smoke on her clitoris while she came. Kinda hot!

The most noticeable con is that we enable one another to smoke incessantly. If one of us is smoking, be it a joint or a cigarette, the other will inevitably share it, regardless if we wanted to smoke. As a result, we often smoke way too much on any given night, which then leads to bad choices like staying up super late, eating super late, and then sleeping in super late together if we don’t have somewhere to be in the morning. Lately, both of us have been talking about cutting down because new work projects kicked in for both of us, the cold is ending, and we’re sick of feeling groggy in the morning. The issue is that when one person is being “noble” or making an effort to abstain, the other person isn’t feeling it, and we both end up smoking. We encourage a feedback flower loop, and smoking less will be a real challenge for us.

I think my girlfriend would have an easier time developing her own community and life in the city that’s separate from the one I’ve built over the past eight years if she smoked less. She’s pretty new to both the US and New York, so I sometimes worry she’s not putting herself out there and making her own friends and connections enough. Once she hears about her visa, I think it’d be healthy for her to go out on her own and do her own thing. If she can do it and continue smoking, then rad.

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My partner used to smoke weed—he says he was addicted. It was really hard for him to quit. He tried to quit several times throughout this life. So right when I met him, he had probably not been smoking for a little under a year. For him, it was a big deal not to smoke. I smoked quite a bit—I would regularly have weed in my home, I would often smoke late at night while I was watching TV, or when I was out with friends.

Not being able to smoke around him was a little strange to navigate at first. With other people that I’ve dated, smoking weed together was an assumed thing that we would do. This dynamic was new for me. The hardest thing for me, especially early on, would be when he would come over and my roommates would be home, smoking. They would offer me some and I would have to decline. Or we would be at a party and someone would offer me a joint. Immediately what I would want to say is, Of course, but since he was around I would feel self-conscious. I didn’t want him to feel alienated or make things difficult for him. So I wouldn’t smoke in situations where I normally would. When I would decide to smoke around him, he would let me know that it wasn’t necessarily cool. I think he just didn’t want to be in a situation where everyone was smoking but him. I sympathized with that, but I didn’t like feeling guilty or concerned about whether or not I should be smoking.

I didn’t want him to feel alienated or make things difficult for him.

It was hard in the beginning, but I didn’t want to encourage any kind of relapse for him. There was a lot at stake. That would just be so shitty. I definitely would never smoke when it is just him and myself. I prefer not being stoned with him, anyway. I mean, I love being stoned with friends, but I mostly just become an idiot. I’m a better version of myself when I’m generally sober.

My partner and I have been together for three years now. So at this point my default is to not smoke, and I’m super grateful about that. Before I met my partner, I didn’t really have a reason not to smoke weed. If it was around I would smoke. Now I realize I would just rather not smoke weed. Sometimes I will have a joint in my backyard if I’m just having a “me” day or if I’m at a social gathering and my partner’s not there.

But I think my partner is no longer so afraid relapsing. He doesn’t really crave weed anymore and if he’s around it he does okay. He thinks that maybe he could one day smoke again without going back into his old patterns. He’s not there yet, but he thinks it’s possible. If we’re still together for another three years we might share a joint, and that would be wild. I don’t even know if I would want that.

It’s Like Eating Food

I don’t think I’ve ever had a partner that I didn’t smoke weed with, although I’ve had relationships where weed was not as positive a part of it. In past relationships, it’s been sort of the situation where I’ll go over to my partner’s house, and he’s stoned and just wants to watch dumb videos on the internet, and it’s just a bummer of a time. I’ve dated people who smoked way too much weed.

My boyfriend and I now are really lucky that we both have pretty similar weed habits and comfort levels. I feel great that we can both smoke together. We don’t think about it too much, even though we do it most days. It just feels like another thing we do together, like eating food or drinking, that doesn’t even really register as an extra thing on top of our regular activities.

