Have you ever wondered what the differences were between Kratom & Cannabis?
You may already know that Kratom, Mitragyna Speciosa, comes from the leaves of the tropical evergreen plant. In contrast, Cannabis, Cannabis Sativa, is a flowering plant most commonly referred to as hemp when speaking about varieties cultivated for non-drug use and marijuana when referred to the varieties cultivated for recreational use.
Besides their obvious differences in plant origins, there are many comparisons we can make between the two herbals. If you want to know what do Kratom & Cannabis, have in common, how they differ, and whether or not they work together effectively, then you’ll want to stay tuned. We’ll provide a quick yet detailed comparison to give you an overview of the main differences and most common similarities between Kratom and cannabis.
Please Read The Status of Kratom Legalization in Canada before considering this herb.
Geographical Origins / Growth
Both Kratom and Cannabis have been used for centuries as a natural healing medicine for pain relieve among other things.
Chemical Make up
If Kratom and Cannabis have similar effects then they must have a very similar composition, right?
Their chemical makeup and the way they react in the body differ quite a bit. For starters, take a look below and you’ll notice that Kratom contains an extra molecular compound in the mix that cannabis doesn’t have.
Do you know which one it is?
Cannabis nowadays is most often thought of as a recreational drug that’s sole purpose is to give you the best high. However, many fail to remember that the herb contains incredible healing power, just like Kratom.
One of the reasons for the heightened popularity of Kratom has been its claimed ability to act as a way to help users fight opioid addiction again. Kratom provides an effective approach to pain relief and has been shown to harbour great healing effects. In addition, many users have praised the herb for treating various conditions from chronic pain, seizures, depression and much more. Traditionally used as a way to fight fatigue and increase workers' productivity, the herb’s power to allow the user to focus clearly and concentrate on tasks requiring a great deal of accuracy is incredible.
Cannabis, on the other hand, although having similar pain relief and calming effects to Kratom, is a substance that acts to numb and blurs your focus rather than allowing you to zone in and concentrate on a specific task. If you’ve ever heard yourself saying, I feel completely useless when I’m on weed or coming off the high, then Kratom may be a herbal you want to consider switching over to. It acts as a sedative at low dosages, while at higher doses, you’ll notice more stimulant-like effects.
As many of you probably know already, the most common way to consume marijuana is by smoking it. When cannabis is smoked, it moves directly from the lungs into the bloodstream and then to the brain.
Kratom, on the other hand, is typically consumed by ingesting in powder form. Most commonly made into a tea, added to beverages or taken in a capsule. For more information on the various ways to take Kratom, you can refer to this page, ‘The Different Types of Kratom.’
Mechanism of Action
The Interaction Between Kratom & Cannabis
Curious to know whether the two herbs make a good mix or whether you should steer clear?
You can most definitely take Kratom and Weed together however it is important to understand the interaction between the two before doing so. When taken together, they synergize the effects of each other, heightening your experience.
Important info to note before combining Kratom & Weed:
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