Top Ten Amazing Cannabis Studies

    With the success of cannabis industry in the United States, one would be sufficiently correct to say that studies on marijuana are never going to end. Tones are seen changing as some of the strong voices that at one time opposed the legalization of the substance seem to adopt soft stances and they tend to now support more studies of cannabis across various fields. But as all the hullabaloos go on, here are some of the ten cannabis studies you will find amazing:

    Legal cannabis can be used to protect young people

    This is according to a study conducted in Colorado where it was discovered that the number of young people using cannabis after its decriminalization dropped by 22%. Since the legislations came into effect, four out of five young people do not use cannabis, not even on occasional basis.

    Riding bicycle when high

    Riding Bicycle when High Study was conducted in Germany where participants who were regular consumers of cannabis were allowed to smoke one, two, and three joints of cannabis and then cycle round a truck after each joint. It was observed that there were no significant changes on how they peddled before and after they smoked.  You should, however, not misinterpret the results then go peddling after smoking weed.

    Those who use cannabis takes fewer seek days

    This was from a survey dubbed, “The Effect of Cannabis on Sick Leave” and it concluded that there was a significant reduction in the number of those who applied for sick leave after medicinal cannabis and its seeds was legalized.

    While alcohol makes you aggressive, cannabis makes you calm and peaceful

    When as study compared the effects of alcohol to those of cannabis, it was discovered that those who consumed cannabis regularly were more peaceful compared to their counterparts who took alcohol on a regular basis.

    Insulin resistant diabetes and insulin

    Studies have revealed that cannabis users have better blood sugar values than patients who are non-users. From one particular study, cannabis users had lower values of up to 16% compared to patients who have never smoked cannabis.

    You can get slim when you smoke cannabis

    A relation has been established between the Body’s Mass Index and regular use of cannabis and it has been observed that regular users of cannabis never suffer from weight problems. Experts try to attribute this to the ability of cannabis to lower down blood sugar, which is always a contributing factor in obese people.

    Cannabis can help in the treatment of psychological conditions

    A research by the University of British Columbia on the potential effects of cannabis withdrawal noted that it could be used as a withdrawal drug for drugs that have more lethal effects and also through the use of cannabis, the use of opioids-based painkillers could also be reduced significantly.

    Young people know how to handle cannabis better than old people

    A study in the United Kingdom revealed that younger people, between the ages of 15 – 17 were good at handling cannabis compared to adults who got stoned very fast. Additionally, the study also concluded that cannabis consumption could only be problematic if consumed when people are too young and they consumer too much of it.

    Cannabis does not reduce the size of the brain

    There is no hard evidence to suggest that cannabis is related to the development of schizophrenia as has been believed in many quarters and there is no way how the use of cannabis can affect the size of brain, whether in adults or young people.

    Secondary school pupils in academies smoke more marijuana

    This is according to a study in Netherlands where it was concluded that there was a connection between the consumption of cannabis and the type of school. Pupils in academies were concluded to take a lot of drugs compared to those in public schools or other types of schools.

    How to Water a Marijuana Plant

    Cannabis is a tough plant and most strains will be very forgiving if you lax with their water supply. However, consistent water stress can be detrimental to the health and the ultimate quality of the plant. It is, therefore, imperative for every grower interested in fresh, robust and healthy leaves to know how to water the plants in the right manner and at the right times.

    Here are some key factors to help you out:

    Hydration is very important for Cannabis Plants

    Cannabis plants require a lot of water, especially when they are just about to flower. As a general rule, cannabis plants should never be allowed to go for long without water. Depriving them of water for long will hamper their nutrient intake and as a result, the growth will be stunted, leading to poor yields.

    While watering the plants however, caution should be taken to ensure you don’t supply too much water since this may lead to other undesirable conditions such as botrytis and root rot amongst other problems. Ideally, you should determine the critical amount of water needed by the plant based on the strain, the size, as well as the stage of growth.

    Know when to water the plants

    Just as knowing the amount of water to be supplied to the plant is crucial, it is vitally important to know when you should do the watering. Most growers agree that the best time to water the cannabis plant should be at night time or early in the morning.

    It is argued that watering at night or earlier during the day will allow the plant adequate time to utilize the nutrients effectively since most of the plant processes depends on sunlight and this is available only during the day.

    Watering when the sun is up is, however, not encouraged, since in the natural set up, precipitation never take place then sun is shining. Besides, the water droplets which will remain on the leaves will act like magnifying glass when sunlight falls on them and this may lead to leaf burn.

    The frequency of cannabis plants watering

    Now that you have an idea on how much water is necessary and when the times to apply it are, the next thing is to work out the frequency of the application. The recommended frequency is twice every day on days when the temperature is high and the humidity is low. But as the plant continues to mature and approach flowering, the frequency should be reduced as the quantity is increased. When the plant reaches full flowering, the marijuana plant must be watered once every two to three days.

    The ideal frequency for watering the plant should be determined after you evaluate the moisture levels in the soil or the growing medium. Ideally, the medium should be dry on the top and slightly dump beneath the surface. If the medium is dry up to 5cm beneath the surface, then the plant is probably too dry and the plant may be undergoing water stress. In such a case, you should supply water to restore moisture content of the soil and avoid further water stress to the plant.