Usually, smoking makes us very productive, and we have magical, nice times writing music for our band together and then end up watching Columbo until we fall asleep. I’m not usually one to be creative on my own with weed—it’s not like I sit down with a joint and a guitar and write a song or whatever. But it’s as if smoking lets us get into this weird other social zone together and that dynamic lets us be more creative. It definitely brings us closer together. For us, we’re both really involved in each other’s professional lives—I’m just finishing my undergrad in Critical and Cultural Studies, my partner is working on an English Lit PhD thesis, and we’re both teaching. There’s a lot of overlap in our fields so we spend a fair amount of time being serious with each other, so it’s fun to smoke weed and just giggle about dumb stuff and say dumb things together.

Whether or not we have sex after we smoke really depends on the strain—a lot of them will make us just too focused on writing or whatever else, or too sleepy. But sometimes it just clicks and sex is the next thing that needs to happen. Stoned sex rules! It’s sort of the same thing with weed and writing music or other creative stuff, where there is just a level of inhibition that doesn’t seem to be there, and it makes things really great for both of us. And, most importantly, truly nothing compares to smoking a joint in bed while cuddling after a really awesome stoned bang.

I Didn’t Want to Hold Her Hand

I recently realized that weed led to the neglect of communication between me and my partner, who just broke up with me. I started smoking heavily about five months ago, when I took this job that I don’t like. I teach chess to kids in a public school and I thought I could use weed to chill me out and help me deal with it; I would wake up, smoke, and then go to work. But I think it made me a lot more likely to avoid people and want to be alone. And it definitely made me a lot less present with my girlfriend. She was in a fashion show, for example, and I couldn’t even go to it because I smoked before. If I didn’t start smoking I really think we would still be together.

If I smoked during the day, I would just try to avoid her. She lives across the street from me and I couldn’t even invite her over. I feel like weed kind of shut me down and I couldn’t show her love. I can’t blame it all on weed—I have other problems—but it didn’t help. I would just want to smoke and play chess by myself for hour. I also make music and art, and that’s nice to focus on while I’m high. Now I completely regret not being with her.

If I didn’t start smoking I really think we would still be together.

At the end of our relationship she said, “Well, now you get to do what you want. You always wanted to just study.” That’s really fucking sad. I don’t want to be, like, one of those old chess men who sit in the park all day. I want to be someone who can share something with someone and be considerate of another person’s feelings. When I’m sober, I have healthier social habits. I play chess for an hour, instead of five hours. I reach out to people. Like, I’d rather play chess for an hour than be a sad man who ends up alone.

I quit weed last week. I feel much better, but it’s a little too late for the relationship.

The Couple Who Has Less Panic Attacks Together, Stays Together

I smoke a lot because it helps calm down my general anxiety and PTSD. My girlfriend, April, definitely smokes more often after being with me. But April is happy that I smoke because it’s hard for both of us when I’m anxious or on the verge of a panic attack. I think I can confidently say that we both think the more cannabis I smoke to manage my anxiety, the better off I am and, consequently, our relationship is. And I’ll never be mad if April wants to smoke more weed for her mental health concerns.

I love having a partner I can smoke with. Because cannabis is a big part of my mental health self-care practices, it feels a little alienating if my partner can’t join in with me. When I was dating folks who didn’t smoke, it was always a little sad for me. I love to pass a joint between my partner and me. It brings us closer together and it’s one of the ways we have quality time. Get high, go for a walk. Get stoned, eat lots of food. Get high and fuck.

When we’re high, we just feel more relaxed in our bodies. April and I are both sex workers—in addition to the freelancing I do as a writer and dog walker, and April’s nine-to-five—so our down time is crucial for us. Smoking or eating edibles helps us decompress faster than just riding out our nerves.

For us, weed has never caused any fights. However, April once called me out on how she was supplying the cannabis and I wasn’t saying thank you enough for her offerings. She likes a lot of verbal appreciation, which doesn’t come naturally for me. I show appreciation through acts of service, but I learned to give her more verbal gratitude because I care about my partner’s happiness.

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"I'd be ripping cannons and my [partner] wouldn't understand why I'd be up super late reading weird shit and mumbling about dessert nachos."

What Smoking Weed Can Do To Your Relationship

Smoking marijuana is affecting your dating and sex life more than you think.

Now that 23 states and DC have legalized weed, 4 of them for recreational use as well as medical, the debate about whether it enhances – or ruins – sex and relationships is raging hotter than ever. Can a couple survive when only one is a pothead? Does weed make sex mind-blowing or forgettable? Here, eight readers light up the highs and lows of dating in the stoned age.

