Medical Cannabis Cultivation
Cannabis is a seasonal plant, which has been cultivated since more than 5000 years back and except in deserts or the polar region it really grows world-wide.If one likes to start growing his own medical marijuana at home (homegrowing) he can find all goods and suitable accessories at the local growshop or on a targeted internet onlineshop which ships to his country. Growing marijuana is not an easy task so it would be best practice to first buy a book or two about cannabis and cultivation. The hemp plant comes in many different breeds. All of them are differentiated by three main types: Cannabis Sativa (industrial hemp), Cannabis Indica (indian hemp) and Cannabis Ruderalis (ruderal hemp).
Cannabis Sativa gets about 1.5 and 5.5 meters in height and developes very long and thin leaves and blooms. The blooming phase is by far the longest and occurs particularly in Mexico, Thailand, Colombia and India. Their effect (high) is rather stimulating and animating and less relaxing (stoned). Cannabis Indica becomes moderate large with between 1.2 and 2.5 and its leaves are thicker and it overall grows more roundish than the sativa. Their blooming phase is quite short with 50 to 70 days. In this time it forms thick and resin-rich blooms, which have a heavy and sleepy effect (stoned). Cannabis Ruderalis is the smallest of all hemp plants, closely leaved and its pretty short flowering phase begins very early. Ruderalis is less psychoactive then the other two and is mostly crossed with plants with a long blooming phase. The most well-known of these crossings is the Skunk, which was bred in the seventies in the USA. It is called Skunk because of its very strong smell. It has an almost as strong effect as the Sativa, however a reduced blooming phase of approximately 50 to 70 days. The clear advantage of such a hybrid is that all good characteristics are united like good Taste, nice high effect and short flowering time.
Marijuana is however not legal. You could get a prescription from your doctor if you are suffering from cancer or similar.
Some European countries have decriminalized the use of marijuana, regarding the drug as no more harmful than cigarettes and alcohol. Policymakers in the United States, by contrast, claim that marijuana is hazardous, often leading to the use of more potent drugs such as cocaine and heroin. As of 2000, eight states had passed laws allowing seriously ill patients to take marijuana as a prescription pain-control substance. However, people who grow, buy, or use the drug for such purposes can be arrested and prosecuted under federal law. Some argue that permitting marijuana to be used for medical purposes would lead to an increase in recreational use and pressure to legalize the drug.
THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, has a biological impact that distinguishes it from legal drugs such as tobacco and alcohol. THC releases dopamine, a naturally produced chemical that stimulates a feeling of euphoria; as dopamine supplies are exhausted, people using marijuana show withdrawal symptoms. In 1999, the National Institute on Drug Abuse categorized more than two million people as dependent on marijuana based on such criteria. Such findings contradict those who argue that marijuana is not addictive. Further, its reputed usage as a