Bhang also known as marijuana has been banned from being used in the republic for some time now . People used to believe that bhang was medicine . Previously it was used for medicinal purposes especially for sedation before operation alongside other drugs like heroin . currently people have been using it to get high . Here is a random photo of bhang plant
EFFECTS OF BHANG
A key points to not is bhang is highly addictive and excessive use of it can lead to death .
BHANG also causes bad smell from the mouth of it's users .
It can also lead to unruly behavior when people are under it's influence .
Though nowadays people still use it illegally and they believe it brings joy to them.
What Is Bhang? Health Benefits and Safety
What it is
Nausea & vomiting
Spasms & seizures
Bhang is an edible mixture made from the buds, leaves, and flowers of the female cannabis, or marijuana, plant.
In India, it’s been added to food and drinks for thousands of years and is a feature of Hindu religious practices, rituals, and festivals — including the popular spring festival of Holi.
Bhang also plays a role in Ayurvedic medicine and is promoted as a remedy to various ailments, including nausea, vomiting, and physical pain.
What is bhang and how is it made?
Bhang is a mixture made by drying, grinding, and soaking the buds and leaves of the Cannabis sativa plant to form a paste that’s added to food and drinks
How does bhang work?
Bhang is known for its psychoactive effects, or its ability to affect the way your brain and nervous system work.
Cannabinoids — the main active chemical compounds in the Cannabis sativa plant — are behind these effects. There are several different types of cannabinoids in bhang, but the two best-researched are (2Trusted Source):
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The main psychoactive compound in cannabis, which is responsible for the “high” people experience after consuming foods and beverages containing bhang.
Cannabidiol (CBD). A non-psychoactive cannabinoid thought to be the main compound behind the health benefits linked to bhang.
Both CBD and THC have a molecular structure similar to compounds your body naturally produces — known as endocannabinoids.
Endocannabinoids bind to your body’s cannabinoid receptors and are involved in activities like learning, memory, decision making, immunity, and motor function (2Trusted Source).
Due to their likeness in structure, THC and CBD can also bind to your body’s cannabinoid receptors — impacting the way your brain relays messages between its cells.
Smoking or vaping dried parts of the cannabis plant causes blood cannabinoid levels to peak within 15–30 minutes.
In contrast, cannabinoids consumed as part of a food or drink are released into the bloodstream a lot more slowly — peaking around 2–3 hours later (3Trusted Source).
Bhang contains THC and CBD, compounds that can bind to your body’s cannabinoid receptors and impact your learning, memory, motor, and immune functions.
Helps prevent nausea and vomiting
Bhang may help reduce nausea and vomiting.
THC — one of the main cannabinoids found in bhang — has been approved to treat nausea in some parts of the United States (4Trusted Source).
So far, its anti-nausea and anti-vomiting effects have been most researched in people undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.
In a review of 23 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) — the gold standard in research — people undergoing chemotherapy for cancer were given either cannabis-based products, conventional anti-nausea drugs, or a placebo.
Those given cannabis-containing products were close to three times less likely to experience nausea and vomiting, compared to those given a placebo. What’s more, these products appeared to be as effective as conventional anti-nausea medication (5Trusted Source).
Similarly, other reviews observed strong evidence that cannabinoids — the main active compounds in bhang — are effective at reducing nausea and vomiting, particularly in adults undergoing chemotherapy (4Trusted Source).
Still, evidence also link heavy chronic use of cannabinoids to abdominal pain, chronic nausea, and heavy vomiting in some people. This is especially frequent in middle-aged men and not easily treated by conventional anti-nausea medications (6Trusted Source).
Bhang may help reduce nausea and vomiting, especially due to side effects of chemotherapy. However, heavy, long-term use may increase nausea and vomiting in some people.
May reduce pain
Pain reduction is one of the most common medicinal uses for cannabis products like bhang (7Trusted Source).
Several studies support its effectiveness.
For instance, a recent review of 28 RCTs reported that cannabinoids were effective in treating chronic pain and nervous system pain (8Trusted Source).
Another review of 18 RCTs found that cannabinoids may be especially effective at reducing chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis (9Trusted Source).
Additionally, a study in 614 people with chronic pain showed that 65% of those who used medically prescribed cannabinoids reported improvements in pain (10Trusted Source).
Cannabis products like bhang may be effective at reducing pain, especially when caused by conditions like fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.
May reduce muscle spasms and seizures
Bhang may also help reduce muscle spasms and seizures.
For instance, evidence suggests that cannabis products may reduce muscle spasms in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), a medical condition that typically affects the brain and spinal cord, often causing muscle spasms.
Two reviews report that cannabinoids — the main active chemical compounds in bhang — were more effective than a placebo at reducing muscle spasms in people with MS (11Trusted Source, 12Trusted Source).
Cannabis-based products like bhang may also be effective at reducing seizures, especially in people not responsive to other treatments (13Trusted Source).
A recent review of four RCTs found that CBD-containing products may help reduce seizures in children with a type of epilepsy (a seizure disorder) resistant to drugs (13Trusted Source).
In another review, 9 mg of CBD per pound (20 mg per kg) of body weight per day was 1.7 times more effective than a placebo at reducing the number of seizures by half in people with epilepsy (14Trusted Source).
Still, more studies are needed to confirm these effects.
Cannabis-based products like bhang may decrease muscle spasms in people with multiple sclerosis. It may also reduce the number of seizures in people not responsive to conventional treatments.
Other potential benefits
Bhang may offer some additional benefits as well. The best-researched include:
May offer some protection against cancer. Test-tube and animal studies show that cannabinoids may destroy or limit the spread of certain cancer cells (15Trusted Source).
May improve sleep. Bhang may reduce sleep disturbances caused by sleep apnea, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and fibromyalgia (4Trusted Source).
May reduce inflammation. Test-tube and animal studies indicate that the compounds in bhang may reduce inflammation common in many diseases (4Trusted Source, 16Trusted Source).
Can increase appetite. Increased appetite is one of the most common side effects of bhang. This may benefit those trying to gain weight or maintain it — but may be considered a disadvantage to others (11Trusted Source, 17Trusted Source).
Bhang is sometimes promoted as a remedy to several health conditions, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Tourette’s syndrome, dementia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Parkinson’s, and schizophrenia.
However, not enough scientific evidence exists to support these benefits, and more studies are needed before strong conclusions can be made (4Trusted Source).
There’s emerging evidence that bhang may offer protection against cancer, reduce inflammation, and improve sleep and appetite. Still, more research is needed.
Though it may offer some benefits, bhang also carries certain health risks.
It’s mostly known for causing feelings of euphoria, but bhang can also cause panic, fear, or depression in some people (18Trusted Source).
Plus, due to its psychoactive effects, it may reduce short-term memory, coordination, and judgment, as well as promote paranoia or psychosis when consumed in high doses (19Trusted Source).
Bhang and other cannabis products should be avoided by children and teens — unless prescribed as a medical treatment.
Heavy or long-term use of bhang — especially when consumed at a young age — may alter brain development, increase dropout rates from school, and lower life satisfaction.
Cannabis products may also increase your risk of certain disorders, such as depression and schizophrenia — especially in people at risk of developing these conditions (3Trusted Source).
Moreover, consuming it during pregnancy or while breastfeeding can increase the risk of premature birth, low birth weight, and poor brain development in the infant.
So my opinion it Should not be legalized .what about yours leave answers in the comments section