The Productive Pothead

“My boyfriend and I both smoke weed, and that’s just a part of our lives. Just like I do yoga and he rides bikes, it’s just another thing. We buy weed together. He packs bowls for me — he’s the organizer of all the weed stuff, and I just smoke it. My boyfriend is an engineer for a tech start-up, and I run my own business as a web designer. We both attribute the amount of weed we smoke — we light up almost every day — to the fact that our jobs are so highly technical. It helps us turn our brains off from that mode. If you’re a functional pothead, you don’t have to think twice about it.” – Emily, 28, web designer, San Francisco, CA

The Post-Alcohol Smoker

“My boyfriend is pretty much the only person I smoke with. at home, at night, or on weekends during the day. When we have sex after smoking, there’s definitely more of an observational quality to it. I’m kind of outside myself, observing, instead of in it and in my head. A kind of cool detachment happens. And afterward, I feel like I’m more open to talking about something that happened or something that I liked. Alcohol for me is definitely a depressive experience. I used to have so much fun when I drank, and now it’s just not that fun anymore. When I smoke, I like who I am a little bit more, and I’m able to express myself better.” – Kristin, start-up founder, NYC

The Third Wheel

“I was dating this guy who was otherwise very sweet and wonderful, but there was an addiction issue. He couldn’t go to parties without knowing at what point in the night he’d get to go back to his place, or go somewhere else, and smoke. The only way he could get out of bed or get ready for the day (he was in school at the time) was to smoke. It was embarrassing to have to explain to friends. There’s a difference between the casual stoner who prefers smoking to drinking and the guy who can’t have normal social behavior. It got to a point where I just became so frustrated with the inconvenience. It really doesn’t work for me to be out at a restaurant or have plans to go see a play later and for him to say ‘I can’t because I have to go smoke.’ That necessity was totally disruptive. It was like having a third person in the relationship. I broke it off.” – Lee, 24, fundraiser, Boston, MA

The Medical Marvel

“Depression has run in my family for generations. I started going to therapy for it in sixth grade. I’ve tried every antidepressant under the sun, and nothing ever really worked for me. But I keep taking them just to keep it in check. Now I’m taking Celexa. In college, I had no sex drive whatsoever. I bounced around on different medications to try to fix that, and nothing really helped until I tried smoking. Now, I am an everyday weed smoker, and I do think it helps my depression. and my relationship with my boyfriend. When I smoke, I get very relaxed and super horny. I’m like a ravenous frat boy. I had a boyfriend with a very low sex drive, and it was too much for him. It was always a point of contention. But my current boyfriend loves it!” – Meghan, 29, journalist, NYC

The Industry Insider

“My boyfriend is super supportive of me being in this industry, working for a vaporizer company. He’s a musician, and cannabis and music often go hand in hand. He’s totally supportive and actually very helpful. All his friends come over and try the vaporizers, giving real-time feedback. The way dating is today, the girl can be the aggressive one, going after the guy. A bunch of my friends don’t use cannabis, and they’re like, ‘How do you do that?’ And I’m like, ‘You just invite them over to hit the vape.’ Then the guys are like, ‘Oh my god, this is the coolest girl ever. I want to marry her.'” – Brianna, 28, director of marketing for a vaporizer company, Nashville, TN

The Stoner Buddy

“I love my boyfriend so much, but when he is stoned, he becomes a different person. He’s totally out of it and quiet, and his breath and saliva taste really different and not appealing. He has this one friend he’s always smoking weed with, and I think that’s also what bums me out most. The fact that when he gets with this one friend, it’s all about doing drugs. I just feel like when you get into real life — aka after college — it’s important not to have your social activities revolve around drugs, no matter how innocuous they seem.” – Emily, 26, writer’s assistant, Los Angeles, CA

