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What is Recreational Marijuana?

Recreational marijuana is the use of cannabis for recreational purposes, without the need of a medical prescription.

Recreational Marijuana History

1890
In the 1890s, cannabis was found in many medicines sold over the counter. Hemp was also used to manufacture clothes.
1906
With the Pure Food and Drug Act, all cannabis products were required to be labelled.
1920
After the Mexican Revolution, causing the number of immigrants within the U.S. to rise, the use of recreational weed increased significantly.
1930 - 1931
With the creation of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, the federal criminalization of marijuana came one step closer.

In 1931, twenty-nine states banned marijuana

1936

The propaganda movie “Reefer Madness” terrified the middle classes into keeping away from the use of cannabis.

1950
Federal mandatory minimum sentences for possession and use of the drug came into play.
1960
Upper-class Americans started using cannabis recreationally. Causing to study the actual effects of the plant and show that it did not induce violent behaviour.
1970
Pot is differentiated from other more harmful drugs and many mandatory sentences are repealed.
1986
Ronald Reagan announced he was toughening up on pot use, and new federal minimum mandatory sentences were introduced.
2000 - 2011
More than 12 states voted to decriminalize the use of medical marijuana. However, due to federal laws, people could be charged for possession and detention.
2012
Colorado and Washington were the first states to legalize weed for recreational purposes.
2018
The Farm Bill legalizes low-THC hemp nationwide and effectively deschedules hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) from the Controlled Substances Act

Medical Vs Recreational Marijuana

There are various differences between the two different types of marijuana.
These main differences include:

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Cannabinoid Content

Medical marijuana usually contains a higher CBD content than recreational. This means when you’re taking it, you don’t feel the “high” that’s associated with the recreational variety. Recreational weed typically contains a higher THC content than medical. This means people usually take this variety more for the “high” effect than the benefits.

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Medical Prescription

You need a qualifying condition to get a recommendation for medical marijuana. This is usually followed by a prescribed therapy.
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Requirements for Cannabis associations

You don’t need a recommendation for recreational use of weed. You can go to a weed dispensary (US) or a marijuana association (EU) if legal and you’re over the required minimum age.

Indica Vs Sativa

The differences

indica cannabis plant

Indica has the following effects:

  • Makes you feel heavy
  • Mainly affects your body
  • Contains more CBD
  • Has a dense and short plant structure
Sativa Cannabis Plant

Sativa, on the other hand, impacts you in these ways:

  • Makes you feel euphoric
  • Mainly affects your mind
  • Contains more THC
  • Has a skinny and tall plant structure

Recreational weed usually has a higher quantity of THC than the medical variety, as this is what provides users a “high”. Typically, users of medical marijuana will prefer the Indica, which is effective for anxiety, migraines and overall pain relief, whereas recreational users go for the Sativa.

Both users can have legal access to marijuana as members of a Marijuana dispensary in Barcelona

Looking for recreational marijuana in Barcelona?

There are requirements to meet to obtain an invitation and join a cannabis club in Barcelona, where you can legally consume recreational marijuana.

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