It’s no secret that marijuana is becoming increasingly legalized in the United States. What may be less known, however, is the fact that the drug may have some blood thinning properties. Anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that marijuana may help with conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes.
Read on to learn more.
What is Weed and What are its Effects on the Body?
Weed, also known as cannabis, is a psychoactive drug that is consumed for recreational purposes. It is made from the dried flowers of the cannabis plant. Weed can be smoked, eaten, or vaporized. When it is smoked, it is typically rolled into a joint or smoked in a pipe.
When it is eaten, it is usually baked into food, such as brownies or cookies. Vaporizing is a popular method of consuming weed since it is less damaging to the lungs than smoking.
Weed exerts its effects on the body by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the brain. These receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system, which is involved in a variety of physiological processes, including pain perception, appetite, and memory.
The main active ingredient in weed is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is responsible for the majority of its psychoactive effects. THC binds to cannabinoid receptors and activates them, resulting in the various effects that are associated with weed consumption.
How Does Weed Work as a Blood Thinner?
Weed has been shown to work as a blood thinner in some cases. This is likely due to the fact that it can lower blood pressure and slow the heart rate. These effects may be helpful in preventing strokes and other blood clots.
In addition, weed may also improve the flow of blood by thinning the blood. This can help to prevent clots from forming and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
So far, the evidence suggests that weed may be a helpful treatment for those at risk for a stroke or blood clots. However, more research is needed to confirm these findings. If you are considering using weed for this purpose, be sure to talk to your doctor first.
Risks of Using Weed as a Blood Thinner
There are risks associated with using weed as a blood thinner. One of the biggest risks is that it can lead to increased bleeding. This is because weed can thin the blood and make it harder for the blood to clot, which can increase the risk of bleeding, both internally and externally.
Additionally, using weed as a blood thinner can also lead to other complications such as excessive bruising and even hemorrhaging. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the risks associated with using weed as a blood thinner and to consult a healthcare professional before trying it.
While anecdotal evidence suggests that weed can be used as a blood thinner, more research is needed before we can make any conclusions. If you are considering using it for this purpose, talk to your doctor first. Don’t use it if you have an increased risk of bleeding, excessive bruising, or hemorrhaging.
John DiBella is a medical marijuana advocate, owner of The Sanctuary Wellness Institute, and a writer. When he’s not writing blogs about medical marijuana, he enjoys hiking, camping and sailing.