The Dating Dilemma

“I seem to gravitate toward a certain type. They are always creative and very passionate about what they do, but they also happen to be very big pot smokers. It’s like they need pot to enrich their creative selves. They become so dependent on smoking all the time that you don’t know if you like the person better stoned or not stoned. It gets to the point where it is confusing what their true nature is. With one guy I dated, smoking was so much of who he was, I never really knew when he was and wasn’t high, what was his pure nature and what was his stoned nature. I think I liked him better high — he was less edgy. But I would question myself. Is it bad that I like his altered version more? Pot can definitely make it hard to connect, especially when you’re first getting to know someone.” – Jillian, 25, graphic designer, NYC

The Colorado Quitter

“I am more likely to have drinks on a date than smoke weed. Even though weed is legal in Colorado, you can’t smoke in restaurants or some other public places, so it usually happens at someone’s house. My friends always said having sex while high on weed was so good that you shouldn’t do it, because you wouldn’t enjoy sober sex as much. They were right — when I tried it, it was awesome. High sex makes your mind and body more sensitive to pleasure, and in comparison to drunk sex, it’s less. aggressive? You don’t remember the act of it as much as the feeling because you are in another state of mind. I had a bad experience with weed a couple of months ago where I fainted, so I stopped smoking. Even though I liked high sex, I think it’s more important to enjoy sex with your partner sober because you’re more focused on each other’s needs, rather than just being horny because you’re high.” – Christina, 22, marketing student, Boulder, CO

This was originally published as “Love & Sex & Weed” in the August 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan. Click here to subscribe to the digital edition.

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Are you looking for a fun and simple cocktail that will help get the party started? Try this Liquid Marijuana Drink recipe that is a guaranteed crowd favorite. This cocktail is perfect for any holiday party or just an excuse to gather friends for a catch-up session. Multiply and make this recipe in a pitcher to serve a large group of thirsty party-goers.

Ingredients

  • 1/2-ounce Malibu rum
  • 1/2-ounce light rum
  • 1/2-ounce blue curaçao
  • 1/2-ounce apple pucker (or melon liqueur)
  • Equal parts sweet ‘n sour mix and pineapple juice

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Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 5mins
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Preparation

Step 1

Mix ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice.

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Whenever I’ve had this drink, everyone around me wants to know what’s in it.

What Is a Liquid Marijuana Cocktail?

Whenever I’ve had this drink, everyone around me wants to know what’s in it. It looks so appealing, and it always strikes their curiosity. Then, once they have a sip, they love it!

The Liquid Marijuana is a delicious fruity cocktail that, contrary to its name, does not actually contain any marijuana. It’s the green color and the optional cannabis-shaped pineapple wedge garnish that gives it its tongue-in-cheek name.

When you order this drink at a restaurant or bar, it’s always hit or miss as to whether the bartender has even heard of it—let alone know how to make it—so it’s best to be prepared with the knowledge of how it’s made.

A Word of Caution

Depending on your personal tolerance level for alcohol, you might want to err on the side of caution if you’re away from home or if you don’t have a reliable means of transportation back to someplace safe. This drink can cause different reactions in people who are more sensitive to alcohol.

I say this from experience. After about two of these, I’m feeling pretty good and probably shouldn’t be allowed to drive. This drink contains a mix of several strong liquors, so please, keep that in mind when consuming it.

Please drink responsibly.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oz Malibu or coconut rum
  • 1/2 oz Midori or watermelon liqueur (make sure it’s green)
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Captain Morgan or spiced rum
  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • Splash Sprite or lemon-lime soda
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedge and/or cherry (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Pour all ingredients into a shaker, or even directly into drinking glass.
  2. Mix or shake, and serve.
  3. Optional garnishes: pineapple and/or maraschino cherry.

Variations

Some other options could be to use vodka instead of rum or orange juice instead of pineapple. Or if you have a creative mind and a variety of liqueurs, there’s nothing stopping you from creating your own masterpiece! But if you want it to be some derivative of the Liquid Marijuana, you might want to keep it at least green in color.

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Tawny (author) from Kennesaw, GA on February 05, 2020:

I’m sure if you get creative you could work some in there! Maybe soak some pineapple in oil or something and use it as a garnish 🙂

Kelley Marks from Sacramento, California on February 04, 2020:

It’s a shame not to put some THC in that drink, but I’ll bet a person or two will try! The color certainly matches the name, though. Love to try it some day.

