The Indian hemp plant from which cannabis drugs was grown more than 2,000 years ago.
According to report ,Cannabis contains over 400 different chemicals, the main ingredient which affects the mind is THC ( Which is one of 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 84 other cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol CBD, cannabinol CBN, tetrahydrocannabivarin THCV and cannabigerol CBG ).
The amount of THC in the hemp plant determines the strength of the drug. The weather, soil and other factors determine the percentage of THC found in the plant. By using modern farming techniques, hemp growers have developed strains of cannabis which have higher levels of THC than in the past.
THC levels averaged 1% in 1974 and 4% in 1994. In 2008, levels reached 9.6%, the highest ever since analysis of the drug began in the 1970s.
Following the excessive abuse of drugs by youths world wide, Saturday Vanguard sought the views of those involved in cannabis smoking otherwise known as Marijuana .
It help me concentrate well
People just condemn you because of what you do but as far as I’m concerned, Marijuana boost my sense of concentration .
Although , it’s derogatory to be seen by people smoking hemp, you cannot compare the advantages it has over stereotyping perception of people.
Sulaiman Oyekan ……Bricklayer
It gives me more energy at work
I am not ashamed of taking Indian hemp because my work requires more strength to perform effectively and taking hemp helps me to work extra hours. Although many people address you as a miscreant because you smoke or drink but as we speak , have I accused you in any negative way? Individuals are different, so I take it because of my work and not for the fun of it .
To me it’s medicinal
Cigar or hemp is not good for health but still one is better than the other.Hemp is medicinal because it’s a herb and sometimes people use it to cook . What is bad about it is that when you take it too much , it becomes bad habit. Even hemp helps someone to eat well. Any-time I smoke it, I eat very well . So I see nothing wrong in smoking cigar or hemp because it is also good for the body. It is when you take it too much that it becomes dangerous.
Yomi Makajola …….Student
Smoking keeps me company when I’m moody
Smoking hemp is something I cannot do without because I am now used to it. It’s now part of me because I have been smoking it for a long time . Smoking marijuana is not dangerous and it does not kill as such . Even our fathers in those days used to smoke when they were alive and none of them died as a result of smoking .