Why does weed make you sleepy?

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  1. toby-da-tiger toby-da-tiger

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    Everytime I seem to light up, I feel sleepy after
  2. Buzzby Buzzby

    • Buddhist Curmudgeon
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    That's the usual experience when smoking Cannabis Indica or an Indica-heavy hybrid. It has something to do with CBN and CBD, two of the cannabinoids present in the weed. Cannabis Sativa and Sativa-heavy hybrids have much lower levels of these substances.

    When I smoke Sativas, I feel like getting up and dancing or taking a hike in the woods. When I smoke Indicas, I feel like sitting on the couch and nodding off.
  3. sterbo sterbo

    • sailor dog...
    • Since: Feb 10, 2007
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    Seems to effect a lot of people that way regardless of whether the strain they are using is Sativa or Indica.
    To what degree that effect is, depends on a lot of things including one's general physiology, state of physical wellbeing and so on.
    Over time you can expect variations on the theme.
    Certainly though, one can help facilitate, to a degree, the desired effect by choosing one strain over the other...
  4. 5drive 5drive

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    Inhaling smoke also delivers toxins. Two of the biggies are carbon monoxide and benzene. Although both are deadly poisons, the only noticeable effect you'll get from them is sleepiness. Enough of either will put you to sleep permanently. The quantities you get from smoking herb are sufficient to just make you drowsy. Although they're also present when smoking cigarettes, the stimulant effect from nicotine tends to more than counteract the sleepy effect.
  5. sterbo sterbo

    • sailor dog...
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    Well, some folks anyway. Not this 'ol sailor dog.
    Smoking pot always wires me.
    Hmmm, maybe it's a side effect of my last cloning...:cool:
  6. 5drive 5drive

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    I forgot to include a footnote that the data didn't include sailor dogs. ;)
  7. feedyourhead feedyourhead

    • Girly Girl
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    smoking has the exact opposite effect on me. i can't smoke before bed.. i won't fall asleep.
  8. sterbo sterbo

    • sailor dog...
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  9. shortlk shortlk

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    So would schwag have more of the Sativas, and nug would have more on the Indicas? because schwag/reg (i dont know what you all call it on here) makes me want to go crazy, and nug/crippy makes me want to chill.
  10. feedyourhead feedyourhead

    • Girly Girl
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  11. Buzzby Buzzby

    • Buddhist Curmudgeon
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    No. The difference between schwag and nugs is in how the plant is grown and processed. Schwag is allowed to pollinate and produce seeds. It rarely has top-quality genetics. It's rarely cured. It includes leaves along with the buds. It's just not as potent.

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