This drink is always a winner with anyone who has tried it and likes fruity drinks. Disclaimer: It does NOT contain any marijuana.

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Black Afghani Kush

breed by Medicann Seeds

Here you can find all info about Black Afghani Kush from Medicann Seeds. If you are searching for information about Black Afghani Kush from Medicann Seeds, check out our Basic Infos, Strain Reviews, Shop-Finder and Price Comparison, Lineage / Genealogy, Hybrids / Crossbreeds or User Comments for this cannabis variety here at this page and follow the links to get even more information. If you have any personal experiences with growing or consuming this cannabis variety, please use the upload links to add them to the database!

Basic / Breeders Info

Black Afghani Kush is a mostly indica variety from Medicann Seeds and can be cultivated indoors (where the plants will need a flowering time of ±53 days ) and outdoors . Medicann Seeds’ Black Afghani Kush is a CBD Strain with more THC than CBD and is/was also available as feminized seeds.

Medicann Seeds’ Black Afghani Kush Description

This indica dominant strain is the result of crossing three amazing phenotypes that offer amazing yield and resilience, easy to cultivate and produce very dense buds with a beautiful fruity aroma. This strain is ideal for beginners as it’s easy to grow and isn’t susceptible to mold, you won’t be disappointed by the end results.

Outdoor Harvest Time mid-October In the North/hemisphere late September and in the South/hemisphere late March to early April.

Medical uses: Depression, stress, insomnia, muscle spasms, pain, fibromyalgia, eating disorders and asthma.

Genetics: OG Kush x ’76 Afghani x Black Domina
Indica/Sativa: 20% sativa / 80% indica
THC: 22%
CBD: 4-5%
Flowering time: Indoor Harvest Time from 50 to 55 days
Yield: 450 gr/m2 indoor – 600 gr/m2 outdoor

Where to buy Black Afghani Kush cannabis seeds?

Black Afghani Kush from Medicann Seeds is available as regular and feminized seeds. In 3 seedbanks, we found 22 offers between EUR 20.01 for 3 regular seeds and EUR 188.74 for 30 regular seeds. If you are looking to buy Black Afghani Kush Cannabis Seeds from Medicann Seeds somewhere – have a look to our Black Afghani Kush Price Comparison page with all current offers from all the connected seedbanks and shops – or visit one of the following tested, trustworthy and recommended seed-shops directly to check out their current Black Afghani Kush offers: Oaseeds, Cannapot Hanfshop and Herbies Head Shop.

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Weed Too Strong? 11 Ways to Stop Being High

Overindulged in some edibles? Smoked a strain that was way more potent than you expected? Maybe the pot took longer to kick in and you’ve got stuff to do.

No worries. There are things you can do to cut the buzz so you come down faster.

We’ve rounded up some of the more popular strategies for coming down. If one doesn’t seem to work, don’t hesitate to try another. These aren’t an exact science, and reactions can vary from person to person.

This is easier said than done when you’ve overindulged. But a little R&R really will help tame the buzz. And trust us: You’re not dying. Really.

Find a quiet place to sit or lie back and try to relax. Breathing exercises or listening to music can help you chill. If you do decide to go for some music, consider something you know all the words to, and sing along. This can help you stay grounded in the present moment.

Eventually, the buzz will fade to a feeling of relaxation or even drowsiness. Go with it and let yourself fall asleep. Even a quick cat nap will do you good.

It seems counterintuitive, but according to Leafly, people use CBD to counteract the effects of too much THC.

Like THC, CBD is a type of cannabinoid found in cannabis. But unlike THC, which causes the high, CBD interacts with different receptors in your brain. Researchers don’t know exactly how yet, but several animal and human studies have shown benefits of CBD for different forms of anxiety.

Bonus: CBD helps some folks fall asleep. This can come in handy if you’re greening out.

No, this doesn’t mean knocking back a few brews. Stick to water and other nonalcoholic drinks.

Drinking water before, during, and after any kind of drug use is always a good approach. It can be particularly helpful when it comes to marijuana, which tends to leave you with dry mouth. It’s also an easy activity that gives you something to focus on.

According to the internet and Neil Young, a taste or whiff or two of black pepper helps combat the paranoia and anxiety that a major high can bring on.

