What Is Canna Rust?
Cannabis sativa (marijuana) contains compounds called cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are chemicals found naturally in cannabis plants that have medicinal benefits. Cannabis sativa produces different types of cannabinoids depending on its growing conditions and environmental factors such as sunlight intensity, soil type, temperature, humidity level etc. There are over 100 cannabinoid receptors in the human body which respond to various levels of these natural substances. When these receptors are activated they produce a variety of effects including pain relief, mood elevation, appetite stimulation, sleepiness and many other positive things.
There are two main types of cannabinoids; those produced by the plant itself and those manufactured synthetically. Synthetic cannabinoids are often referred to as “legal highs” because they mimic or interfere with the psychoactive properties of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
These drugs may cause physical dependence when used regularly. However, there are many anecdotal reports of their use being beneficial and even life changing.
The most common synthetic cannabinoid is known as JWH-018 (Jointhead) which was first synthesized in Germany in 1996. Since then hundreds of other synthetic cannabinoids have been developed with varying effects.
Here Are Some Commonly Used SCs:
JWH-018 – This compound has both analgesic and antidepressant effects. It is also known to cause nausea, particularly when taken in higher doses.
JWH-073 – This compound is known for its anti-inflammatory effects as well as treating pain.
CP-47,497 – This compound has similar effects to those of THC. However, it may also cause seizures and memory loss in high doses.
CP-55,941 – This compound may cause hallucinations and cognitive issues in some people. It is particularly dangerous when mixed with stimulants.
CBN – This compound is found naturally in cannabis plants and may have possible anti-cancer properties.
APICA – This compound is known to counter the effects of THC such as anxiety and hallucinations. It may also cause physical effects such as elevated heart rate.
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Effect of six pre-storage rhizome treatments on rhizome vitality and seasonal growth characteristics of three Canna× generalis cultivars by A Zsiláné-André, A Vámos, B Molnár, Á Szabolcs… – Scientia …, 2019 – Elsevier
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