Recreational Marijuana

Definition - What does Recreational Marijuana mean?

Recreational drugs, including recreational cannabis, are used to intentionally change one’s state of consciousness, often producing feelings of happiness and exhilaration. In the cannabis industry (specifically in American states like Colorado and Washington), recreational marijuana can be purchased at a recreational dispensary by anyone (either from the state or from outside the state) who is 21 years or older with a valid government-issued ID.

Recreational marijuana dispensaries are in contrast to medical marijuana dispensaries, which are governed by strict bylaws.


Hydrolife explains Recreational Marijuana

Recreational drugs are psychoactive drugs consumed to alter one's mental state in a way that modifies emotions, perceptions, and feelings for recreational purposes. When the substance enters the user's body, it brings on an intoxicating effect, often referred to as a "high".

Marijuana is seen as the most popular recreational drug worldwide. However, unlike many other recreational drugs, cannabis is widely used as a medicinal drug as well.

In general, medical marijuana strains have higher levels of CBD content, while recreational marijuana strains generally have higher levels of THC content. In other words, CBD is the main ingredient of marijuana that makes it medicinal; the higher the CBD, the lower the strength of high the marijuana can provide.

THC, on the other hand, is another ingredient of marijuana and it is the main compound (cannabinoid) that makes cannabis psychoactive. It is widely believed that users who use strains high in THC are mostly using cannabis as a recreational drug for its psychoactive properties.

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