Just grab a container of black pepper and sniff, being sure not to inhale it. You can also pop two or three whole peppercorns in your mouth and chew on them.

It sounds too good to be true, but there’s actually some science behind it. Caryophyllene, a compound in peppercorn, is a potent selective CB2 antagonist. It increases the sedating effects of THC, which could calm you down.

Find yourself one toke over the line and frantic to stop being high? These tips can help you come back down to earth.

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Can Cannabis Relieve Constipation?

One of many therapeutic applications of cannabis is relief from constipation. Stomach pain and bowel problems can often be eased with marijuana. Here’s a look at what causes constipation and how cannabis can be of assistance.

Constipation can be difficult to talk about. Furthermore, it can be difficult to treat as it’s not so much of a condition in itself, but a symptom of other conditions.

Stress, irritable bowel syndrome, and even neurological conditions can aggravate your digestive system. It could also be menstruation or a fibre deficiency in your diet causing constipation.

Constipation doesn’t just make bathroom visits difficult, it can make them less frequent than twice a week. If you find you have to strain during bowel movements more than 25% of the time, or if they require more than one visit, it’s time to consider treatment for constipation.

RELIEVING CONSTIPATION

Dietary changes will have to be made to ensure you’re well-hydrated and full of fibre throughout the day. Consult your doctor on what condition or possible food allergy could be driving your constipation.

As you cope with the symptoms, your doctor may or may not recommend medical marijuana. This is used in the case of more severe bowel conditions like Crohn’s disease, where your stool is pretty much entirely liquid. With constipation, you may find your stool alternating between particularly hard and particularly loose.

Your bowels are seizing up from a backlog and need to be relaxed. This is one issue where marijuana can indeed be helpful.

THE IMPACT OF MARIJUANA IN CONSTIPATION

Marijuana can act as a laxative while relieving symptoms of pain and discomfort. Often, a hit of THC will relax the digestive system. When THC and other cannabinoids are ingested, they reach the brain through the bloodstream and impact the neurological system.

Ongoing research finds that cannabis sort-of turbocharges different neurons and the flow of neural pathways. Acting upon the entire nervous system, cannabinoids can ease nerve connections while relaxing the mind and muscles. They are even antiemetic to the point of stimulating appetite again. CBD, even as an isolated oil, could be a viable treatment with its anti-anxiety properties.

Once muscles and nerves associated with your bowels relax, it is easier for material to pass through. Along with marijuana’s antioxidant properties, this could be a relaxing way to clear out your system and restore digestive harmony.

SMOKED BUDS OR HEMP SEEDS?

There are specific strains you can smoke or vape that have become associated with treating constipation (such as Haze Berry or Shining Silver Haze).

There is also something about hemp fibre itself which seems to display strong antiemetic properties. Knowledge of cannabis as a medicine dates back thousands of years to the earliest available writings in China. Hemp seeds themselves were prescribed for the treatment of constipation and other ailments. The efficacy of cannabis to relieve constipation has recently been established by a study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology [1] .

Cannabis has also been featured as an integral part of numerous other Asian medicine systems, such as India’s Ayurvedic medicine. From Asia, it spread around the world. For much of history, it was regarded as a potent herbal medicine. If you can access some safely, perhaps cannabis is the medicine for you.

Cannabis has long been used as an herbal medicine, both in seed and flower form. Studies show medical marijuana can relieve symptoms of constipation.

Does Cannabis Help Relieve Constipation?

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American’s are constipated! over 725 million dollars spent yearly for laxatives. Understand its causes, prevention and treatment. Constipation is a symptom, not a disease!

DOES CANNABIS HELP RELIEVE CONSTIPATION?

What Is Constipation?

Constipation occurs when bowel movements become difficult or less frequent. The normal length of time between bowel movements ranges widely from person to person. Some people have bowel movements three times a day; Others, only one or two times a week. Going longer than three days without a bowel movement is too long. After three days, the stool or feces become harder and more difficult to pass.

You are considered constipated if you have two or more of the following for at least three months:

  • • Straining during a bowel movement more than 25 percent of the time.
  • • Hard stools more than 25 percent of the time.
  • • Incomplete evacuation more than 25 percent of the time.
  • • Two or fewer bowel movements in a week.

Constipation is a symptom, not a disease. Almost everyone experiences constipation at some point in their life, and a poor diet typically is the cause. Most constipation is temporary and not serious. Understanding its causes, prevention, and treatment will help most people find relief.

What Are the Symptoms of Constipation?

Symptoms of constipation can include:

• Infrequent bowel movements and/or difficulty having bowel movements.

• Swollen abdomen or abdominal pain.

Who gets constipated?

Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the United States. More than 4 million Americans have frequent constipation, accounting for 2.5 million physician visits a year. Those reporting constipation most often are women and adults ages 65 and older. Pregnant women may have constipation, and it is a common problem following childbirth or surgery.

Self-treatment of constipation with over-the-counter (OTC) laxatives is by far the most common aid. Americans spend more than $725 million each year on laxatives.

What causes constipation?

To understand constipation, it helps to know how the colon, or large intestine, works. As food moves through the colon, the colon absorbs water from the food while it forms waste products, or stool. Muscle contractions in the colon then push the stool toward the rectum. By the time stool reaches the rectum it is solid, because most of the water has been absorbed.

Constipation occurs when the colon absorbs too much water or if the colon’s muscle contractions are slow or sluggish, causing the stool to move through the colon too slowly. As a result, stools can become hard and dry. Common causes of constipation are

  • • not enough fiber in the diet
  • • lack of physical activity (especially in the elderly)
  • • medications
  • • milk (dairy products)
  • • irritable bowel syndrome
  • • changes in life or routine such as pregnancy, aging, and travel
  • • abuse of laxatives
  • • ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement
  • • dehydration
  • • specific diseases or conditions, such as stroke (most common)
  • • problems with the colon and rectum
  • • problems with intestinal function (chronic idiopathic constipation)
  • • inadequate water intake
  • • stress
  • • Hypothyroidism
  • • neurological conditions (Parkinson’s disease or MS)

People who eat a high-fiber diet are less likely to become constipated. The most common causes of constipation are a diet low in fiber or a diet high in fats, (cheese, eggs, and meats).

Fiber—both soluble and insoluble—is the part of fruits, vegetables, and grains that the body cannot digest. Soluble fiber dissolves easily in water and takes on a soft, gel-like texture in the intestines. Insoluble fiber passes through the intestines almost unchanged. The bulk and soft texture of fiber help prevent hard, dry stools that are difficult to pass.

Americans eat an average of 5 to 14 grams of fiber daily, which is short of the 20 to 35 grams recommended by the American Dietetic Association. Both children and adults often eat too many refined and processed foods from which the natural fiber has been removed.

Research shows that although increased fluid intake does not necessarily help relieve constipation, many people report some relief from their constipation if they drink fluids such as water and juice and avoid dehydration. Liquids add fluid to the colon and bulk to stools, making bowel movements softer and easier to pass. People who have problems with constipation should try to drink liquids every day. However, liquids that contain caffeine, such as coffee and cola drinks will worsen one’s symptoms by causing dehydration. Alcohol is another beverage that causes dehydration. It is important to drink fluids that hydrate the body, especially when consuming caffeine containing drinks or alcoholic beverages.

A lack of physical activity can lead to constipation, although doctors do not know precisely why. For example, constipation often occurs after an accident or during an illness when one must stay in bed and cannot exercise. Lack of physical activity is thought to be one of the reasons constipation is common in older people.

During pregnancy, women may be constipated because of hormonal changes or because the uterus compresses the intestine. Aging may also affect bowel regularity, because a slower metabolism results in less intestinal activity and muscle tone. In addition, people often become constipated when traveling, because their normal diet and daily routine are disrupted.

Diseases that cause constipation include neurological disorders, metabolic and endocrine disorders, and systemic conditions that affect organ systems. These disorders can slow the movement of stool through the colon, rectum, or anus.

Conditions that can cause constipation are found below.

  • Neurological disorders
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction
  • stroke
  • spinal cord injuries
  • Metabolic and endocrine conditions
  • diabetes
  • uremia
  • hypercalcemia
  • poor glycemic control hypothyroidism
  • Systemic disorders
  • amyloidosis
  • lupus
  • scleroderma
  • Intestinal obstruction, scar tissue—also called adhesions—diverticulosis, tumors, colorectal stricture, Hirschsprung disease, or cancer can compress, squeeze, or narrow the intestine and rectum and cause constipation.

Problems with Intestinal Function

The two types of constipation are idiopathic constipation and functional constipation. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with predominant symptoms of constipation is categorized separately.

Idiopathic—of unknown origin—constipation does not respond to standard treatment.

Functional constipation means that the bowel is healthy but not working properly. Functional constipation is often the result of poor dietary habits and lifestyle. It occurs in both children and adults and is most common in women. Colonic inertia, delayed transit, and pelvic floor dysfunction are three types of functional constipation. Colonic inertia and delayed transit are caused by a decrease in muscle activity in the colon. These syndromes may affect the entire colon or may be confined to the lower, or sigmoid, colon.

Pelvic floor dysfunction is caused by a weakness of the muscles in the pelvis surrounding the anus and rectum. However, because this group of muscles is voluntarily controlled to some extent, biofeedback training is somewhat successful in retraining the muscles to function normally and improving the ability to have a bowel movement.

Functional constipation that stems from problems in the structure of the anus and rectum is known as anorectal dysfunction, or anismus. These abnormalities result in an inability to relax the rectal and anal muscles that allow stool to exit.

How can cannabis help relieve constipation?

Constipation of intestinal reflexes may be alleviated by the anti-emetic properties of cannabis. Relief of constipation was one of the original cannabis indications cited by Shen-Nung five thousand years ago. Virtually every historical medical reference since that time has included similar observations. On the other hand, opiates commonly cause very severe constipation..

Ingesting whole cannabis extract will relax your bowels. Smoking/Vaporizing cannabis will relax your bowels

“Smoking marijuana worked to produce an immediate result, usually in less than two minutes.”

“Hemp seed oil products mixed with herbal extracts are widely sold in China as laxatives.”

Around (2,300 B.C.) hemp was documented as a medicine. Emperor Shen Nung prescribed hemp for the treatment of constipation along with a long list of other ailments. In India, the ayurvedic physicians mix hemp leaves with milk, sugar and spices to treat constipation.

Cannabis Seed for Constipation

Make your own (laxative) concoction: Put 10-15 grams of cannabis seed into your blender or food processor. Drizzle in, ( a little at a time), good quality EVOO (olive oil) and some Meyer lemon zest and juice.

Cannabis seed oil is nutritious. The seeds are rich in essential fatty acids: the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and the omega-6 fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Seeds also contain natural vitamin E and protein.

A study found that the “hemp seed pill “(HSP) relieves a form of constipation known in traditional Chinese medicine as “excessive syndrome,” in which the bowels dry out and cause problems such as dry mouth, abdominal swelling and pain and trouble sleeping.

The study, made up of 120 people and split into two groups, one receiving 7.5 grams of HSP in 150 ml of hot water while the other group got a placebo, (twice a day for 8 weeks). Forty three percent of those taking the HSP reported improvement in their bowel movements, compared to only eight percent in the placebo group. Cannabis has a stabilizing affect on the digestive system. It binds to the nerves that control the digestive system and will reduce symptoms of IBS.

Cannabinoids are antispasmodic. Sedate when there is irritation. Relaxe the smooth muscles.

The relaxing effects of THC can help your intestines pass bulk bowel movements much easier and more quickly because the cannabinoid (THC) relaxes the nerves in the intestional wall. There is a theory that THC helps the stomach digest and process foods more easily.

“Tincture of Cannabis” was an “over the counter” preparation available in most drug stores in the United States until 1937.

Concoction: a combination of various ingredients, usually herbs, spices, powders or minerals, mixed together, minced, dissolved, or macerated into a liquid so it can be ingested or drunk.

Decoction: combining different ingredients by heating or boiling to get the active ingredients released.

A concoction of: Rhubarb, Cannabis sativa, and Elecampane is suppose to be a very effective laxative. “It gives no harmful effect to internal organs but activates their functions and promotes digestion by dissolving bile.”

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